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 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, and join our Database to connect with writers and editors.


Upcoming Trainings and Events

Plotting Your Investigation with Injustice Watch Editor-in-Chief Adeshina Emmanuel by Study Hall, September 23 and 24

Talk: Frictionless Strategy with Gabrielle Ione Hickmon by Study Hall, October 8

ONA Insights, October 14-15

Elite Daily is hiring a part-time Celebrity Writer to join its Entertainment team. Remote, but must be within U.S. Rates start at $20 per hour, but depends on experience!

CapRadio is hiring a Healthcare Reporter keeping communities informed and safe as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Temporarily remote, office is based in Sacramento, California. Annual salary for this position is $65k a year.

The American Prospect’s Writing Fellows Program
The American Prospect’s Writing Fellows Program offers “aspiring journalists the opportunity to develop their skills with the magazine at our headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Prospect’s goal is to ensure writing fellows develop the relationships, credibility, quality of writing, and more than enough clips to pursue a career in journalism. The annual salary for this two-year fellowship starts at $41,000 and includes a full range of benefits (health, dental, vision), plus union membership in Washington-Baltimore News Guild (Communication Workers of America) which secures an annual 5 percent raise. Starts Fall 2021, apply by September 30.

Calls for Pitches

Rebirth Issue
Just Femme & Dandy, a literary and arts magazine on fashion by and for the LGBTQIA+ community, is now accepting submissions for their next issue. Especially interested in BIPOC and other marginalized writers. $50 (USD) for text-based submissions and $150 (USD) for multimedia submissions. Submissions are open until December 13, 2021.

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

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