15 Calls for Pitches – Earn Up to $1 Per Word

Here’s the latest calls for pitches directly from editors and publishers.

Topics covered include service journalism, gaming, technology, fashion, and more.

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Thanks to Fatima Saif for her research.

The New York Times’ smarter living editor is accepting pitches from POC journalists who have a fantastic service journalism story idea, especially around COVID-19. Pay is $1 per word. Send your pitches to tim@nytimes.com. For details, refer to this Twitter thread and this page.

Liftoff! is a “gaming, science, and tech digital mag aimed at teens, families, and educators.” Their pitching window for the summer is now open. They will be “taking 12 or so pitches on a range of games and topics, including the itch.io bundle games where appropriate.” They will pay $0.05 per published word. Send pitches to liftoffmag@gmail.com. Read their Tweet here and learn more about them here.

The Next Web (TNW) is “a global digital brand that informs, inspires and connects people who love tech through media, events and services.” They are looking to hire writers to cover tech, startups, and internet culture. They are specifically looking for writers from backgrounds that are underrepresented in tech e.g. women, POC, and writers from LGBTQ+ community. Pay is $200 to $300 per story. Send CV and examples of past work to georgina@thenextweb.com. For details, refer to this Tweet. To learn more about them, refer to this page.

Vogue Business is an online fashion industry publication. They “offer a truly global perspective on the fashion industry, exploring how cultural trends and global patterns will impact fashion businesses.” They are accepting pitches about what’s happening in fashion right now. They typically pay £550 for a reported feature story of around 800 words. Send your ideas to hilary.milnes@condenast.com. Read their senior features editor’s Tweet here. Learn more about them and contact them here.

Real Homes is a website that is a one-stop-shop for those looking to transform their homes. Their managing editor US is looking for experienced writers to cover home decor, DIY, deals and sales, gardening, and more. Their rates start at $100 per post. If interested, send an email to kaitlin.madden@futurenet.com. Read their editor’s Tweet here and learn more about them here.

Reviewed.com publishes lab-tested reviews on consumer electronics e.g. refrigerators, vacuums, televisions, laptops, smartphones, and more. They are a part of the USA Today Network. Their lifestyle writer is seeking beauty and men’s grooming pitches from people of color of all ages. Their rates start at $100. Send pitches to jkasparian@reviewed.com. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread or this page. To read the lifestyle section of Reviewed.com, refer to this page.

Prevention is a magazine that offers health tips, weight loss strategies, nutrition advice, natural cures, healthy recipes, and more. They are seeking new BIPOC voices for their site. They are looking for health writers and reporters to “cover health news, service, product recs, & more.” Their rates start at $150. If you’re interested, send an email to dtomb@hearst.com. Read their executive digital editor’s Tweet here and learn more about them here. Edit

Backpacker covers backpacking, camping, and hiking. Their senior digital editor is accepting pitches about backpacking, the outdoors, and anything related to them. Their online rates range from $150 to $250, with average being $175 to $200. Send pitches to aroy@aimmedia.com. For more information, refer to this Twitter thread. To read their contributor’s guidelines, refer to this page.

Scouted is a shopping and product recommendations vertical from the Daily Beast. They are looking to expand their freelance base. They are looking for reviews on specific products (e.g. sheets, kitchen gadgets, or anything that has made your life better). They are also looking for “roundups of businesses in categories like men’s and women’s fashion, tech, kitchen, home, beauty and more.” Right now they want to support small businesses, specifically BIPOC-owned businesses. They pay $100 to $200. To learn more, refer to this Tweet. To read Scouted, refer to this page.

MultiLingual is a magazine, newsletter, and website that covers global business, localization, language technology, and translation. They are looking for pitches for stories on “minority languages and how minority cultures around the world are intersecting with global events.” BIPOC to the front. Payment reports indicate that they pay at least $100 per piece. Send pitches to katie@multilingual.com. Read their managing editor’s Twitter thread here. Contact them here.

Explore is a lifestyle magazine for active outdoor-loving Canadians. They cover outdoor adventure, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, camping, winter sports, and more. Their content is largely Canadian. Their online editorial and community manager is looking to assign online articles to freelance writers who love adventure. She is especially looking for Canadians with diverse backgrounds and stories. Pay is $50 to $75 CAD for 500 to 600 words and $80 to $150 CAD for 800 to 1,000+ words. For details, read this Tweet and their contributor guidelines.

Climbing is a rock climbing magazine based in the US. They cover bouldering, trad climbing, alpine climbing, and sport climbing. They are looking for contributors to write about rock climbing. They pay $100 to $300. For most stories, they pay $150. Send pitches to kcorrigan@aimmedia.com. To learn more, refer to this Tweet and their writer contribution guidelines.

Britt’s List is “an online publication dedicated to telling the stories behind Australian fashion brands that lead their industry in environmental sustainability and ethical treatment of people and animals.” They are seeking freelance fashion writers or general content writers with an interest in fashion/sustainability. They are specifically seeking people in Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, and Auckland. They pay 30 to 40 cents per word. They pay $240 for a brand profile or listicle of 800 words. Contact them at hello@brittslist.com.au. To learn more, refer to this Tweet and this page.

Appcues offers a “product-led growth platform that helps businesses grow faster, scale bigger, and retain more users.” Their head of content would love to connect “if you’ve got SEO chops and experience writing about SaaS/product management/UX.” They will pay $250 to $700. For details, refer to this Tweet. To learn more about Appcues, refer to this page.

Scenic Hudson is an environmental group that is focused on the Hudson River Valley. They are seeking freelance writers for their blog, HV Viewfinder. They want “local, community-minded, curious, motivated, solid” writers with a passion for the land and people of the Hudson Valley. Pay is $200+ per article. Contact them at editorial@scenichudson.org. For details, refer to this Tweet. For more contact information, refer to this page.


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