13 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors & Publishers

Dear Writers,

Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors.

A friendly reminder: Please do not contact these publishers without carefully studying the publications first. Make sure you understand their publication, and the types of articles they publish, before you send them a pitch.


Jacob Jans

Thanks to Fatima Saif for contributing to this article.

New Scientist is a weekly science and technology magazine. Their features editor is always seeking physics and tech features as well as interviews with fascinating scientists. Payment reports indicate that they pay 50p per word. To learn more, refer to their features editor’s Twitter thread and their guide for freelancers.

KneeDeep Times is a digital magazine about climate resilience. They are “accepting story pitches, with a special interest in reporters covering climate resilience in their own communities around the greater SF Bay Area.” They strongly encourage young journalists and POC to apply. They generally pay $1 per word.  If interested, send your pitches to editor@kneedeeptimes.org. To learn more, refer to their Twitter thread and this page.

Pix is a wine discovery platform. Their chief content officer is accepting pitches. Their rates start at $0.50/word. Read their chief content officer’s Tweet here and learn more about them here.

Type Investigations is a nonprofit investigative newsroom. They cover the “most urgent issues of our time, including racial and economic justice, climate and environmental health, and civil and human rights.” Their senior editor is accepting pitches at sasha@typeinvestigations.org. Their written features are generally 4,000-6,000 words and they typically pay $3,000-$6,000 (including travel and reporting expenses). For more information, refer to their senior editor’s Twitter thread and their pitch guide.

Cosmopolitan UK is a women’s magazine for dating tips, sex advice, beauty tutorials, fashion trends, and celebrity news. Their acting entertainment editor has tweeted, “Looking for Entertainment pitches to run before 2022 –  topical, timely (Selling Sunset, Emily In Paris, And Just Like That etc) or a new take on the usual Christmas films (Love Actually, The Holiday, The Grinch ??).” Their rates start at £120. Pitches should be sent to dusty.baxter-wright@hearst.co.uk. Read their entertainment editor’s Tweet here and their pitch guide here.

Popular Science is a science and technology magazine. They are seeking “a freelancer with some solid space clips who’s up for pitching and writing one space story a week.” They pay $250 for straightforward news posts. For more information, refer to their executive editor’s Twitter thread and their writers’ guidelines.

BuzzFeed Culture is accepting pitches for their Body Week series. They are interested in “stories about body image, disability, the body and masculinity, cosmetic procedures and trends, and more.” They pay $100 to $300. Send your pitches to reader.pitches@buzzfeed.com. To read their Tweet, click here. To read Body Week series’ previous stories, click here.

The Sun is Britain’s largest newspaper. Their assistant head of features is looking to commission topical hard news investigations for both print and online. They are also accepting news, showbiz, consumer, and lifestyle pitches. If interested, email hayley.richardson1@thesun.co.uk. To learn more, refer to their assistant head of features’ Tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

Novara Media is “a multimedia outlet specialising in political commentary that addresses the defining issues of the 21st century.” They are seeking pitches for their disability coverage. They pay £100 to £175 per piece. If interested, email your pitches to charlotte@novaramedia.com. For details, refer to their head of article’s Tweet and their pitching guidelines.

Lovetovisit.com is accepting pitches from London-based journalists on “fun and exciting things to do in the capital in 2022.” Rate is 5p per word. Pitches should be sent to press@lovetovisit.com. To learn more, refer to their commissioning editor’s Tweet and their website.

Give Me Astoria covers Astoria, New York’s culture, dining, events, lifestyle, fashion, art, music, and more. They are looking for pitches for their January issue. They pay around $100/article. Send your pitches to merissa.principe@givemeastoria.com. To learn more, refer to their editor’s Tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

Buzzfeed Books is seeking roundups, quizzes, TV/movie and books content, and anything out of the box. They pay $100 to $300. To learn more, refer to their editor’s Twitter thread and their website.

Woman & Home is a monthly lifestyle magazine for women. Their junior news editor has tweeted, “woman&home is commissioning paid op-eds. News hooks + evergreen, relevant to our audience especially UK&US.” “womanandhome.com still commissioning opinion pieces from US/UK writers who represent our readership—womxn aged 40+. Underrepresented writers in this group plz get in touch.” They pay £150-£200/ $200-$270. If interested, email your pitches to aoife.hanna@futurenet.com. To learn more, refer to their junior news editor’s Twitter thread. To contact them, refer to this page.


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