32 Calls for Pitches Directly from Editors (Up to $2 Per Word)

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.

Refinery29 UK is a media and entertainment company that focuses on young women. Their senior editor is accepting Christmas/end of year pitches on lifestyle, wellness, relationships, sex, and more. According to a previous tweet by this editor, they pay £180-£250 per piece. Send your pitches to maybelle.morgan@vice.com. To read their senior editor’s tweet, click here. To visit their website, click here.

STYLE Magazine is South China Morning Post’s luxury lifestyle magazine. They are looking for luxury pitches, especially for ‘Luxury Explainer’, ‘Coveted’, ‘Trends’, and ‘Talking Point’ sections. They pay HK$2.5/word or equivalent. For details, read this Twitter thread and their pitch guide.

U.S. News & World Report is a media company that assists consumers in making decisions about education, health, money, cars, real estate, and travel. Their assistant managing editor is seeking stories about how states are “reckoning with – or failing to reckon with – their past and current treatment of Native Americans.” Rates begin at $200. Email your pitches to dhaynie@usnews.com. Read their assistant managing editor’s Twitter thread here. Contact them here.

Opportunity to Cover Gaming News: “Call for freelancers. Looking for a couple to cover gaming news, with occasional hub updates / deals posts.” Duration is 1 to 2 months. Rate is £125/day. If interested, email shabana.arif@reachplc.com. For details, refer to this tweet.

Cosmopolitan is a women’s magazine for dating tips, sex advice, beauty tutorials, fashion trends, and celebrity news. They are looking for feature pitches for their 2023 print issues. They want investigations and narrative reporting on “subjects of direct relevance to young women.” They don’t want personal essays. Rates are $1.50 to $2.00 per word. To learn more, refer to their features editor’s Twitter thread and this page.

Business Insider covers business, financial, and technology news. Their editor has tweeted, “PITCH ME: I’m looking for stories to run in the weeks before and after Christmas – doesn’t have to be festive but that’d be a plus – I’m always very keen on as-told-tos about people with fascinating jobs that can really teach our readers about an industry or profession.” According to their pitch guide, their rates begin at £250/$320 for personal essays and £270/$350 for single interviews. For more information, refer to their editor’s Twitter thread.

Anime Herald is a website that offers news, reviews, interviews, and commentary on anime and anime fandom. They are looking for articles, especially those that would fit in their Interest category. They pay $50 per article (between 1,000 and 2,000 words). For details, refer to their tweet, contributor guidelines, and pitch form.

AirQualityNews.com is the United Kingdom’s daily news service about air quality and pollution issues. They are currently seeking pitches for their next issue. They want environment focused stories that could touch on health, local-government, cost-of-living, and transport. They pay around £200 per piece. Send your ideas to sct@spacehouse.co.uk. To learn more, refer to this tweet and their ‘about’ page.

Unravel Halifax is a magazine that tells the stories of Halifax. They are accepting story pitches from professional journalists in the Halifax area for their spring issues. They encourage pitches from journalists of color. Rate is $0.25 to $0.45 per word for features. To learn more, refer to their editor’s tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

Missing Perspectives is “a global social impact newsroom challenging the underrepresentation of young women in the news industry.” They are seeking female-identifying reporters to join them as freelance correspondents. Their rates begin at $250AUD for shorter op-eds/articles. For details, refer to their tweet and this page.

AdaPulse is a digital media resource covering Cardano news, trends, and analysis. They are seeking writers, an editor, and others to join their team. They pay around $200 for daily content and $600 for proposal overviews. To learn more, refer to their tweet. To contact them, refer to this page.

Outside Magazine publishes stories about adventure, gear, travel, sports, fitness, health, culture, and the environment. Their editorial director has tweeted, “I’m looking for non-white writer (male or female) who has gone through the experience of moving to a mountain town specifically to pursue a passion for the kinds of adventure sports we cover at @outsidemagazine.” Their editorial director hasn’t mentioned the rates in the tweet but according to their pitch guide, rates start at $0.50/word for online stories. To read their editorial director’s tweet, click here.

