26 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors

Dear Writers,

Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors.

Please carefully study each publication before sending a pitch.

If you’re new to pitching, here are a few resources to help you get started:

— Jacob Jans

Thanks to Fatima Saif for compiling this list.

BuzzFeed News is a news website by BuzzFeed. Their tech desk editor is seeking Gen Z-related tech pitches. They pay $0.33 per word for essays and $0.50 per word for reported pieces. There is no deadline for pitches. If interested, email your pitches to mark.yarm@buzzfeed.com. To read their tech desk editor’s Twitter thread, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Rest of World is a global nonprofit publication that covers technology’s impact beyond the Western bubble. Their China editor is seeking news stories (800 to 1,000 words); insightful reports (1,000 to 2,000 words); and bold ideas (600 to 1,200 words) on the human-level impact of technology in China. They prioritize local voices. They pay $500 for news stories, $750 for reports, and $500 to $750 for ideas. Send your pitches to yll@restofworld.org. For more information, read their China editor’s tweet and their pitch guidelines (China desk).

Poynter is a school that teaches and inspires journalists and media leaders. They’re accepting pitches for pieces on LGBTQ+ issues in journalism. Reporting is preferred, but they’ll consider columns and opinion pieces. Rates begin at 50 cents a word. Pitches should be sent to pitch@poynter.org. To read their Twitter thread, click here. To contact them, click here.

Good Beer Hunting produces “strategic beer brands, intellectually honest editorial, beverage industry analysis, and a deep-dive podcast.” Their news editor has tweeted, “Are you a freelance writer based in or around WA, MI, TN, IA, OH, or British Columbia? I want to talk to you about a potential story related to Bigfoot.” Rate is $700 for features. Read their news editor’s tweet here and their style guide here.

Dazed is a British style magazine and an online platform that covers music, film, TV, fashion, culture, science, technology, and more. Their features editor is looking for pitches, especially on internet culture and music. Their features editor hasn’t mentioned the rates in their tweet, but according to an old tweet by one of their editors, rates start at £150 for features. If interested, send your pitches to gunseli.yalcinkaya@dazedmedia.com. To read their features editor’s tweet, click here. To visit their contact page, click here.

Remezcla is an independent media brand that covers emerging Latin music, entertainment, and culture. Their trending news editor is seeking Latina/e writers (of all experience levels) interested in film/TV or culture to write daily news, op-eds, or lists. Short news posts begin at $50 and everything else begins at $100+. Send your pitches to lyra@remezcla.com. Read their trending news editor’s Twitter thread here. Contact them here.

The Gutter Review is a queer owned non-profit website that offers unique perspectives (through long-form essays and interviews) on lesser-known, forgotten, and unsung comics and visual media. They’re accepting pitches. They publish essays and opinion pieces, theories and discussions, and long-form interviews. The pieces range from 1,500 to 6,000 words. Pay is $150 per essay. If interested, email your pitches to chloe@thegutterreview.com. For more information, refer to their Twitter thread and pitch guide.

SheKnows empowers women through discussions and articles related to women’s issues including health, relationships, sex, parenting, and beauty. Their health/sex editor is seeking sex and relationship essays: “I particularly love stuff that intersects with health, bodies, mental health, etc. But a good love story never hurts either.” Pay starts at $175. Pitches can be sent to kspeller@shemedia.com. There is no deadline for submission of pitches. To read their health/sex editor’s tweet, click here. To visit their ‘contact us’ page, click here.

Opportunity for Writers who are Disabled: “Looking for any writers who are disabled that love to talk about remote work, side hustle options for folks w a disability, managing finances, work, & life while disabled, etc.” Pay is $100 per article (800-1,000 words). To learn more, refer to this tweet.

Business Insider covers business, financial, and technology news. Their senior editor of freelancers has tweeted, “Journalism layoffs suck, especially at publications I love reading. I really wish I could do more to help. I’m always looking for writers who want to freelance for our business section — we’re open to a variety of story ideas.” Rates begin at $300. If interested, email akalish@insider.com. To read their senior editor’s tweet, click here. To read their writers’ guide, click here.

Being Patient is an online community for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and caregivers. They’re open to pitches for “Diversity & Dementia” series. They’re seeking “pitches for profiles on inspiring people of color who are working to make a difference in the lives of people with Alzheimers / dementia (through research, advocacy, community organizing, etc).” They will pay $250 per piece (800-1,200 words). If interested, send your pitches to alex@beingpatient.com. To learn more, refer to their editor’s tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

Deadline: January 30th, 2023

Passionfruit is the Daily Dot’s creator economy newsletter. They’re looking for new writers. They haven’t mentioned the rates in the tweet, but according to their editor, interviews start at $300 and reported features start at $450. To read Passionfruit’s Twitter thread, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

Well+Good covers fitness, cutting-edge nutrition, natural beauty, travel, and more. Their deputy editor has tweeted, “Got a big climate story you want to tell tied to well-being? Want to interview someone who is making our lives better in regards to sustainability, etc.? Pitch me!” Rates begin at $200. Pitches should be sent to samantha.leal@wellandgood.com. Read their deputy editor’s tweet here and their pitching guidelines here.

