Pitching Guides

How to Successfully Pitch The New York Times (or, well, anyone else)
Tell Your Story: Pitching Tips from an Editor by Emily Ladau (Words I Wheel By)
Chelsea’s Guide To Freelancing by Chelsea Cirruzzo
Developing An Investigative Pitch from the Ida B. Wells Society
Rate Sharing Database by the Freelance Solidarity Project
Food Writing Resource Guide by Priya Krishna
The Ambitious Writer – A weekly newsletter for fellow/emerging writers

Specific Publications
How to Pitch a Story to SELF
Discover Magazine: Pitch Guidelines For Freelance Writers
Bitch Media: Contributors’ Guidelines
How to Pitch Subaru Drive Magazine
Pitch to Me, 2019 edition! by Jessica Reed

We recommend supporting and subscribing to newsletters, Study Hall Digest and The Thirty co-founded by Mike Vorkunov and Jared Diamond, for more writing and job opportunities!
And of course, follow @DisabledWriters on Twitter for more pitching and writing opportunities, and join our Database to connect with writers and editors!


Broccoli is hiring a part-time Project Manager and part-time Podcast Editor. Remote, but must be within U.S. Apply by July 15th.

Being Patient is hiring freelance health or science writers to cover “the latest news in brain health and Alzheimer’s research.” Send inquiries to

The Poynter Institute is hiring a Writer and Editor to produce their newsletter on women in media, The Cohort. Apply by July 30th.

The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism
The McGraw Center is accepting applications for its paid reporting fellowship program. Grants of up to $15,000 for journalists to produce investigative stories on the global economy, finance, and business. Deadline to apply is July 16th.

Girls Write Now Mentorship
Girls Write Now is accepting applications for mentors to work one-to-one with mentees for the 2021-2022 program year. The mentors must be “women and gender-expansive” professionals, and the organization is looking for mentors for their two programs: Writing 360, for high school aged mentees, and Writing Works, for youth and early career mentees. Apply by July 19th.

Global Health Reporting Initiative Program
International Women’s Media Foundation is accepting applications for their Global Health Reporting Initiative program on vaccines and immunization in Africa. Apply by July 22nd.

SpotlightDC: Investigative Journalism Grant
“The grant awards up to $10,000 for investigative or explanatory journalism projects focused on health care, crime, transportation, corruption, and other matters of public interest in the Washington, DC; Maryland; and Virginia regions”. Grants are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Email for more information.

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Disabled Writers Mentorship Program

As part of our mission to support emerging disabled journalists in the media industry, we are still accepting Mentor sign ups from disabled writers and editors for our Mentorship Program!
If interested in mentoring, please email us at