Elite Daily is an online news platform for millennials. Their senior entertainment editor is “accepting pitches for thoughtful lists, rankings, and timely essays that capture the best (or most unexpected) culture trends of 2022 — reactions on the songs, albums, TV shows, movies, celebs, and influencers that left an impression on Gen Z this year.” Pay starts at $250. Send your pitches to jonathan.borge@bustle.com. To read their editor’s Twitter thread, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Deadline: November 28th, 2022

Thrillist is a website that covers food, drinks, travel, and entertainment. The editorial director of Thrillist Travel has tweeted, “Just heard about the v*ce layoffs. crying shame. if any of y’all brilliant humans wanna pitch me, my inbox is open to you.” They pay around $300 to $450 for new features. If interested, send your pitches to meredith.heil@voxmedia.com. To read their editorial director’s tweet, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Better Homes & Gardens offers inspiring ideas for home, food, recipes, gardening, and holidays. They are seeking experienced freelance writers for evergreen commerce articles. Rates begin at $600. Send your resumes and clips to BRomano@DotDashMDP.com. To learn more, refer to their senior editor’s tweet and their ‘about’ page.

Lonely Planet offers travel guides and information. They are commissioning articles on each of the following:

-The Caribbean

-The Bahamas




Pay is $300 and up. The writer must have visited the place recently. NOTE: THESE OPPORTUNITIES HAVE BEEN FILLED.  If interested, email daniel.r.fahey@gmail.com. To learn more, refer to this tweet and their pitching guidelines.

In These Times is a progressive magazine and website committed to covering and analyzing popular movements for economic, environmental, social, gender, and racial justice. They are looking for a current-or-future reporter to write about labor, higher education, union democracy, left internationalism, and more. Rates are $300-$500. If interested, send your pitches or just let them know you are open for assignments at aparna@inthesetimes.com. To learn more, refer to their story editor’s Twitter thread and their submission guidelines.

Resonate is a soon-to-launch online travel publication. They are accepting pitches for local stories (500 to 800 words), destination guides (1,500 to 2,000 words), travellers’ tales (500 to 800 words), burning issues (500 to 900 words), and game changers (500 to 900 words). They encourage “people who don’t consider themselves to be professional writers to reach out.” Rates are €100 to €150 per piece. For more information, refer to this tweet and their pitch guidelines.

FanSided is a network of fandom-focused sports, lifestyle, and entertainment websites. Their creative editorial director is interested in hearing about anything sportsy that excites you. They publish the following series:

  • Fansided Features: Their FanSided Features stories are usually 2,000 to 10,000 words and although in the past, they have mostly published reported non-fiction, they are always interested in publishing other kinds of pieces as well.
  • Fan Voices: This series is their “home for fan-forward stories about the experiences of fans and how relationships with sports, teams and athletes have rippled through their lives.”
  • Why We Play: This series is their “home for stories about the power of sports to bring us together, overcome obstacles, make positive change and reach everyone.”

According to a previous tweet by their creative editorial director, their rates start at $100-$150. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread and this page.

Tatler is a British magazine about fashion, style, and glamour. Their commissioning editor is looking for pitches. They are preferably looking for something glamorous. Pay is 40p per word. Send your pitches to harriet.kean@condenast.co.uk. Read their commissioning editor’s tweet here. Contact them here.

Alternative Press is a magazine about music. Their editor is always open to music/culture/style pitches at ilana@altpress.com. Rates are $125 to $450. Read their editor’s tweet here. Contact them here.

Chatelaine is a Canadian women’s magazine that covers food, health, and style. They deputy editor, food has tweeted, “If you develop recipes or write/report about food in Canada, I’d love to hear from you. Especially if you’re based outside of Ontario!” According to a now-deleted tweet by their deputy editor for features, they pay $1 CAD per word for print and $300-$800 for online stories. If interested, send your pitches to chantal.braganza@chatelaine.com. To read the tweet of their deputy editor, food, click here. To read their writers guidelines, click here.

