16 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors. We’ve researched payment rates and found contact information for all of these publications, so you can easily connect with the right opportunity for you.

Please don’t contact these publications without first carefully studying them, and making sure your pitch closely fits their needs.

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Thanks to Fatima Saif for compiling of this list.

Business Insider is Seeking a Montreal-Based Freelancer

Business Insider covers business, personal finance, tech, lifestyle, politics, and more. Their editor is seeking a Montreal-based freelancer to contribute some travel stories this summer. Rates begin at $200. To learn more, refer to their editor’s post. To contact them, refer to this page.

Betches is Seeking Pieces about Weddings

Betches is a media and entertainment brand by and for women. Their VP of editorial is looking for pieces about weddings: “Are you a hilarious freelance writer who is also planning a wedding? If you have a lot of hot takes + great advice + suggestions for brides and wanna write about it for Betches, pls email me to connect: katiecorvino@betches.com.” As per a previous post by their VP, they pay $200 to $500 per piece. To learn more, refer to this post and their ‘about’ page.

The International Policy Journal is Always Seeking Essays on Foreign Policy

The International Policy Journal intends to be “the premier home of in-depth foreign policy discourse by progressive internationalists.” They’re always looking for essays on foreign policy. They pay $400 for articles of 750 to 1,000 words and $1,500 for features of 3,000 words. For more information, refer to their editor-in-chief’s post and their pitch guidelines.

High Country News is Seeking Diverse Narratives and Original Reporting

High Country News is a non-profit magazine covering the Western US. They’re seeking “diverse narratives and original reporting that help illuminate the wonders and challenges of living in the Western U.S. in the 21st century.” They pay $1 per word for reported content and $0.50 per word for essays and reviews. Their rates for print and web are the same. To learn more, refer to their editor-in-chief’s post and their updated submission guidelines.

Africa Arguments is Always Looking for Freelance Journalists

Africa Arguments is a pan-African magazine that publishes news analysis, features, opinions, investigations, essays, and more. They’re always looking to expand their network of freelance journalists. For reported features, their rates begin at $250. If interested, get in touch with them at editor@africanarguments.org. To learn more, refer to their managing & climate editor’s post and this page.

Immigrantly Media is Looking for Blog Posts

Immigrantly Media is a media startup that focuses on culture, identity, and the immigrant experience. They’re looking for pieces to publish on their blog. They’re seeking one blog post in each of these categories: Student Activism; Food and Identity; and Immigrant Stories. They’re looking for diverse perspectives especially from underrepresented communities. If interested, email your blog submissions to outreach@immigrantpod.com. Pay is $50 to $100 per article. To learn more, refer to their post. To contact them, refer to this page.

The Great Central Gazette is Looking for Solutions-Focused Features on Community Cohesion

The Great Central Gazette is a not-for-profit local newspaper in Leicester. They’re looking for solutions-focused features on community cohesion. They’re particularly seeking “anything that highlights two or more communities coming together to solve some of Leicester’s most pressing issues.” They pay £125/story. To learn more, refer to their post and pitch guidelines.

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 to write about a journalism tool, application or resource that they haven’t covered, then send them your pitches. They pay $200 per article and accept work in English, Spanish, Portuguese or Russian. For details, refer to their post and this page.

Unbias the News is Accepting Pitches

Unbias the News is an all-women feminist newsroom. They have extended their pitch submission deadline for the Democracy Playbook project (now you can submit your pitches till May 17). For this project, they want to “find stories from the past and present that center on social movements and their successful tactics and strategies for regaining control over their democracies, or parts of them.” They will pay €500 per reported article, per person. Details here and here. Submit your pitches here.

Deadline: May 17th, 2024

Wealth of Geeks is Seeking Pitches about Your Geeky Side Hustles

Wealth of Geeks is a website that offers tips and tricks to grow your wealth. They want to hear stories of people who make $1,000 or more per month doing something geeky. They will pay $450. Send your pitches to make@wealthofgeeks.com. To read their post, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

Business Insider is Looking for Pitches from Young Retirees

Business Insider’s editor is seeking first-person essay pitches from young retirees: “Are you a young retiree? Do you regret retiring early? Is there something you wish you had done differently? Or has it been the best decision?” If interested, send your first-essay pitches to folito@inisder.com. Rates begin at $220 for 700 words. To read their editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here

AFAR is Accepting Pitches

AFAR is a multi-platform travel media brand that inspires, empowers, and enriches travelers who care. For the next few months, their editor is seeking “deep dives into subcultures and stories about scientific oddities.” The rates begin at $1.00 per word for their magazine and $0.50 per word for their website. For more information, refer to their editor’s post and their updated pitch guidelines.

Business Insider is Seeking People Who Have Tried Standby Cruising

Business Insider’s senior editor of lifestyle + entertainment freelancers is looking for people who have tried standby cruising or have recently taken advantage of last-minute cruise deals or have scored a spot on Holland America’s standby cruises ($49/day). Rates begin at $230 for 600 words. If you’re interested in sharing your experiences with them, DM their editor on X. To read their editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Artsy is Looking for Writers in Asian Art Capitals

Artsy is a platform for collecting and discovering art. Their editor is looking for “art writers in Asian art capitals (esp Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore), Paris, Nigeria, Italy, Australia, U.S. outside NYC and LA.” They’re open to other pitches as well but these are priorities. They typically pay between $250 and $500 per piece. Email your pitches to josie.thaddeusjohns@artsy.net. To read their editor’s post, click here. To read their guide for freelance writers, click here.

City A.M. is Seeking Features about Food

City A.M. is London’s financial and business newspaper. Their Life&Style editor is seeking feature pitches about food. The pitches do not need to be about London. Pay is 30p per word. If interested, send your pitches by the end of this week to steve.dinneen@cityam.com. To learn more, refer to their editor’s post. To contact them, refer to this page.

Deadline: May 5th, 2024

The Nonprofit Quarterly is Seeking Climate Justice Writing

The Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ) is a nonprofit print and digital magazine that educates the nonprofit sector through research-based articles and resources. They’re seeking “climate justice writing by movement leaders and practitioners in the field of all ages—including, and especially, youth (ages 18–35)—for a special edition centered on the young people bringing new leadership, energy, and hope to the climate justice movement.” They will pay $200-$500 for all accepted written submissions. To learn more, refer to their post and this page.

Deadline: June 30th, 2024


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