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

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

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People Magazine is hiring a Freelance Digital Reporter to cover the intersection of politics and pop culture. Fully Remote.

Nylon is hiring a part-time Fashion Writer. This position is remote. “We’re looking for candidates who can quickly cover the latest product drops and collaboration announcements, compile SEO-optimized fashion trend roundups, identify on-brand celebrity fashion news, and ideate seasonal market stories, as well as stay on top of breaking viral trends on platforms like TikTok and YouTube, and so much more.”  

Mattress Firm is hiring an Astrology Writer. They are especially interested in applications from QTBIPOC writers, and writers who can “guide us with product recommendations for signs around rest, sleep, and meditation.” Send clips or a website to

Lifehacker is hiring a Staff Writer with “wide-ranging interests everything from news-pegged explainers to app reviews, travel tips, etiquette, food hacks and everything in between.”

AIR’s New Voices
“The annual paid program aims to support underrepresented and early-career voices in public radio and podcasting. Each scholar will receive a $1,000 stipend, be assigned a mentor, and receive ongoing mentorship, resources, and networking opportunities.” Deadline to apply is June 25th

Hyperallergic Fellowship for Curators
Hyperallgeric is accepting applications for their paid journalism fellowship program for five curators. The fellowship provides a grant of $5,000 to fund research projects. Deadline for proposals is June 30th.

2021 Zenith Mentorship
The Zenith Cooperative is accepting applicants for their six month mentorship program. 21 mentors will take on at least one mentee. “The loose goal of mentorship is to have each mentor help their mentee(s) complete a project by the end of the six month program, such as a feature story they can pitch to outlets.” Deadline to apply is July 2nd at 12AM PT.

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.

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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