Deadline: January 24th, 2023

The Fence is a London-based independent quarterly magazine that ships internationally but focuses around life in the United Kingdom and Ireland. They’re open for pitches. Their editor has tweeted, “We’re a quarterly mag so we’re not into headline-chasing topical takes, but we do love personal stories and unreported scoops. This time out we’d like more on music, fashion and local scenes.” According to a previous tweet by this editor, they pay £150-£250 per story (1,000-1,500 words) for the Facts section. If interested, email your pitches to editorial@the-fence.com. To learn more, refer to their editor’s Twitter thread and their pitch guide.

Elite Daily is an online news platform for millennials. Their dating editor has tweeted, “Writers: Is there a TikTok dating trend you’ve been wanting to try? I’m looking to commission a first-person ‘I tried it’ piece for @elitedaily on viral dating app hacks. Fun, quirky, messy — let’s hear it!” The editor hasn’t mentioned the rates in her tweet, but according to their senior entertainment editor, rates start at $250. If interested, send your pitches to sarah.ellis@bustle.com. To read their dating editor’s tweet, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Mirror Gaming is a source for the latest gaming news, reviews, guides, and deals. Their senior content creator is looking for UK gaming freelancers who can do news shifts (Monday to Friday, 9 to 5). Rate is £125 per day. They’re also seeking pitches (for features, reviews, guides, and more) around big, upcoming games. Rate is £125 for daily news. Rate for one off pitches is higher. If interested, email shabana.arif@reachplc.com. To read their senior content creator’s Twitter thread, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Healthline is a health information website. They’re seeking health and wellness writers who can tackle general health and wellness topics (condition overviews, symptom identification, tips for prevention, etc.). Average rate is $200 for about 1,000 words. No pitches required. All assignments will include a detailed outline. For details, read their health and wellness editor’s tweet and their call for writers.

Insider is a global news publication. Their senior editor is “looking for someone to write a reported personal essay on the fresh hell that is summer camp registration this year (and every year? Lolsob).” Rate is $200 to $300 for 600 to 800 words. If interested, email them (ideally as soon as possible) at cpreti@insider.com. They’re also always seeking personal essays on health, parenting, and relationships. To read their senior editor’s tweet, click here. To visit their ‘contact’ page, click here.

The Revealer is an online magazine (by NYU’s Center for Religion and Media) about religion, media, and society. They’re accepting pitches from writers and scholars on “religion + society or religion + media.” They publish several types of articles: feature articles (originally researched/reported pieces), perspective pieces, and shows/films/books reviews. Rates are $500/feature article, $300/perspective piece, and $200/review. Pitches should be sent to editor@therevealer.org. Read their editor’s Twitter thread here. Learn more about them here.

Wired is a magazine and website that covers the current and future trends in technology. Their editor would love to hear pitches for stories from anywhere, but especially Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Their web freelance rates begin at $500. If interested, email your pitches to peter.guest@wired.com. Read their editor’s tweet here. Learn how to pitch stories to them here.

As Equals is a series by CNN about systemic gender inequality. They are looking for pitches for a new series that they are calling Stories from the Margins. They want “stories that reveal, explain, or investigate some facet of what it’s like to belong to certain categories of women whose stories remain largely out of view.” These include (but are not limited to) sex workers, domestic workers, undocumented women, older women (45+), trans women, non-binary people, women from religious minorities, religious women defying the mainstream narratives, disabled women, and indigenous women. They will strongly prefer pitches for stories from the global south. They will pay journalists a day rate of $350. Each story will be around 2,000 words. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread and this call for pitches.

Deadline: January 24th, 2023

T A P E Collective is “inviting creatives of mixed heritage to share pitches + reflections on working w/ nature as part of FREE TO FORAGE.” All arts forms are accepted. Rate is £100-£180. To learn more, refer to their tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

Deadline: January 27th, 2023

Oestrogeneration is a magazine platform that highlights transfeminine voices in the United Kingdom. They’re accepting pitches from transfeminine writers for their first ever print issue. The theme is tenacity. Rate is £80. To learn more, refer to their tweet and this page.

Deadline: January 29th, 2023

Dread Central is a website that covers horror movies, games, comics, novels, toys, and more. As part of their Black History Month programming, they are specifically looking for pitches from Black genre fans. They are particularly seeking Black writers to share their views on the genre. They will pay $100 per accepted article. To read their tweet, click here. To submit your pitch, click here.

Deadline: January 31st, 2023

Container is a digital magazine about creative technology. They’re seeking pitches that explore technology and its creative uses. They accept mid-to-longform features, including investigations (2,000 to 3,000 words); first person essays (600 to 1,500 words); illustrated articles; poetry; creative writing; podcasts; videos; and more. Rate is £300 per 1,000 words. If interested, email your pitches to info@containermagazine.co.uk. To learn more, refer to their tweet and this page.

Deadline: January 31st, 2023

ASEF culture360 is an online platform managed by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). They cover arts, culture, and heritage of 51 countries from Asia and Europe. They are seeking writers (remote) to produce features and interviews for their website. They will pay 200 Singapore Dollars per commissioned article (800-1,000 words). You can apply if you are a national of an Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) member country. For more information, refer to this tweet and their call for articles.

Deadline: October 31st, 2023


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