32 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors (Up to $1000+ Per Article)

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.

International Journalists’ Network (IJNet) offers the latest tips, training opportunities, trends, and tools for professional and emerging journalists around the world. They’re accepting pitches. You can share tips, tricks, tools, and resources that can help journalists globally. You can also share a fascinating story or discuss a current media trend. You will be paid $200 per article. Most of their freelancers work in English, but they have now also added the opportunity to work in Spanish, Portuguese or Russian. To read their tweet, click here. To submit your pitch, click here.

POCIT highlights the stories of POC within the sphere of tech and startups. They’re accepting pitches for career stories from black and brown folk in tech. They want “your tips for bossing a tech internship or interview, your stories of securing a raise, bouncing back from a layoff etc.” Rates begin at $150 for personal essays. For more information, refer to this tweet and their pitching guidelines.

Crikey is an Australian website and newsletter that offers news, commentary, and analysis on politics, world affairs, business, society, culture, and technology. Their deputy production editor/subeditor is looking for analysis or opinion pitches from freelance writers/journos. There is no limit on the subject matter. They usually pay $250 to $300 AUD for 600 to 800 words. To learn more, read their deputy production editor/subeditor’s Twitter thread and their submission guidelines.

Context is a media platform by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. They are seeking pitches for ‘Policy, honestly’ newsletter which “highlights the effects of specific policies or legislation.” They “trace a decision made in a meeting room down to the ordinary people on the sharp end of its impact.” Fee is £500 GPB. Pitches should be sent to barry.malone@thomsonreuters.com. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread and their ‘about us’ page.

Nexus Media News is a nonprofit news service dedicated to climate change. They’re looking for pitches. They’re especially interested in “climate stories as they relate to: the IRA, urban adaptation, reproductive health and the farm bill.” They pay $500 for reported features (1,000-1,200 words) and $350 for single-subject profiles. Send your pitches to drenwick@nexusmedianews.com. For details, read their editor’s tweet and their pitch guide.

Shedoesthecity is “an imperfect life guide for women.” They’re looking to publish 1 to 2 essays this month exploring personal transformation: “Have you made a big change that took your life on a new path? If you’re an emerging writer who wants to share your story, we want to hear from you.” They will pay $200/piece from the New Voices Fund. The fund is for women, transgender, and non-binary writers (Canadian residents) with less than 20 bylines. If interested, email your pitches to newvoices@shedoesthecity.com. To learn more, refer to their Twitter thread and this page.

The Tennessee Lookout is a news website that covers Tennessee government, policy, and politics. They’re looking to build up their crew of freelance writers. The writers should have a passion for politics, policy as well as getting behind the curtain. Knowledge of Tennessee will be helpful but is not necessary. They will pay $150-$200 for dailies; $400-$500 for enterprise; and $1,000-$1,200 for longer form/investigative pieces (up to 3,500 words). If interested, email info@tennesseelookout.com. To read their tweet, click here. To learn more about them, click here.

Study Hall is an online publication and community for media workers. They are seeking pitches for “Digest blogs, story-driven how-to guides, first-person reports on the state of media, and essays or features that investigate the culture of media work.” Rates: $300-$350 for blogs (800-1,000 words); $400-$600 for reports (800-1,600 words); up to $500 for essays (up to 2,000 words); up to $1,200 for features (2,000+ words); $250 for Q&As (~1,000 words); $350 for how-tos (500-1,200 words); and $800-$1,200 for guides. Pitches should be sent to pitches@studyhall.xyz. For details, read their newsletter editor’s Twitter thread and their pitch guide.

The Objective is a nonprofit newsroom that publishes articles on communities journalism in the United States has typically ignored. L.A. TACO is a publication that celebrates the taco lifestyle in the city of Los Angeles. The Objective’s food media collaboration with L.A. TACO is seeking pitches on:

– “Pandemic’s impact on food reporting (esp for immunocomp ppl)”

– “Whether coverage of non-Euro foods/chefs has become more thoughtful post BA”

Rates start at $200. Pitches should be sent to submissions@objectivejournalism.org. Read their editors’ tweet here and their general pitch guides here and here.

Climate Home News covers global climate politics. They’re looking for climate change stories from freelance writers from around the world. The stories should have a climate change angle as well as an international outlook. Topics of interest include “climate finance, major energy projects, land use conflicts, loss and damage attributable to climate change, greenwash, climate diplomacy and geopolitics.” Rates begin at £0.35/word. If interested, send your pitches to jl@climatehomenews.com. For more information, refer to their news editor’s tweet and this page.

Anime Herald is a website that offers news, reviews, interviews, and commentary on anime and anime fandom. They’re looking for articles, especially for their Interest category. They pay $50 per article (1,000-2,000 words). To learn more, refer to their tweet, guidelines, and pitch form.

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

Descript is an all-in-one video editor. Their managing editor has tweeted, “Call for pitches: Descript is looking for fresh takes on challenges for video creators. Our ideal writer is a video creator with writing chops.” They will pay $1,000 for 1,000-word assigned stories and $1,200 for pitched stories. Send your pitches and writing samples to ashley@descript.com. To read their managing editor’s Twitter thread, click here. To browse their blog, click here.

