27 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors and Publishers

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Here’s our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors. All of these are paid opportunities, with payment rates up to $1 per word from some of the publishers, but keep in mind that rates may need to be negotiated.

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Thanks to Fatima Saif for her research on this article.

Drive Magazine is a lifestyle magazine by Subaru. Their readers love “adventure, family, traveling, health and fitness, road trips, pets and animals, giving back to their communities, environmental consciousness, learning new things, DIY projects, cooking, etc.” They are looking for pitches for their magazine and website. The pitches do not have to be about Subaru, cars, or driving. They generally pay about $1 per word. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread and their pitch guide. To contact them, refer to this page.

Runner’s World is a magazine and website that publishes “stories about every aspect of running, from tips on how to get started to human interest pieces to training plans for competitive runners aiming for a new PR, and everything in between.” They are accepting story pitches. They pay $350 to $5,000 per story depending on length, research/reporting, turnaround time, etc. For more information, read their health and fitness director’s Tweet and their pitch guide.

Vice UK’s associate editor is seeking stories about getting into – and out of – debt for The Debt Collection column. According to payment reports, they pay up to 30p per word for features. If interested, email your pitches to ryan.bassil@vice.com. Read their associate editor’s Tweet here and The Debt Collection column here.

Polygon is Vox Media’s gaming website. They are expanding their coverage of tabletop games and are accepting freelance pitches for news, reviews, previews, features, opinions, etc. They are interested in hearing from diverse voices. According to their culture editor, floor for quick/breezy posts is $150 and reported stuff is $300. If interested, email your pitches to charlie@polygon.com. To learn more, refer to their tabletop editor’s Twitter thread, their pitching guidelines, and their tabletop section.

Parents Magazine’s contributing editor is looking for pitches on “LGBTQIA+ topics told by queer people, parents, and teens.” “It’s a reported guide for parents looking to support their LGBTQIA+ kids, themselves, & the queer community.” Pay is $300 to $500. Pitches should be sent to amber.leventry@gmail.com. Read their contributing editor’s Tweet here and their writer’s guidelines here.

CreakyJoints is a digital community for arthritis patients and caregivers. They are seeking some talented and experienced health writers to create content for them. They will pay around $300 to $400 per article. To learn more, refer to this Tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

The Continent is a pan-African newspaper. They are looking for pitches for a series of profiles (600 words) of Human Rights defenders in each of the SADC’s 16 countries. They will pay $250 per profile. To learn more, refer to their news editor’s Tweet and their call for pitches.

Insider is a global news publication. They are seeking travel writers to craft travel guides for their cities. Bonuses: If you have lived in that place for a long time and have great photos or love taking them, and this city is one that most tourists overlook. Rates start at $200. For details, refer to their editor’s Tweet and this Google form.

Future of Good features stories, innovations, trends, and insights about social impact in Canada. They are seeking “freelance writers for topics like: global development, social finance, tech for good, CSR, Indigenous innovation, youth leadership & more.” Their preference is Canadian writers as they are covering social impact in Canada. Their rates start at a minimum of $0.60 per word. Read their Tweet here. Learn how to write for them here.

Secure Futures by Kaspersky is a technology and cybersecurity magazine for C-suite and senior professionals. They are commissioning pieces on how tech is changing the world. Their priority topics are: future of work, future of society, digital transformation, technology talent, healthcare, and cybersecurity. They will pay $200 to $1,000 per article. Pitches should be sent to susi.oneill@kaspersky.com. To learn more, refer to this Tweet, their background and pitch guide.

Deadline: May 3rd, 2021

The Monitor is a bimonthly policy and current affairs magazine by CCPA (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives). They are seeking pitches for their September/October issue which is themed “Whose harvest? Decolonizing the food justice movement.” They are seeking feature articles, investigative journalism, book reviews, and illustrations. They pay $300 for short articles of 700 words, $500 for 1,300 to 1,500 words, up to $800 for feature length stories, and $150 to $800 for illustrations. If interested, send your pitches to monitor@policyalternatives.ca. For details, refer to their Tweet and call for submissions.

Deadline: June 15th, 2021

HealthCentral is a health website that helps people make informed decisions about their chronic life with confidence—not fear. They are seeking BIPOC health writers to work on their “Race to Health column, which explores how racism impacts the health of people of color.” They will pay $400. To learn more, refer to this Tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

Sounds Profitable is a newsletter about adtech in podcasting. They are looking for guest writers. Their founder has tweeted, “Looking for unique perspectives on podcast adtech and advertising. Prioritizing BIPOC, marginalized genders, and disabled writers. Focus is on industry growth/exploration not promotion.” Rate: $150 per article. Read their founder’s Tweet here and contact them here.