TripSavvy is a travel website. Their senior editorial director has tweeted, “Looking to assign another story about EV-related travel and would love some pitches! Should be brand-agnostic and can be service- or feature-based.” Pay is $500/1,000 words. To read their senior editorial director’s tweet, click here. To contact them, click here.

Deadline: November 28th, 2022

Medscape’s editorial director has tweeted, “I’m looking to expand our freelancer roster for Medscape/WebMD business of medicine stories. Looking for folks with metro or legal reporting experience.” Rates are between $0.50 to $1.00 per word. If interested, get in touch with them at bostrov@webmd.net. To learn more, refer to this tweet.

Opportunity for travel writers who are based in (or have deep familiarity with):

– Florida Keys

– Japan

– Luxury cruising

They will be assigning spon-con. No bylines. Rates will be about $375 for 350-400 words and $900 for 800-1,000 words. For details, read this Twitter thread.

i-D is a fashion and style publication by Vice Media. Their editor has tweeted, “Pitch me for i-D! End of year reflections, spicy takes, listicles, profile pitches of genuinely excited talents on the precipice of greatness and fame. No personal essays!” According to a previous tweet by this editor, they pay £150 to £200 depending on the format. Send your pitches to douglas.greenwood@i-d.co. For more information, refer to this Twitter thread and their pitch guide.

Women Who Rebrand is “a UK based lifestyle platform that champions growth, inspiring women to live authentically while navigating the challenges of modern-day life.” They are looking for first-person experiences and anon first-person experiences by women; inspirational stories; educational articles; stories from regional communities across the United Kingdom; and seasonal or trending features centering around careers, relationships, or health and wellness. Submissions topics are:

-Working in Adult Environment



Rates are £80 for blogs (600 words) and £150 for articles (1,200 words). For more information, refer to this tweet and this page.

The Fence is a London-based independent quarterly magazine that ships internationally but focuses around life in the United Kingdom and Ireland. They have tweeted, “With Issue 14 with the art team, this is the ideal time to pitch us a feature or long form project for 2023.” Their features are generally 1,500 to 2,500 words. They haven’t mentioned the pay rates in their tweet but according to a previous tweet by their editor, they pay £150-£250 per piece (1,000-1,500 words). If interested, send your pitches to editorial@the-fence.com. For details, read their tweet and pitch guide.

The Objective is a nonprofit newsroom that publishes articles on communities journalism in the United States has typically ignored. They are always seeking new freelance pitches, contributors, and critiques. They pay $200 to $600 per article. For more information, refer to their tweet and this page.

The Daily Beast’s Obsessed is a new hub for pop culture, movies, shows, music, and internet culture. They are always open for pitches. They publish “reactions, explainers, interviews, reviews, and opinion pieces.” Their rates begin at $250. Email your pitches to obsessed@thedailybeast.com. To learn more, read their editor’s tweet and their pitch guide.

C Magazine is a Canada-based contemporary art and criticism periodical. They are accepting pitches for their issue C154 “Gossip” (Spring 2023). Pitches for thematic features, artist projects, and columns will be accepted until December 1, 2022. Review pitches will be accepted on a rolling basis. Rates are $360 for print reviews (800 to 1,000 words) and $175 for online reviews (325 to 375 words). Pitches should be sent to pitch@cmagazine.com. To learn more, refer to their Tweet, call for pitches, and submission and writer’s guidelines.

Deadline: December 1st, 2022

Oregon Humanities Magazine is a triannual publication that “connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities.” They are open for submissions for their Spring 2023 issue. The theme of the issue is “Joy and Pain.” They want to “hear stories about experiences that bring both happiness and suffering.” “Consider, for example, the pleasures and burdens of parenthood, the ecstatic highs and lows of adolescence, the satisfaction and bodily harm of physical labor, or any other human endeavor that is at once bitter and sweet.” They only accept work by people who reside in Oregon. Rate is $500 to $1,000. For details, refer to their Tweet and call for submissions.

Deadline: December 21st, 2022


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