Nine Themed Calls for Submissions ($50 to $350+)

The following is nine calls for articles, covering topics such as art and artists, COVID-19, quarantine, city planning, homeschooling, and more.

All of these publishers pay the writers they publish, anywhere from $50, up to $350 or more.

Jacob Jans

Fatima Saif contributed to this article.

Sixty Inches From Center is accepting “pitches on art and artists in Chicago and the Midwest—interviews, essays, reviews, experimental writings, bilingual writings, etc.” They pay $25 to $100 per article. To learn more, refer to their founder’s Tweet and this page.

Al Jazeera English is accepting pitches for Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 stories. They pay $350 for news features and features. Writers should send pitches to To learn more, refer to their editor’s Tweet. To learn how to pitch them, refer to this page.

The Point’s contributing editor is looking for pitches for their Quarantine Journal. They will pay $75 for less than 1,000 words. Writers should send pitches to To learn more, refer to this Tweet and this page

Yes! Magazine is accepting pitches for their summer 2020 issue. They want “pitches for reported stories on community initiatives or groups responding to the coronavirus pandemic with creative and compassionate solutions.” They pay 50 cents per word. For details, refer to their Twitter post and call for submissions page.

Planning Magazine is the flagship publication of the American Planning Association. They are looking for new people and ideas. Writers should contact their associate editor if they have an urban planning-related news pitch or if they want to do “a quick write up about a cool new podcast, map, planning tool, etc.” They pay $0.65 per word for news stories (600 to 900 words). They pay $50 for 200 word reviews of podcasts and other media and resources. Their associate editor’s email address is Read her Twitter post here and read their contributor guidelines here.

Deadline: April 3rd, 2020

WebMD is a source for medical and health news and information. They are looking for writers who would work on content related to COVID-19 over the next few weeks. They will pay $150 per article. Send clips/resume/portfolio to For details, read this Twitter post. To contact them, visit this page.

We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) is a nonprofit organization that promotes diversity in children’s literature. They are “seeking pitches from teachers and educators on how parents can best homeschool their kids/at-home curriculum resources for parents.” Their rates start at $150. Pitches should be sent to Read their communications manager’s Twitter post here and contact them here.

The Shoestring is a web magazine that covers culture and politics in Western Massachusetts. They are accepting pitches. Pitches that feature “themes of food/environmental justice, housing rights, organizing with & by societally marginalized groups or deep dives into local history are extra welcome.” They pay $50 per piece (600 to 1,000 words). They pay over $100 for more time consuming investigative pieces and deep dives. Pitches should be sent to To learn more, refer to their Tweet and their website.

HuffPost Life is a section in HuffPost, a news and opinion website. This section covers food, drink, wellness, beauty, style, relationships, home, and more. They are looking for health/wellness freelancers for reported, service-focused COVID-19 stories. They pay at least $350 per story. Interested freelancers should contact their senior wellness editor at To learn more, read this Twitter post. To contact them, refer to this page.


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