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 this list.

NiCHE is Accepting Pitches

The Network in Canadian History & Environment (NiCHE) is “a confederation of researchers and educators who work at the intersection of nature and history.” They’re accepting pitches at nichecanadawebsite@gmail.com. They can offer an honorarium of $100 CAD per post to “graduate students, precarious scholars, or those without adequate or consistent access to institutional financial compensation, assistance or support.” To learn more, refer to their post, guidelines for contributors, and honoraria policy

Defector is Looking for Pitches from Fashion Writers

Defector is a sports blog and media company. Their co-owner would love to receive pitches from fashion writers for trend pieces explaining why everything is food now. As per their freelancer policies, they pay at least $1,000 for longer essays and reported pieces, and at least $500 for shorter pieces. If interested, email your pitches to pitches@defector.com. To learn more, refer to their co-owner’s post.

ScoonTV is Seeking a Writer to Cover China

ScoonTV covers business, politics, and social issues. They’re seeking “a writer with a background that can cover China.” “Cultural, military, and geopolitical pieces are all of interest.” Rate is $100 per published piece. To learn more, refer to this post and their website.

Pulse is Looking for Contributions

Pulse, a publication for GPs in the United Kingdom, is looking for contributions for 3 new series that are aimed at supporting and informing GPs. They’re seeking case studies and suggestions from readers:

– The communication breakdown service (unpaid opportunity)

– Case of the month (rate: £60)

– ‘Under the Radar’ diagnoses (rate: £60)

If you’re interested in contributing, please email jaimiekaffash@cogora.com. Details here and here.

Shelfy Editorial is Seeking Articles from Culture Writers

Shelfy Editorial is “a platform where culture is dissected and celebrated through the lens of its long-term resonance rather than short-term relevance.” They’re seeking articles from culture writers on evergreen topics and impactful people. They pay $0.50 per word. For details, refer to this post and this page.

Washingtonian is Seeking a UK-based Writer

Washingtonian is a general-interest magazine for the DC area. Their deputy editor is seeking “a UK-based writer who’s comfortable with both magazine profiles and tackling subjects who aren’t eager to talk.” Rates begin at $1/word. To read their deputy editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

EX Research is Accepting Pitches about Culture, Tech, or Both

EX Research is accepting freelance pitches. They want fun, funny, or weird pitches about culture, tech, or both. Pay is $200 for 800 words. To learn more, refer to this post and their ‘about’ page.

Rest of World is Commissioning a Long-Form Business Story

Rest of World is a global nonprofit publication that covers technology’s impact beyond the Western bubble. Their deputy editor is commissioning an exciting long-form business story. If you’re a journalist with experience of writing profiles of Silicon Valley companies and have sources in that space, please email itika@restofworld.org. Their deputy editor hasn’t mentioned the rates but as per this document, their rates for features begin at $1 per word. To read their deputy editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Asterisk is Accepting Pitches for Issue 08: Communities

Asterisk is a quarterly magazine that covers “science, emerging technologies, economics, politics, culture, global health, threats to human development and flourishing.” They’re accepting pitches for Issue 08: Communities. They pay $2,000 per story up to 4,000 words. If interested, email your pitches (by the end of this week) to submissions@asteriskmag.com. To read their post, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

Business Insider is Looking for Essays from Parents

Business Insider covers business, personal finance, tech, lifestyle, politics, and more. Their senior editor is seeking “essays from parents who won’t leave their kids with the grandparents anymore because of something they did (or won’t do).” They usually pay $250 for such pieces. Send your pitches to cpreti@insider.com. To read their senior editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Jamhoor is Looking for Pitches

Jamhoor, a South Asian–left media platform, is seeking “contributions on current and past struggles in South Asia that move the debate on armed resistance beyond polarized, moralistic frames of non-violence/violence to instead consider the role of a diversity of tactics in national/subnational liberation.” They pay their contributors 100 CAD. If interested, send your pitches to contact@jamhoor.org. For more information, refer to their post.

Deadline: July 15th, 2024

Modern Farmer is Seeking Stories

Modern Farmer is a quarterly magazine and website about agriculture and food. They’re seeking stories about “food equity, conscious consumption, and sustainable farming.” Rates start at $350. To learn more, refer to their post and submissions page.

