6 Calls for Pitches Paying $1.00+ Per Word

Dear Writers,

Here’s our latest roundup of editors seeking freelancers — and offering competitive rates up to $1.00 per word or more.

A gentle reminder: Please don’t pitch these publications without first carefully studying them, and making sure your idea fits their needs, and that you’re qualified to write the article.

If you’re not sure how to put together a quality pitch, please review these resources:

— Jacob Jans

Thanks to Fatima Saif for compiling this list.

Cosmopolitan is a women’s magazine for dating tips, sex advice, beauty tutorials, fashion trends, and celebrity news. Their features director is looking for reported features for their Pride issue. Rates are $1.50 to $2.00 a word. Pitches should be sent to erin.quinlan@hearst.com. To read their features director’s tweet, click here. To visit their website, click here.

Deadline: January 30th, 2023

MIT Technology Review is a media company that explains the commercial, political, and social impact of the newest technologies. They’re seeking pitches for their upcoming issue on accessibility. They’re “looking for *big* swings: narrative features, investigations, essential profiles, and sharp essays at the intersection of accessibility+technology.” Pay is $1 to $2 per word. Pitches should be sent to rachel.courtland@technologyreview.com. For details, refer to their editor’s Twitter thread and their pitch guide.

Deadline: February 3rd, 2023

Lonely Planet offers travel guides and information. They are commissioning digital content and a guidebook for France and are looking to expand their pool of expert contributors. In particular, they are looking for expertise in “Burgundy, Brittany, Champagne, Corsica, French Alps, Loire Valley, Normandy and Occitania.” The contributors should be living in France or have travelled through the country extensively in the past 18 months. Digital rates are $300+. Print rates are $1,500+. To learn more, refer to their editor’s Twitter thread. To apply, fill out this form.

Deadline: February 13th, 2023

Via Magazine is a magazine and website that serves AAA (American Automobile Association) members in nine western states. They publish 6 online issues and 1 print issue per year. Their editor-in-chief has tweeted, “These media layoffs are damn depressing. I’ve been there and it sucks. I’m always looking for West Coast travel and consumer auto trend pieces at Via.” Rates range from $1 per word to $400 flat fee. Send your pitches to viamail@viamagazine.com. Read their editor-in-chief’s Twitter thread here and their pitch guidelines here.

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

Washingtonian is a general-interest magazine for the DC area. Their deputy editor is seeking pitches for “a great DC-area NextDoor magazine feature story.” Floor is $1/word for print features. If interested, get in touch with their editor at phruby@washingtonian.com or via DM on Twitter. To read their deputy editor’s tweet, click here. To read their writers’ guidelines, click here.


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