14 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Dear Writers,

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

Please carefully study each publication before sending a pitch.

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— Jacob Jans

Thanks to Fatima Saif for compiling this list.

Bon Appétit is a magazine that features recipes, cooking tips, reviews, and more. Their restaurant editor is accepting pitches (on a rolling basis) for a series. They have tweeted, “If you’re a writer with strong feelings about one of your city’s most iconic dishes and where to eat it, get in touch! Prioritizing longtime locals!” They’re currently only accepting US stories. Rate is $500. If interested, send your pitches to elazar@bonappetit.com. Read their restaurant editor’s Twitter thread here and their pitch guide here.

New Humanist is a magazine of culture and science. Their deputy editor is accepting pitches at jessica.abrahams@newhumanist.org.uk. They’re “interested in reportage, book reviews, philosophy, Big Ideas, and science.” They pay £350-£500 for features and about 10p/word for reviews and online-only. To read their deputy editor’s tweet, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

Pit is a magazine with roots in pit barbecue cooking. They’re extending the pitch deadline for their Fat Issue. You can now send your pitches to hello@pitmagazine.uk by March 12th. They have tweeted, “We’ve had a lot of similar ideas, so get creative. Explore the world of plant-based fats! Get down with dairy! Think around the theme! Find unique, quirky angles.” They typically pay £150 to £200 per piece (1,000-2,500 words). For details, read their Twitter thread and guidelines.

Deadline: March 12th, 2023

Opportunity for Book Reviewers: “Hello all book reviewers — are you excited about a forthcoming book that engages with the notion of place? Pitch me at: bookreviews@thecommononline.org. (I’m particularly keen on books by BIPOC authors & works from indie presses, any genre!)” Honorarium: $200 for reviews (1,200 to 1,500 words). To learn more, refer to this tweet.

Salon is an independent publication that covers news, politics, culture, entertainment, science, health, and food. Their politics editor is seeking pitches, especially from writers of color and femmes. They’re mostly looking for “quick commentary columns on the topic of the week.” Rate is $150. Pitches can be sent to stesfaye@salon.com. To learn more, refer to their politics editor’s tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

Rest of World is a global nonprofit publication that covers technology’s impact beyond the Western bubble. Their features editor is looking for great story ideas about technology’s impact in Africa, Asia, LatAm, or Eastern Europe. Their features are usually 3,000 words+ and start at $1 per word. Pitches can be sent to victoria@restofworld.org and/or kevin@restofworld.org. To read their features editor’s tweet, click here. To learn how to pitch them, click here.

Data Center Dynamics (DCD) is a source for data center news and analysis. Their editor-in-chief is looking for a number of freelance articles over the year for their data center publication. They have tweeted, “Along with general pitches, we are looking for data center-specific pieces on cooling, investment, and the Indian market. We are also looking for broader pieces on the grid & renewable power, as well as the construction market. Plus AI*/HPC/server hardware stuff. *Not consumer stuff.” Their general rate is £375 per 1,000 words. If interested, email sebastian.moss@datacenterdynamics.com. To read their editor-in-chief’s tweet, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Vainqueur is a Canadian fashion culture and lifestyle platform. Their founder & editor is seeking Women’s History Month pitches from Canadian journalists/writers. They pay $0.75 CAD a word for articles that are over 500 words and $1 CAD a word for articles that are less than 500 words. To learn more, refer to their founder & editor’s tweet and this page.

Deadline: March 15th, 2023

Modern Farmer is a quarterly magazine and website about agriculture and food. They’re seeking engaging storytelling about farming and food systems. They’re open to many formats including reported features, personal essays, and multimedia storytelling. Rates start at $350. Pitches can be sent to pitches@modfarmer.com. For more information, refer to their tweet and submissions page.

Lonely Planet offers travel guides and information. Their senior editor is commissioning for a new series, Local Voices, where they profile someone (such as a tour guide, chef, shop owner, or artist) that people should add to their travel plans. Rates will start from $300 for a 500 to 800 word piece. If interested, email melissa.yeager@lonelyplanet.com. To learn more, refer to their senior editor’s Twitter thread and their general pitching guidelines.

Yellow Seeds Magazine is accepting pitches for March. They want “non-partisan think-pieces that question our cultural conversations to humanize our complexities as people.” Rate is $50 for 700 to 800 word essays. Send your pitches to yellowseedspub@gmail.com. To learn more, refer to their editor’s tweet and submissions guidelines.

Common Good Magazine is a print magazine about “faith, work, and economics — which is to say, about the seamless life.” They send out periodic calls for pitches. They then try to develop a long-term relationship with the writers they publish. For digital-only pieces, they generally pay $250. For print pieces, they start at $0.50/word. Read their tweet here and sign up for their calls for pitches here. Learn more about them here.

Latin America News Dispatch (LAND) is a digital news media outlet that publishes news stories on Latin America and the Caribbean. They also publish stories on US foreign policy and the Latino community in the US. Their editor-in-chief has tweeted that they’re seeking freelance journalists to write a couple of pieces (750 words each) on Latinx issues in the US, particularly higher education. He has not mentioned the rates in his tweet but according to a now-deleted tweet by their former editor, their rates start at $200 for reported features. If interested, DM their editor-in-chief on Twitter. To read his tweet, click here. To read their writers guidelines, click here.

Opportunity for Home Writers to Write Hearst Branded Content: “I’m going to go blank but if any home writers want to slide into my DMs for potential Hearst branded content across House Beautiful, Veranda, ELLE DECOR and Good Housekeeping pls do!” Payment will be around $500/story. To learn more, refer to this tweet.


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