21 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 Writers who are Going to Martha’s Vineyard via Ferry

Business Insider’s associate editor of lifestyle and entertainment freelance writers is looking for writers who are heading to Martha’s Vineyard this May/June via ferry. Rates begin at $200. To read their associate editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Block Club Chicago is Seeking Pride Month Stories

Block Club Chicago is a reader-supported nonprofit news organization delivering reliable coverage of Chicago’s neighborhoods. They’re seeking Pride Month-related stories based in Chicago. Think:

– “Feature on Chicago LGBTQ+-owned business”

– “Looking back on a piece of lesser-known local LGBTQ+ history”

– “Highlighting an advocate/group that uplifts LGBTQ+ Chicagoans”

Rates begin at $150 per story. To read their post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Business Insider is Seeking Essays on the Financial Cost of Being Single

Business Insider covers business, personal finance, tech, lifestyle, politics, and more. Their lifestyle/entertainment editor is seeking personal essays about “the financial cost of being single.” Rates begin at $220 for a piece of 600 words. To learn more, refer to their editor’s post and this submission form.

Deadline: May 31st, 2024

Inverse is Seeking a Writer to Cover AI

Inverse is an online magazine that covers technology, science, culture, entertainment, and gaming. Their deputy editor of tech reviews & guides is seeking a freelance writer to cover AI. They want 4 short blog posts per week, or 2 essays/columns per week, or 2 blog posts and 1 essay/column per week. Rates are $100 for AI essays/columns (at least 800 words) and $50 for AI news blogs/explainers (at least 400 words). If interested, email ray.wong@inverse.com. To read their deputy editor’s post, click here. To visit their website, click here.

West End Phoenix is Looking for Stories

West End Phoenix is a periodical local newspaper for Toronto’s West End. They’re accepting pitches for stories. They pay $0.50/word. They pay more for longer reported pieces. If interested, direct your pitches to hello@westendphoenix.com. To read their post, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

IJNet is Looking for Tips and Tricks that will Help Journalists

International Journalists’ Network (IJNet) offers the latest tips, training opportunities, trends, and tools for professional and emerging journalists. If you want to share any tips and tricks that will help journalists globally, then send them your pitches. They pay writers $200 per article and accept work in English, Spanish, Portuguese or Russian. To learn more, refer to their post and this page.

Mecella Co. is Hiring Writers

Mecella Co. is a blog covering politics, entertainment, technology, finance, the environment, and health. They’re hiring writers. Their rate is $0.10 a word. If interested, send your CV and resume to brandon@mecella.co. For more information, refer to their post and ‘about’ page.

The Floor Magazine is Seeking a Piece about African Francophone Music

The Floor Magazine is a print and digital publication spotlighting Black art. Their editor is seeking a writer who can write a piece for them on African Francophone music. They will pay a flat rate of £250. If interested, email karen@thefloormag.com. To learn more, refer to their editor’s post and their ‘about’ page.

Deadline: May 20th, 2024

The Sick Times is Accepting Pitches

The Sick Times is a site chronicling the Long Covid crisis. They’re accepting reported news story and essay/commentary pitches. They prioritize pitches from people who have Long Covid and related diseases. Rates are $1,200 for news features (1,200 to 1,400 words) and $400 for essays (1,000 to 1,200 words). Send your pitches to editors@thesicktimes.org. To learn more, refer to their post and this page.

Euronews Green is Looking for Stories

Euronews Green addresses “environmental topics that drive positive change.” Their editor is seeking stories on two themes for EU Green Week:

– “Towards a water resilient Europe”

– “The Green Deal into the future”

If interested, send your pitches to lottie.limb@euronews.com. They’re always open to other green stories. Rate is €180 for around 800 words. To read their editor’s post, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Good Tape is Seeking Pitches for the Celebrity Issue

Good Tape is a print magazine that tells the podcast industry’s untold stories. They’re looking for pitches for their second issue which is focused on celebrities in podcasting. They encourage “pitches about celebrities, but also ones that interrogate the issues surrounding wealth, notoriety, and what it means to be ‘famous’ in audio.” Their rate is $0.50/word and they’re generally looking for 1,500-2,000 word pieces. If interested, send your pitches to pitches@goodtape.com. For more information, read their post and call for pitches.

