Resources

Pitching Guides

General
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)
The Great Big Pitching Post from Disabled Writers
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
Chelsea’s Guide To Freelancing by Chelsea Cirruzzo

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 such as Study Hall Digest and The Thirty, co-founded by Mike Vorkunov and Jared Diamond, for calls for pitches, fellowships, and job listings. And of course follow @DisabledWriters on Twitter for more jobs and writing opportunities, join our Database to connect with writers and editors, and check out other diverse databases.

Upcoming Trainings and Events

The Press in Prison, Scalawag, December 2

A workshop that illuminates the need for incarcerated voices in newsrooms and equips journalists to work with writers on the inside.

Fellowships and Grants

Logan Nonfiction Program, a residential fellowship for writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists, podcasters and multimedia creators. (15 December deadline)

New York Times Fellowship: Disability Reporter (1 December deadline)

Community Storytelling Fellowship, Oregon Humanities, offering $5,000 grants to Oregonians from underrepresented communities (3 December deadline)


To submit a listing, email us at contact at disabledwriters.com (we don’t accept listings for unpaid ‘opportunities’ and prefer those with pay/salary bands listed publicly)