Popular Mechanics is a source for tech, science, math, aerospace, military, and auto news. They’re seeking experienced commerce freelancers to help them quickly fill holes in their home tools/home repair coverage. They pay $300 for new articles. To learn more, refer to this tweet and their ‘about us’ page.

Rolling Stone is a magazine and website that covers politics, music, and pop culture. Their senior entertainment editor is looking for freelance entertainment pitches. They’re not seeking music pitches at the moment. Their entertainment editor hasn’t mentioned the rates in their tweet but according to an old tweet by one of their editors, they pay $0.25-$1.00 per word. To read their senior entertainment editor’s Twitter thread, click here. To contact them, click here.

i-D is a fashion and style publication by Vice Media. They’re accepting pitches for “timely themed film lists, interviews with cool photographers, fun, opinion-y cultural criticism.” They pay £200+ per piece. Send your pitches to jenna.mahale@i-d.co. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread and their pitch guide.

Whynow features stories from both emerging and established people in arts, music, and entertainment. Their staff writer has tweeted, “Have you seen The Last of Us? Do you have a particularly strong angle to the HBO show and would like to write a feature on it? Pitch me! Maria@whynow.co.uk.” They will pay between £80 and £150. Read their staff writer’s tweet here. Learn more about them here.

Time Out is a guide to the best music, film, art, food, hotels, attractions, and things to do in the greatest cities of the world. Their chief features writer (UK) has tweeted, “We’re looking for feature pitches about interesting underground scenes/subcultures happening in the UK (esp. outside of London!) for Time Out. Unlikely music hubs, experimental fashion/art, niche interests, urban sports, etc.” Rate is around 25p/word. If interested, email chiara.wilkinson@timeout.com. To read their chief features writer’s tweet, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Healthline is a health information website. Their editor is seeking mental health pitches for You’re Not Alone content series. What they’re looking to cover (not an exhaustive list): “finding mental health care and difficulties that can come w/ that, what self-care can look like for people in intense therapy, how to receive treatment for phobias, how to receive mental health support from work.” POC LGBT+ to the front. Rates start at $300. Pitches should be sent to mlee@rvohealth.com. To learn more, refer to their editor’s Twitter thread and You’re Not Alone series.

Sierra Magazine is a print and digital magazine of the Sierra Club (an environmental organization). Their editor is seeking adventure, lifestyle, and conservation story pitches (digital-only). They accept reported news pieces, first-person essays, profiles, service stories, etc. Most, but not all, of their stories focus on the US. Their digital rates are $350 to $450 per piece. If interested, email your pitches to jenrosesmith.sierra@gmail.com. Read their editor’s tweet here and their editorial guidelines here.

Passionfruit is the Daily Dot’s creator economy newsletter. They’re always looking for creator-related pitches. They’re specifically seeking story pitches centered around Black History Month. Rates: Think pieces start at $250, interviews at $300, and reported features at $450. If interested, DM their editor on Twitter or email grace.stanley@dailydot.com. Read their editor’s tweet here. Learn more about them here.

Healthy Rich is a personal finance website. They are looking for LGBTQ+ money stories: “How has your LGBTQ+ identity affected your relationship with work and/or money?” They will pay $200 for personal essays of around 500-1,500 words. Send your pitches to pitches@healthyrich.co. To learn more, refer to this tweet and their call for pitches.

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

Opportunity for Black Travel Writers: “Seeking Black writers who want to tell Black travel stories. Think: insider guides, cultural histories, personal essay.” Rate: $250 and up. Pitches should be sent to lcocking@tripadvisor.com. To learn more, refer to this tweet.

Opportunity for a Personal Finance Writer: “I know someone in the business loans space who is looking for a personal finance writer. Budget is $300 per blog post/landing page of 500-1,000 words. Sounds like there is opportunity to get lots of assignments too.” For details, refer to this tweet.

Bellona Magazine is “a biannual journal and publishing collective.” They are accepting pitches for their ‘Surplus’ issue. They are looking for “speculative pitches on the political economy, aesthetics, rhythms and spatialities of surplus.” Rate is $150 per essay. If interested, send your pitches to bellonamagazine@gmail.com. To learn more, refer to their tweet and submissions page.

Deadline: January 20th, 2023

Slow Ways is a national walking network connecting all the towns and cities of Great Britain. They are partnering with All the Elements and Huck Magazine’s Outsiders Project for a new project, Tales from a Slow Way. For this project, they are looking to commission creatives and groups to co-produce stories situated on their walking routes. The stories can be about any topic and can be in any format (film, music, art, photo essays, zines, creative writing, etc.). The stories should inspire people to contribute to and use their network of Slow Ways. Fee is £2,000. For more information, refer to their tweet and this page.

Deadline: January 21st, 2023

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

Logic is a print and digital magazine about technology and society. They publish 3 times a year. They have tweeted, “We are currently soliciting pitches for Issue 19 of Logic(s): supa dupa skies (move slow and heal things). We hope to channel supa dupa fly rhythms in calling forward technologists who are baby mommas, villagers from the countryside, locked up, hustling, or just travelers wandering, looking for a place to catch their breath.” Their rates start at $1,200 for shorter essays (1,200 to 1,600 words) and $2,000 for longer features (2,000 to 4,000 words and up). For more information, read their Twitter thread and pitch guide.

Deadline: January 27th, 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

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



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