Metro Opinion is seeking pitches for their new weekly The Truth Is series. The series explores “life’s unspoken truths and long-held secrets.” The contributors “challenge popular misconceptions, confess a deeply personal secret, or reveal their wisdom from experience.” Their rates generally start at £70 for 600 to 800 words. If interested, email your pitches to angela.pearson@metro.co.uk. To learn more, refer to their acting deputy editor’s Tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.


Inspire the Mind is a mental health blog. They are commissioning for May. They are seeking essays, opinion pieces, and reported pieces. They would “love a focus on sex, relationships, music, culture, and all things mental health (everything should have a mental health theme).” They will pay £85 for 700 words. Pitches should be sent to hgladwelljourno@gmail.com. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread and their website.

Deadline: May 10th, 2021

Geez Magazine is a quarterly print magazine about “social justice, art, and activism for people at the fringes of faith in both Canada and the US.” They are accepting pitches for stories, prayers, history, poems, actions, and art for Dismantling White Supremacist Theology. They usually pay $30 to $100. To learn more, read their Tweet and call for pitches.

Deadline: May 15th, 2021

Opportunity for “technology writers to cover a broad range of topics, specifically aimed at enterprises, for a new publication launching soon.” They have budget for several commissions and are open to pitches. They are hoping to establish a pool of freelance writers. They are UK-based but are open to writers from anywhere. Rate: £0.20-£0.30 per word. If interested, contact james.pearce@iresearchservices.com. For more information, refer to this Twitter thread.

HoneyColony is a magazine and marketplace that is dedicated to saving bees and putting honesty back into our food supply. They focus on “health freedom, holistic health, new all-natural health studies and trends, and investigative health journalism.” Their managing editor is looking for general pitches. They will pay $75 per piece. If interested, email your pitches to laurie@honeycolony.com. To learn more, refer to their managing editor’s Tweet and this page.

Anime Herald is a website that offers news, reviews, interviews, and commentary on anime and anime fandom. They are looking for great ideas, especially for History or Niche articles. Rate: $50 per article (1,000 to 2,000 words). For details, refer to their Tweet, contributor guidelines, and pitch form.

C3 is “an online news magazine that gives conservatives who care about the environment a home, and a voice.” They are seeking pitches for “feature pieces on issues related to climate change, environment, innovation, technology, energy, etc. *from a conservative perspective.*” They will pay $150 to $300 per piece. Pitches should be sent to ericka.andersen@c3solutions.org. To learn more, refer to this Tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

SFGate covers news and entertainment from the Bay Area and beyond. Their editor is looking for story pitches for Haight Month. They will pay $200 per article. Send your pitches to tessa.mclean@sfgate.com. To learn more, refer to their editor’s Twitter thread. To contact them, refer to this page.

Certified Forgotten is a podcast in which film critics Matt Donato and Matt Monagle “unearth the most memorable horror films that feature five or fewer reviews on RottenTomatoes.” They are seeking your horror editorial pitches. They pay $75 per piece (about 1,000 to 1,500 words). For details, read their co-founder’s Tweet and their pitch guide.

Maisonneuve is a Montreal-based quarterly of “arts, opinion and ideas.” They are accepting pitches for their fall 2021 issue. The issue is unthemed but they will be running a couple of solutions journalism stories. That means they are “especially interested in pitches that explore practical solutions to social and environmental issues in Canada.” Their standard rate is $0.10 per word but for solutions features, they will be paying $0.15 to $0.25 per word. Pitches should be sent to madi@maisonneuve.org. To learn more, refer to their Twitter thread and this pitch guide.

Deadline: May 5th, 2021

The Blueprint is a digital publication that explores identity, culture, society, human rights, and freedom. They center “the most globally marginalized voices with an emphasis on South Asia and its diaspora.” They are accepting pitches and story ideas at submissions@theblueprint.news. They pay $150 to $250 per article. To read their Tweet, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Kill Your Darlings is an online magazine that is dedicated to arts and culture. They are accepting pitches and completed pieces for their first ever Vietnam Showcase. They are seeking essay/commentary (short 1,000 to 1,500 words, or long 1,500 to 3,000 words); memoir or personal essay (1,000 to 1,500 words); cultural criticism (1,000 to 1,500 words); and short fiction (1,500 to 3,000 words). They are looking for “writers from, living in or with a significant personal connection to Vietnam and/or the Vietnamese diaspora.” They will pay at least A$300. To learn more, refer to this Tweet and this page.

Deadline: May 21st, 2021

Different Leaf is a quarterly cannabis magazine. Their editorial is “created for new/lightly experienced cannabis users 45+ seeking the best information they need to navigate the expanding legal environment.” They are looking for freelance writers. Their articles are 250 to 2,000 words and their rates start at $0.50 per word. If interested, send your pitches to editorial@differentleaf.com. To learn more, refer to this Tweet and their pitch guide.

NBCLX is the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ TV and streaming network that targets adults 18-45. Their social strategy manager is seeking some good K-pop/BTS pitches. Rates start at $200. If interested, DM their social strategy manager on Twitter. To learn more, refer to this Tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.


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