19 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 this list.

Fit&Well is Seeking Fitness Stories

Fit&Well helps you live a healthier, longer, and happier life. Their editor is seeking pitches for fitness stories. They’re particularly keen on first-person pieces. They usually pay about $130 or £100 for short, 400-word first person stories. They pay more for in-depth researched pieces. If interested, email your pitches to ruth.gaukrodger@futurenet.com. To read their editor’s post, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

Cambridge Edition is Seeking a Freelancer who Specializes in Property

Cambridge Edition is Cambridgeshire’s leading lifestyle magazine. For a feature, their editor is commissioning a freelancer who specializes in property. Pay is 25p/word. If interested, email phoebeharper@bright.uk.com. To read their editor’s post, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

Apartment Therapy is Looking for Pitches

Apartment Therapy is a home and decor website that features DIY how-to’s, design lessons, expert advice, and shopping guides for creating beautiful homes. They want to “highlight homes in the coolest towns across America.” They’re seeking “personal essays that tell the story of how your town has impacted your home and style.” Rates begin at $350. Read their post here. Submit your pitch here.

Deadline: June 7th, 2024

Alma is Accepting Pride Month Pitches

Alma is a Jewish feminist publication. They’re accepting Pride Month pitches. They’re interested in personal essays, pop culture blogs, and little known histories. They strongly encourage Jews from underrepresented communities to pitch. Rate is $100. Send your pitches to vanessa@heyalma.com. Read their post here. Learn more about them here.

Cosmopolitan is Seeking an Expert in Chinese Astrology to Write an SEO Explainer

Cosmopolitan is a women’s magazine for dating tips, sex advice, beauty tutorials, fashion trends, and more. Their senior astrology editor is seeking an expert in Chinese astrology to write an SEO explainer for Cosmo Astro. There is a potential for future projects as well. Rates begin at $200. If interested, email erika.smith@hearst.com ideally by Monday. To read their editor’s post, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

Deadline: June 10th, 2024

Business Insider is Seeking American Parents Living Abroad

Business Insider covers business, personal finance, tech, lifestyle, politics, and more. Their senior editor is “looking for American parents living abroad to share their experience of summer camp/summer vacation with kids outside of the US.” They usually pay $250 for such pieces. If interested, direct your pitches to cpreti@insider.com. To read their senior editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Backstory is Commissioning for Issue 3

Backstory is a bookshop and bar in south London. They publish a biannual magazine which is also called Backstory. The magazine is about books and bookshops. They’re commissioning for issue 3 of the magazine. They would love pitches for lively columns (usually 450 to 500 words) and reported features (usually 1,000 to 1,500 words) on all things book world. Fee is £150 for columns and £500 for features. Email your pitches to magazinepitches@backstory.london. For more details, read this post and their contributor guidelines.

Deadline: June 21st, 2024

Bolts is Seeking Story Pitches

Bolts is “a digital magazine that covers the nuts and bolts of power and political change, from the local up.” They’re always seeking freelancers to report on stories related to voting rights and criminal justice across the US. Most of the stories they publish involve original reporting. They offer a default rate of $800 for such stories. If interested, email your story pitches to pitches@boltsmag.org. To learn more, refer to their post and this page.

BBC’s Tech Correspondent will be Commissioning Features

BBC’s tech correspondent will be commissioning occasional tech features: “My favorite pieces make mundane things interesting and unpack the systems we use everyday. The weirder and more fun the better. Generally shy away from business stories but everything’s in scope.” They generally pay about $0.55 a word. To read their tech correspondent’s post, click here. To visit their website, click here.

The New York Review of Architecture is Accepting Pitches

The New York Review of Architecture is a publication that reviews architecture in New York. Their managing editor is accepting pitches at c.wyma@nyra.nyc. Rates: essays and reportage begin at $0.25/word, and review pieces begin at $300. To read their managing editor’s post, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

Cicero Independiente is Accepting Pitches about Pride Month and/or Juneteenth

Cicero Independiente is a bilingual news outlet for Cicero & Berwyn, IL. They’re accepting pitches pertaining to Pride Month and/or Juneteenth. They’re excited to work with writers of all experience levels. Their rates start at $150. For more information, refer to their post and freelance interest form.

Popular Mechanics is Seeking a Freelance A/V Writer

Popular Mechanics is a source for tech, science, math, aerospace, military, and auto news. Their senior editor, reviews is seeking a freelance A/V writer for some commerce work: “Pressing need for someone who has tested outdoor speakers in the past, but I need a person or two for various types of speakers, headphones, TVs and possibly projectors throughout the year.” They usually pay $500 to $600 per new story or ground-up rewrite. If interested, email mike.epstein@hearst.com by the end of this week. To read their senior editor’s post, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

Deadline: June 2nd, 2024

Health.com is Seeking Health and Wellness Freelance Writers

Health.com offers evidence-based, actionable health and wellness information. Their news editor is seeking experienced health and wellness freelance writers for ongoing assignments. They will pay $350 per news article (around 700 to 1,000 words). If interested, email jani.hall@dotdashmdp.com. To read their news editor’s post, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

Feminist Food Journal is Accepting Pitches

Feminist Food Journal is an online magazine about feminist food future. They’re accepting pitches for their forthcoming BODY issue. The issue will “explore how food relates to our minded-bodies in all their diversity.” They pay a flat rate of $130 per piece. If interested, email your pitches to pitch@feministfoodjournal.com. To learn more, refer to their post and this page.

Deadline: June 12th, 2024

New Scientist is Looking for Features for the Holiday Issue

New Scientist is a weekly science and technology magazine. Their features editor is looking for feature pitches for their holiday issue. Each year, they publish a double-length issue around Christmas and New Year. In that issue they usually publish about 15 features ranging from 1,200 to 2,300 words. These features are fun and quirky and involve some NEW science. Rates begin at £660 for 1,200 words. If interested, send your pitches to abby.beall@newscientist.com. To learn more, refer to their features editor’s post and their guide for freelancers

Deadline: June 14th, 2024

Black Women Radicals is Accepting Essays and Creative Non-Fiction

Black Women Radicals is “a Black feminist advocacy organization dedicated to uplifting Black feminist leadership.” They’re celebrating “50 Years of the Combahee River Collective” with a call for abstracts for a special issue of their blog, VOICES IN MOVEMENT. They’re only accepting essays and creative non-fiction articles. Rate is $250. To learn more, refer to their post and call for abstracts.

Deadline: June 24th, 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

GrooveVolt is Seeking Pitches for their First Print Issue

GrooveVolt is a publication covering music, fashion, cultural commentary and more. They are launching their first print issue in September. Abid Haque recently Tweeted a call for pitches for this issue.  They want standalone evergreen pieces that speak to music trends, culture, technology, etc. They’re paying $75 to $500. To learn more, refer to this Tweet and visit their website.

Deadline: July 1st, 2024

Curbside Chronicle is Looking for Pitches for the Annual Animal-Themed Issue

Curbside Chronicle is “Oklahoma’s first and only street paper, employing and empowering people experiencing and transitioning out of homelessness in Oklahoma City.” Their editor is looking for pitches for their annual animal-themed issue: “Overlooked invertebrates, amazing creatures you oughta know or humans working hard to make life better for our winged and four-legged friends would be ideal.” They will pay at least $250 per story. If interested, DM their editor on X. To read their editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Deadline: July 14th, 2024


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