#1 : Why Are Editors Not Responding To Your Pitches?

What are you doing wrong? + New Gigs

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If you are not getting enough responses on your pitches ask yourself these three questions.

  1. Are you pitching a topic or a story?
  2. Have you researched enough? The opportunities I send you are high-paying gigs. The editors of these publications are more picky. So, of course, you will have to spend more time on the pitching process. You must have some statistics and some reports or studies. You should let them know in your pitch people you are likely to be able to interview for the piece etc etc. Give them a lay of the land. They don’t know you. You will need to convince them to let you write that piece and for that the editor needs to see your commitment. An editor can always tell your conviction from the pitch.
  3. Is your story global enough? Or have you given it a global twist? Every story is as global or as local as the writer wants it to be.

Revise your pitch before you hit the send button.

And here are your opportunities for this week:

Mobilisation Lab

A “global learning and collaboration network powering the future of social change campaigns.” They publish stories (500–1,200 words) about lessons and innovations in advocacy campaigns.

They pay $250 to $500 per piece. Take a look at their contributor guidelines.

Glimmer

A new magazine by Glitch (a community and platform for people who make the web). They are “commissioning reported features, interviews, analysis, and illustrated works about how technology impacts our culture, work, and world.”

Pay: $500 to $800 for stories of 500 to 2,000 words

Submission guidelines

Priceonomics

They use data analysis and data visualization to deep dive into a diverse array of topics.Pay — $250 to $1,000 per article. Here’s their submission guidelines.

Life & Thyme

“We extend a friendly invite to those with a creative mind to help us grow and nourish the Life & Thyme community by becoming a contributor. We collaborate with writers and photographers from all over the globe with their work being published on our website or on our print magazine. Our only requirement is that you have an eye for beauty, a knack for storytelling, and a passion for food. Please be acquainted with the style of stories we publish on Life & Thyme before reaching out.”

They specialize in culinary storytelling and food journalism and are looking to expand their global network of contributors and correspondents. They are “especially interested in BIPOC perspectives and stories outside of the American lens.”

Pay — $200 to $500 per story. To become a contributor, refer to this page.

Yoga Journal

They are looking for pitches about the yoga and wellness community especially “stories about innovative leadership; inclusive approaches to teaching; yoga service organizations; new businesses, spaces, styles, and methods that help make wellness accessible; personal essays on transformation through yoga and new alternative and complementary healing modalities; and more.”

Pay: $125 to $400 for columns

$1 per word for features (1,500 to 4,000 words)

$200 to $250 for reported stories (400 to 800 words).

For more information refer to their contributor guidelines

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