14 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Dear Writers,

Here’s our latest roundup of calls for writers — directly from editors, covering a wide variety of themes and topics.

Please carefully study the publication before contacting the editor. When writing your pitch, be sure to:

  • Carefully study the publication, to get a sense of their style
  • Have a clear idea of where you proposed article will fit into the publication
  • Have a clear sense of the publication’s general schedule
  • Have a clear sense of who the publication’s audience is
  • Choose just one idea to pitch — and make sure it closely fits the publication’s needs
  • Write a short pitch (no more than 200 words)

— Jacob Jans

Thanks to Fatima Saif for compiling this list.

Remezcla is an independent media brand that covers emerging Latin music, entertainment, and culture. Their music editor is always seeking latinx music news writers who can tackle daily assignments (ideally on ET time). Pay is $50 for 300-word stories. Send your pitches to alexis@remezcla.com. To learn more, refer to their editor’s Tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

Esquire is a men’s magazine that covers news, politics, style, food and drink, and entertainment. Their newly appointed senior culture editor is seeking “smart/intellectual/academic, but fun stories and essays on music, books, social issues, history, feminism/womanism, film, and television.” According to one payment report, they paid $2/word for a 3,500-word feature. Send your pitches to darryl.robertson@hearst.com. Read their senior culture editor’s Tweet here. Contact them here.

Boost is “launching a magazine for creators, focused on a Gen-Z creative audience charting a new path forward around economic freedom.” They are seeking “freelance writers and other creatives to talk about money, work, and what it takes to build something—and how to make it more sustainable and build around the life you want to live.” They are looking for tips and how-tos of 500-1,200 words; features (profiles) of 800-1,500 words; and financial diaries. Floor for tips and how-tos is $300 for 500 words and floor for features is $500 for 800 words. Rate for financial diaries is $200. For details, read this Twitter thread and this pitch guide.

Refinery29 is a media and entertainment company that focuses on young women. Their Senior Editor, Money Diaries/Lifestyle/Wellbeing has “a lot of queer assignments to assign over the next few months.” Rates start at around $300+ for short non-reported essays and go up depending on reporting. Send your pitches/writing samples to hannah.rimm@vice.com. To read their editor’s Twitter thread, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Atmos is a biannual magazine and digital platform that explores climate and culture. They are always seeking “culture stories with a climate twist.” For features, they pay $500 to $1,000. For digital stories, they pay a flat rate of $500. Send your pitches to yessenia@atmos.earth. To learn more, refer to their climate director’s Tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

DAME Magazine offers reporting and analysis on politics, policy, science, culture, and more. Their founder has tweeted, “If anyone laid off is looking to freelance write, we’re definitely accepting pitches for May and June (and beyond).” Their stories are unexpected, emotional, straightforward, illuminating, and human-centric. They pay $350 to $750 for reported stories. Read their founder’s Twitter thread here and their pitch guide here.

New Scientist is a weekly science and technology magazine. Their physics and tech features editor is always open for feature pitches about physics and space. They pay about £1,200 for a standard feature. For more information, read their editor’s Tweet and their guide for freelancers.

The Independent is an online British newspaper. Their deputy lifestyle editor has tweeted, “Looking to commission some timely features and expand our freelancer pool for Independent Lifestyle.” They cover “relationships, health/wellbeing, food, sustainability, fashion, women’s rights and the royal family.” According to one payment report, they paid £180 for a feature. Get in touch with their editor at laura.hampson@independent.co.uk. Read their deputy lifestyle editor’s Twitter thread here. Contact them here.

Roadbook is “a new digital space for the world’s creative travelers.” They are seeking “Mumbai-based writers to write on the city’s music scene, an intro essay that puts the city in context + more pieces.” They will pay £350 for about 1,100 words. Email your pitches to submissions@roadbook.com. To learn more, refer to this Tweet and their ‘about’ page.

Punkee is an Australian entertainment and pop culture news website. They are commissioning content for May. They are looking for Australia-based freelancers. They want pitches on dating and relationships, Aussie nostalgia and identity, lifestyle and more. Pay is $250 per article. If interested, email tahlia.pritchard@junkeemedia.com. To learn more, refer to their editor’s Twitter thread and their ‘about’ page.

Healthline is a health information website. Their editor is looking for pitches for their nutrition vertical to publish over the next few months. They are specifically looking for personal essays about culture, identity, and relationships with food. Queer, BIPOC, fat, disabled, neurodivergent, and rural writers are encouraged to pitch. They also want to hear from people who grow food. Rate is $300 to $400 per article. If interested, email your pitches to rthorne@redventures.com. Read their editor’s Twitter thread here. Learn more about them here.

The Daily Dot is a website that covers internet culture and life online. Their senior politics and tech editor is always seeking reported freelance pitches on “the intersection of tech and politics.” Pay is around $300 to $500. Pitches should be sent to dcovucci@dailydot.com. Read their editor’s Twitter thread here. Contact them here.

Local Profile is a print magazine and website serving the Collin County area (a community north of Dallas, Texas). They are looking for Texas-based writers. For posts (at least 300 words), the rate is $50. For features (at least 1,000-2,000 words), the rate starts at $400. If interested, contact brian@localprofile.com. To learn more, refer to their managing editor’s Twitter thread and their ‘about’ page.

Lifewire is a website that publishes tech news, reviews, how-tos, and more. They are looking for freelance writers and reviewers. They want “category experts who know the product landscape–what’s out now, what’s coming down the pike, which features are crucial, and which are marketing fluff– in one of the following areas:

Audio Accessories

Home Theater Audio & TVs

Cameras and Accessories

Car Tech

Computers, Laptops & Tablets

Computer Components and Accessories


Phones & Accessories

Smart Home”

They will pay $300 to $500 per piece. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread and this page.


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