14 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors (Up to $1.00 Per Word)

Dear Writers,

Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches, directly from editors. We’ve researched payment rates and contact information for all of these publishers, to make it easier for you to find the right opportunities for you.

Please carefully study each publication before sending them a pitch. Not sure how to write a good pitch? Check out these articles…

Thanks to Fatima Saif for compiling this list.

IJNet is Accepting Pitches

International Journalists’ Network (IJNet) offers the latest tips, training opportunities, trends, and tools for professional and emerging journalists. If you want them to report on a story, journalism tool, app or resource, then send them your pitches. Most of their freelancers work in English, but they have also added the opportunity to work in Spanish, Portuguese or Russian. They pay $200 per article. To learn more, refer to their post and this page.

Hammer & Hope Accepts Pitches from Writers

Hammer & Hope is “a magazine of Black politics and culture.” Their aim is to “build a project whose politics and aesthetics reflects the electric spirit of the protesters who flooded the streets in 2020, a project that breathes life into the transformative ideas pointing us towards the world we deserve.” They accept pitches from writers at submissions@hammerandhope.org. They pay $1.00/word for commentary, $1.33/word for reported features, and $300/25 lines or less and $6 each additional line for poems. To learn more, refer to this page.

The Xylom is Always Open to Pitches

The Xylom is a “Gen-Z-led nonprofit exploring the communities influencing and shaped by science.” They accept pitches on a rolling basis. They publish personal essays (1,200 to 1,500 words), science analysis and opinion pieces (1,200 to 1,500 words), and narrative-driven science feature stories. They also publish 10-ish-word stories. They pay at least $200 per piece. For more information, refer to their editor’s post and their submissions page.

Glamour is Looking to Connect with Freelancers

Glamour is an online magazine for women. Their purpose editor & deputy website editor is looking to connect with more freelancers with “a focus on purpose-driven content.” If you’re available for commissions, then get in touch with their editor at lucy.morgan@condenast.co.uk. As per a previous post by this editor, they pay £200 for 800 words. To learn more, refer to this post. To contact them, refer to this page.

Trails is Always Accepting Pitches

Trails is a quarterly, print-only magazine for “the backpacking and trail community.” They cover backpacking and other human or naturally-powered means of sleeping outdoors e.g. bikepacking, canoe camping, and even rafting or mountaineering. They’re always accepting pitches. They’re currently focusing on Issues Five and Six. They pay writers at least $0.50 a word. To learn more, refer to their founding editor’s post and their contributor information page.

Sound Fields is Seeking Pitches about Audio Documentaries

Sound Fields is an online publication and event series about the art of audio documentary. Their inaugural issue asks you to help them answer: “What is an audio documentary?” They’re seeking pitches for original essays and Q and As/conversations (written/transcribed) for this issue. They have capacity to accept 3 essays and 2-3 Q and As/conversations. They will pay an honorarium of $400 for essays (1,500 words or less) and $200 for Q and As/conversations. To learn more, refer to this post and this page.

Deadline: September 7th, 2023

New Internationalist is Looking for Pitches

New Internationalist is a bi-monthly magazine and a website that reports on global social and environmental justice and equality. Their co-editor is seeking pitches for well written and researched pieces: “I’m looking for hard hitting pieces of writing, making original political contributions in up to 1,500 words. How do we tackle decolonise the international economic system? How do we fight the far right? How can we build better movements across borders? I’m looking for pitches on questions like these and on the issues that are the core of our magazine: inequality, democracy, corporate power and Big Tech, climate change and environmental injustice, the oppression and dispossession of Indigenous and other groups.” They particularly want to hear from voices that are under-represented in Western media. They pay 27p per word. Send your pitches to nick.dowson@newint.org. To read their co-editor’s post, click here. To read their general pitch guide, click here.

Polygon is Seeking Stories about Twitch

Polygon is Vox Media’s gaming website. They’re running a week-long package in which they will “run stories about Twitch and its place in pop culture  — including which trends are taking over the platform, what it means to be a Twitch star, what fans are up to, and what we’ve spotted at this year’s TwitchCon.” If interested, email your pitches to nicole.clark@polygon.com and CC specialprojects@polygon.com. Their rates start at $300 for reporting. For details, read their culture editor’s post and their TwitchCon pitch guide.

Deadline: September 8th, 2023

Violet Book is Commissioning a Piece on Tina Turner

Violet Book is a magazine about fashion, art, and womanhood. They’re commissioning a piece in their Eulogies section on Tina Turner. The piece will look at her life and influence. Pay is £100 for 500 words. Interested journalists can send their clips to their senior editor at olivia@violet-book.com. To read their senior editor’s post, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Deadline: September 13th, 2023

Bay Nature is Seeking Stories about the Impacts of BIL and IRA’s Funding on Nature

Bay Nature is a print and digital magazine that covers the nature, wildlife, and environment of the San Francisco Bay Area. Their digital editor is looking for freelance stories about the impacts of BIL and IRA’s funding on nature in the Bay Area. They will pay $0.50 to $1.00 per word for 800 to 4,000 words. To read their digital editor’s post, click here. To submit your pitch, click here.

Bluedot Living is Open to Pitches from Anyone Attending New York Climate Week

Bluedot Living is a publication that covers local innovations on climate issues. Their editor is open to pitches from anyone who attends New York Climate Week and comes away with an excellent local, solutions-based climate story. Rate is $250 per dispatch (400 to 800 words). Send your pitches to editor@bluedotliving.com (please take a look at their website before pitching). To read their editor’s post, click here

Going is Seeking Freelancers for an Assignment about the Best Credit Cards for Travel Rewards

Going (formerly Scott’s Cheap Flights) offers cheap flight deals. Their content marketing director is looking for freelance writers for an assignment about the best business credit cards (available in the US) for travel rewards. They will pay around $600 for this piece (approximately 1,500 words). If interested, send your clips to katie.hammel@going.com. To read their content marketing director’s post, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

The Objective is Seeking a South Asian Freelance Journalist

The Objective is a nonprofit newsroom that publishes articles on communities journalism in the United States has typically ignored. They’re seeking a South Asian freelance journalist who has experience of: reporting on the BJP and writing about media organizations. Rate is $400 to $1,200. If interested, email gabe@objectivejournalism.org. To learn more, refer to this post. Please note that they’re also always open to pitches. To pitch, refer to this page.

Studio Magazine is Seeking Submissions for Spring/Summer 2024

Studio Magazine is a national publication about contemporary craft and design in Canada. They publish twice a year and have an ongoing web presence. They’re looking for submissions for their Spring/Summer 2024 issue: DEFINITION. The issue will re-visit “the question of what it is that defines craft.” While they’re interested in the shifts brought about by tech, they’re “also looking to explore themes including, but not limited to, authenticity, classification, heritage, history, and cultural shifts.” Pay is .30 cents/word. To learn more, refer to their tweet and this page.

Deadline: September 30th, 2023


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