Here is our latest roundup of calls for pitches directly from editors.
We have researched payment information and contact information for all of these calls, to make it easy for you to connect with the right editor.
The Observer is a Sunday newspaper by the Guardian Media Group. Their editor is seeking pitches for features (about 1,700 words) which could run on their science & technology pages. Rate is 31p per word. Pitches should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To read their editor’s Twitter thread, click here. https://twitter.com/tuckerian/status/1396780518352502786
To visit their website, click here. https://www.theguardian.com/observer
Input is a tech publication. Their senior reviews editor is seeking freelancers to write reviews for them. They are looking for “UNIQUE products, angles and how you’d review TKTK product, and why it’d be a good fit for Input.” They pay $0.50 to $1.00 per word. Email your pitches to email@example.com. Read their senior reviews editor’s Twitter thread here and contact them here.
Wired UK is a magazine that covers future science, culture, and technology news. Their features editor is seeking long read pitches. According to payment reports, they pay £1,400 for long read features of 4,000 words. To learn more, refer to their features editor’s Tweet and their contributor guidelines.
Lifehacker is a website that offers life hacks and productivity tips. They are seeking a freelance tech writer. The focus is “service journalism, *not* tech news.” They will need up to 10 stories per week. Pay will be $150 to $250 per story. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, refer to their editor-in-chief’s Twitter thread https://twitter.com/JordanMCalhoun/status/1397192926107668486
To read their tech stories, refer to this page. https://lifehacker.com/c/tech
The New Republic is a journal of opinion that is dedicated to solving today’s most critical issues. Their deputy editor is looking for “stories about how work eats shit.” Their editor doesn’t accept short takes, so the rates usually start at $400. They pay a kill fee of at least $50. If interested, send your pitches to email@example.com. To learn more, refer to their deputy editor’s Twitter thread https://twitter.com/kmcdonovgh/status/1396950917308637192
To contact them, refer to this page. https://newrepublic.com/pages/contact
Climate Tracker (CT) is “an international non-profit organization, aiming to support, train, and incentivise better climate journalism globally.” They are looking for climate and environment stories. The types of stories that they are looking for are: feature stories, explainers, and profiles. They pay 150 EUR per story (about 800 to 1,200 words). Pitches should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, read their Twitter thread https://twitter.com/ClimateTracking/status/1394729507123195904
The Ecologist is an environmental affairs platform. They have tweeted, “Are you a young writer of colour, concerned about social and environmental justice? Are you struggling to get a break? The Ecologist writers’ fund is open for you and your pitches.” They will pay £200 per article. To learn more, refer to their page. https://theecologist.org/2021/may/20/decolonising-ecologist
The Archive explores “the lost chapters of the past and history’s enduring mysteries.” They are seeking freelancers to help them “explore the lost chapters of the past.” They typically pay $100 per piece (around 1,000 words). If you are interested in doing freelance work for them, email email@example.com. To contact them, refer to this page. https://explorethearchive.com/contact-us
Green Queen Magazine is an online cannabis magazine. They are commissioning some fun culture features (with cannabis angle) for next month. They welcome musician/artist interviews, trend deep dives, music roundups, and photo essays. They pay between £80 and £120. If interested, send your pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, refer to their contributing editor’s Twitter thread https://twitter.com/MayMWoods/status/1396843279333920776
And this page. https://greenqueenmagazine.com/my-story/
Digital Trends is a website that covers all things tech. Their gaming editor is seeking gaming writers (freelance), just in time for the E3 season. They will write news, features, analysis, and more. They pay $3,000 for a top-tier story, $500 for a smaller feature that takes a few days, and $1,000-$2,000 for a bigger one. If interested, DM their gaming editor on Twitter. Read their gaming editor’s Twitter thread here https://twitter.com/MarioPrime/status/1394313744356872195
And learn more about them here. https://www.digitaltrends.com/about/?itm_medium=footer
Observer is a news, business, and entertainment website. They are looking for arts pitches. They pay $170 to $300 per piece. If interested, send your pitches to email@example.com. For more information, read this Tweet https://twitter.com/von_owie/status/1394377353103613952
And their pitch guide. https://observer.com/how-to-pitch-observer/