Deadline: May 31st, 2024

High Life is Seeking Chicago-Based Writers

High Life is British Airways’ in-flight magazine. Their editor is looking for Chicago-based writers who are interested in pitching ideas about ‘upmarket Chicago’. They pay 40p/word for a main feature (usually 1,500 words). To read their editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Deadline: May 17th, 2024

Rewire News Group is Looking for Pitches for Campus Dispatch Series

Rewire News Group is a media organization that covers sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. They’re looking for pitches for their Campus Dispatch series. They’re seeking a college student or recent graduate to write an op-ed or reported story about “how repro rights, LGBTQ+ issues, voting rights, and more affect themselves, their campuses, and/or their peers.” Pay is $350 for op-eds and $500 for reported stories. Email your pitches to roy.natasha@rewirenewsgroup.com. To learn more, refer to their editor’s post and their Campus Dispatch series.

Maisonneuve is Accepting Pitches

Maisonneuve is a Montreal-based quarterly of “arts, opinion and ideas.” They’re accepting pitches for their unthemed fall issue. They’re seeking reported features with refreshing and urgent angles. They’re currently only interested in long-form journalism. Rate is $0.15 per word for most articles. Send your pitches to nour@maisonneuve.org. To learn more, refer to their post and this page.

Deadline: May 20th, 2024

The New Inquiry is Looking for Dispatches from People Active in the Anti-Genocide Protests

The New Inquiry is an online magazine and website of cultural and literary criticism. They’re looking for dispatches (1,000 to 1,500 words) from people active in the anti-genocide protest movements. Anonymity can be preserved. Pitches from groups or collectives are welcome. Rate is $500. Send your pitches to submissions@thenewinquiry.com. For details, refer to this post and this page.

SFGATE is Looking for Pitches

SFGATE is a digital publication that covers news and entertainment from the Bay Area and beyond. Their California Editor is always seeking “great stories from freelancers about everything from state news and trends to history to a good ‘ol ‘why is that thing that way’ explainer?” Pay is $250 to $400+. If interested, email your pitches to tessa.mclean@sfgate.com. To read their editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Viator is Looking for a Galveston writer

Viator, a Tripadvisor company, is a marketplace for travel experiences. They’re looking for “a Galveston writer (preferably a Black writer) for a potential insider guide to the city, with a Black history/ Juneteenth hook (you’d only be writing based on answers from a source).” Rates begin at $290. If interested, email lcocking@tripadvisor.com. To learn more, refer to this post and their ‘about’ page

MIT Technology Review is Seeking Pitches

MIT Technology Review is a media company that explains the commercial, political, and social impact of the newest technologies. They’re looking for pitches for their upcoming print issue. The theme of the issue is Hard Problems—Food. They’re seeking longer pieces: narrative features, investigations, profiles, and essays. Pay is $1 to $2 a word. Details here and here.

Deadline: May 20th, 2024

The Jersey Vindicator is Seeking Investigative Stories on New Jersey Issues

The Jersey Vindicator is a nonprofit newsroom that offers high-quality investigative and public-service journalism on New Jersey government and pressing statewide issues. They’re looking for investigative story pitches on New Jersey issues. They generally pay $1 per word. If interested, send your pitches to jerseyvindicator@gmail.com. To learn more, refer to this post. To contact them, refer to this page.

Reboot is Accepting Pitches

Reboot is “a publication and community reimagining techno-optimism for a better collective future.” Their editor is accepting pitches that “fit in the intersections of tech, materialism, ideology, climate, and culture.” They pay $200 per essay. Send your pitches to jacob@joinreboot.org. To learn more, refer to their editor’s 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

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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