Planetizen is Always Accepting Pitches

Planetizen is “a fiercely independent platform that creates, curates, and amplifies stories and resources to inform planning and people passionate about planning.” They’re always accepting pitches: “Are you a practicing planner, scholar, or work in a related field? We are always accepting pitches for feature articles that bring an expert lens to today’s key planning issues.” They pay professional writers $500 for a feature or career-related article. To learn more, refer to their post and this page.

Economic Hardship Reporting Project is Seeking Pitches

Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP) is a nonprofit organization that produces compelling journalism about income inequality and poverty in America. They’re currently seeking:

– “Election pieces that focus on voters and the economic realities shaping the politics of working-class & middle-class Americans”

– “Stories about economic inequality re: women and girls, families, repro rights, healthcare, parenting”

They’re always looking for “economic inequality stories related to housing, workers, immigration, student debt, and more.” Rates are $750 to $1,500 for reported personal essays; $800 to $1,500 for news stories; and $1.00 to $1.25 per word for features. To learn more, refer to their editor’s post and their pitch portal.

Journey Into Cinema is Seeking Long-form Pieces on Summer Festivals

Journey Into Cinema provides a refreshing take on the world’s most exciting films. They’re currently seeking long-form pieces on summer festivals: “Explorations of different cultures, vibes, feelings, films. Places like Karlovy Vary, FID Marseille, Locarno, Bologna, New Horizons, etc. What is the food like? What is the cinema culture? What are the conversations like? What’s the political context? How do you feel? Placing the films in their context, otherwise could just be watching it on a link at home. 1500 words.”  Rate is 8 cents (Euros) per word. They’re accepting pitches till the end of August. If interested, send your pitches to journeyintocinema@gmail.com. To learn more, refer to this post and this page.

Verywell Mind is Seeking Young Millennials/Gen Z Writers

Verywell Mind is a resource for mental health information. Their editor is seeking young millennials/gen z writers. They’re looking for “writers in the lifestyle, mental health, and wellness space.” Rate is $200/$250 per article. If interested, email melanie.curry@verywell.com. To read their editor’s post, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Business Insider is Looking for Pitches

Business Insider covers business, personal finance, tech, lifestyle, politics, and more. They’re looking for pitches from people who have recently renovated or remodeled part of their home and have regrets. Rates begin at $230. To learn more, refer to their senior editor’s post and this form.

Longreads is Seeking Personal Essays and Reading Lists

Longreads is a publication that shares longform stories. They’re seeking drafts for personal essays and pitches for reading lists and reported personal essays. Rates: personal essays pay $500, reading lists pay $350, and reported essays start at $500. They do not accept fiction. For details, refer to their post and guidelines.

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

Sixty Inches from Center is Seeking Pieces on Midwestern Black Artists

Sixty Inches from Center is a non-profit arts publication and archiving initiative that promotes art and writing in Chicago and the Midwest. They’re partnering with Black Lunch Table (a radical archiving project) on a new editorial series called Crowdsourcing the Canon. They’re looking for reviews and essays (up to 1,000 words) on Midwestern Black artists, particularly those whose Wikipedia entries lack sufficient citations. Rate is $350. To learn more, refer to this post and this call for pitches.

Deadline: July 1st, 2024

Christ and Pop Culture is Accepting Pitches on the Theme of Tribalism

Christ and Pop Culture is a Christian online magazine about pop culture. They’re accepting pitches for “insightful, original, magazine-style features on the theme of tribalism — a topic of increasing relevance as the nation prepares for a contentious presidential election.” Pitches should have strong Christian and pop culture emphases. Rate is $75 per feature. To learn more, refer to this post and their call for features.

Deadline: July 1st, 2024

Briarpatch is Seeking Pitches for the Labour Issue

Briarpatch is a Canadian magazine of politics and culture. They’re seeking pitches for their annual November/December Labour Issue: “Do you have a piece of juicy labour history or lessons from the picket line to share?” They pay $150 for profiles, short essays, reviews, and parting shots (typically 1,500 words or less); $250 for feature stories (usually 1,500 to 2,000 words) and photo essays; and $350 for research-based articles and investigative reporting (usually 2,000 to 2,500 words). If interested, send your pitches to pitch@briarpatchmagazine.com. Details here and here.

Deadline: July 1st, 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

Viator is Commissioning Personal Essays

Viator, a Tripadvisor company, is a marketplace for travel experiences. They’re looking to commission 2 personal essays (with a travel hook) for Latinx Heritage Month. Rate is $290. Send your pitches to lcocking@tripadvisor.com. To learn more, refer to this post and their ‘about’ page.

Deadline: July 15th, 2024


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