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.

Business Insider covers business, financial, and technology news. Their associate editor is seeking pitches for “stories about finding financial freedom, insider insights into what’s happening in FAANG rn, and successful, young entrepreneurs.” Their rates start at £270 or $350. If interested, email your pitches to kfields@insider.com. Read their editor’s Tweet here and their writer’s guide here.

Being Patient is an online community for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and caregivers. They are seeking pitches for “Diversity & Dementia” series. They want “profiles on inspiring people of color who are working to make a difference in the lives of people with Alzheimers / dementia (through research, advocacy, community organizing, etc).” Word count: 800-1,200 words. Rate: $0.20 per word. Pitches should be sent to alex@beingpatient.com. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread. To contact them, refer to this page.

Deadline: May 26th, 2022

Anime Feminist covers “Japanese pop culture through a feminist lens.” They are accepting pitches. They want anime, manga, and other Japanese pop culture content (video games, live-action TV and cinema, fashion, etc.). They pay $50 per article (around 1,000-2,000 words). They are more than happy to accept pitches from new or aspiring writers. For more information, read their Tweet and contributor guidelines.

Popular Science is a science and technology magazine. Their senior gear editor is looking to assign a ton of product round-up stories to writers. He is mostly looking for writers to cover TVs, routers, and monitors. Rate is $500 per piece. If interested, get in touch with their editor at stan@popsci.com. Read their editor’s Tweet here and their writers’ guidelines here.

Robb Report is a luxury lifestyle magazine. They cover luxury cars, yachts, jets, watches, style, and more. They are seeking “smart, sharp feature ideas at the intersection of music and luxury.” According to a payment report, they paid $1/word for a 375-word story. If interested, email jfenner@robbreport.com. To learn more, refer to their senior editor’s Tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

Insider is a global news publication. They are seeking “a freelance writer based in Atlanta who has experience writing about airlines/is interested in reviewing flights.” Their rates start at $350. If interested, DM their senior editor of freelancers on Twitter or email akalish@insider.com. Read her Tweet here. Contact them here.

The Tyee is an online news magazine from Vancouver, British Columbia. They accept “pitches for original reporting, personal essays, photo essays, analysis and opinion pieces.” They are interested in all kinds of subjects. They pay a day rate of $250. When they accept a pitch for a story, they work with the freelancer to determine whether it is a one-day, two-day, or three-day story. They don’t usually assign pieces above the three-day rate. For details, refer to this Tweet and their submissions page.

Refinery29 UK is a media and entertainment company that focuses on young women. Their entertainment editor is seeking pitches on the Bling Empire’s new season. They usually pay £180 to £250 per piece. If interested, email your pitches to maybelle.morgan@vice.com. To read their entertainment editor’s Twitter thread, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Maclean’s Magazine is a Canadian current affairs magazine. Their digital editor is looking for pitches for their website. He has tweeted, “I’m looking for compelling narratives about the country, good writing that helps life here make sense, and stories that amplify underrepresented voices. All of that is intentionally broad!” He is eager to work with younger/less experienced writers and also BIPOC and LGBTQ2+ writers. Rate is $300 to $500 per story (800-1,000 words). Pitches should be sent to kc.hoard@stjoseph.com. Read their digital editor’s Twitter thread here. Contact them here.

GAMINGbible is a website by LADbible Group about everything gaming. They cover the latest releases, emerging trends, insightful opinions, and more. They are open to freelance pitches. Their typical fee is £100 for 1,000 words. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread. To contact them, refer to this page.

Girls’ Night In is a weekly newsletter that offers smart reads and recommendations on books, wellness, relationships, recipes, and more. Their audience mostly comprises highly-educated millennial women aged 25-35+ years. They are seeking guest mini essays (400-700 words), Q&A interviews (5-7 questions), and pieces (200-300 words) for their “3 Good Things” series (the series focuses on 3 really good recommendations that are worth trying out). Rate is $0.50 per word ($200-$350) for mini essays, $250 for Q&A interviews, and $200 for “3 Good Things.” They prioritize pitches from writers of color or writers from other underrepresented backgrounds. For more information, refer to this Tweet and their pitch guide.

The Daily Dot is a website that covers internet culture and life online. They are looking for pitches “at the intersection of internet culture/sports/race” for their Presser project. They will pay around $450+ per piece (800 to 1,200 words and 1 to 3 sources). Pitches should be sent to ramon@dailydot.com. To learn more, refer to their news director’s Tweet and their Presser project.

Shape Magazine is a source for health, fitness, beauty, fashion, and celebrity news. Their news editor is seeking freelance writers who can take on timely news assignments. Experience/credentials in health/wellness will be a plus, but not required. Pay starts at $150. There is no deadline for writers to reach out. Email christie.calucchia@dotdashmdp.com for more information. Read their news editor’s Twitter thread here. Learn more about them here.

Every is “a bundle of business focused newsletters.” They write analysis and commentary, and they write from the practitioner’s perspective. Their newly appointed Editorial Lead is accepting pitches. They generally pay around $500 per piece. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread and their ‘about us’ page.


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