6 Publishers Seeking Pitches ($1000+ Per Article)

Dear Writers,

Here are 6 calls for pitches/articles directly from editors and publishers. All of these publishers pay for the writing they publish. They are also offering pay up to $1,000 per article or more.

Please carefully study each publication before submitting a pitch to them.


Jacob Jans

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

Inverse covers science, innovation, entertainment, gaming, and the mind and body. Their senior entertainment editor is seeking entertainment (TV/movies/gaming) pitches “with a focus on reported features, high-profile interviews, and extremely good columnists.” Pay is $0.50 per word. Send pitches to jacob@inverse.com. Read their editor’s Tweet here and contact them here.

National Geographic Travel is looking for expert reporters and photographers; relevant and timely travel articles; sustainable travel stories; outdoor adventure and national park stories; iconic places, world heritage, and culture stories; diverse perspectives; family travel advice; and trip-planning tools. They pay $0.50 to $1.00 per word. Send pitches to their research editor’s email, starlight.williams@natgeo.com or their group email, travelpitches@twdc.onmicrosoft.com. For details, refer to their editor’s Tweet and their pitch guidelines.

Faith & Leadership is a biweekly, online magazine that is a learning resource for Christian leaders. Their associate editor is looking for features and personal essays. They pay $1,500 per feature article (2,000 words) and $300 per personal essay (800-1,000 words). They also pay for mileage, parking, and other expenses. Send pitches to ckarnadi@div.duke.edu. For details, refer to their editor’s Twitter thread and their submission guidelines.

Outside Magazine covers adventure, gear, travel, sports, fitness, health, culture, and the environment. They are always seeking pitches and submissions for their magazine, website, and off-site platforms. They are particularly interested in hearing from women, BIPOC, LGBT+, and other diverse voices. Their rates for stories typically start at $0.50 per word. For details, refer to their Twitter thread and this page.

Narratively is a media company that publishes original and untold human stories. Narratively with The Wilson Quarterly are seeking “a writer to report a story from Latin America that profiles a person or organization devoted to preserving historical memory of the purges, coups and mass arrests of the regimes of the 60s and 70s.” Rates start at $1,000. Send pitches to brendan@narratively.com. To learn more, refer to their editor’s Twitter thread and this page.

Deadline: July 24th, 2020

PandoDaily is “a web publication that offers technology news, analysis, and commentary, with a focus on Silicon Valley and startup companies.” They are seeking “interesting tech culture analysis pieces, fresh perspectives on the tech news cycle, and underreported stories.” They pay $0.25 to $1.00 per word. Send your pitches to pitch@pando.com. Read their Tweet here. Learn more about them here.


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