6 Calls for Covid-19 Related Articles ($50 to $500 Per Article)

Dear Writers,

Here’s our latest roundup of publishers seeking submissions on the topic of COVID-19.

As always, be sure to carefully study each publication before sending them a detailed pitch.

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Jacob Jans

PS: Thanks for Fatima Saif for her research on this article.

Positive News is a London, United Kingdom-based website and quarterly print magazine that “publishes good journalism about good things.” They are commissioning stories about positive or constructive responses to coronavirus. They would love local/grass roots initiatives. The stories don’t have to be UK-based. According to their editor, they pay 25p/word. For details, refer to this Twitter thread and their pitching guide.

MobilisationLab’s media strategist is commissioning stories about creative grassroots feminist campaigns and adaptations to the Covid-19 crisis. They pay $250 to $500 per story (500 to 1,200 words). Send pitches to ani@mobilisationlab.org. To learn more, refer to this Twitter thread and their contributor guidelines.

Future of Good covers “stories, innovations, and trends shaping social impact in Canada.” They are looking to expand their network of freelance writers. They want writers who have experience in journalism and are interested in covering social impact. They welcome writers from all over the world. At the moment, they are “almost entirely focused on examining the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on the social impact sector, the systems we live in, and on our society — from racism and philanthropy to social safety nets and volunteering.” Their rates start at a minimum of $0.50/word. To read their Tweet, visit this link. To learn more and to pitch, refer to this page.

AreWeEurope is commissioning pitches for feature pieces (1,500 to 2,000 words) for their next issue: The Silver Lining. They are seeking “European stories of solidarity, creativity and compassion” in times of the Covid-19 crisis. According to payment reports, they pay an average of $0.07 per word. Details here.   

Deadline: April 15th, 2020

National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities is looking for essays focused on “the experiences of parents with disabilities during the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, including adaptive strategies, relationships, support needs, and barriers and challenges.” They will pay $100 per accepted submission. For details, refer to this Tweet and this page.

Deadline: May 15th, 2020

North American Guild of Beer Writers (NAGBW) is “the leading member organization of beer writers, authors, reporters, and podcasters who cover the beer industry.” They are seeking original stories, photo essays, and more for their new project, The Reporter’s Notebook. They are launching this new project “to showcase the people and businesses that are finding new ways to survive, and to support journalists at a time when opportunities (and outlets) are shrinking.” The stories do not need to be about Covid-19. If the story is about Covid-19 then the writer should focus on novel or local story angles. Pay is $50 to $100 per post. Learn more here and submit a pitch here.


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