✍️ TWJN 167 | 27 opps!! Defector, W Mag, NYLON, Inverse 📝 💌 📬

11 calls to pitch & 16 writing jobs 📣

Happy Sunday to all you writers & creatives 👋

How’s everyone doing?

I’m feeling a bit worse for wear this morning. Has anyone else’s allergies really been acting up this year? I’m looking forward to a nice, chill afternoon consisting of sipping my tea and inadvertently listening to Taylor Swift’s new album as my fiancée plays it on repeat 😅

A bit light on the pitch calls this week, so I’ve also included some pitch guides for publications that have better pay rates for freelance writers! Please keep in mind I only include pitch calls that have pay rates or estimates. What do we want? PAY TRANSPARENCY. When do we want it? NOW. 👊 💥

Now let’s get pitching!! ⬇️

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1️⃣ 11 calls to pitch, with seven opps $200+ 💰

2️⃣ 16 writing & marketing jobs

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1️⃣ Calls to Pitch

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($500 - $1,000+) Defector | Defector publishes all sorts of stories from sports to arts & culture to politics. Longer essays and reported pieces will be paid a minimum of $1,000. Shorter pieces will be paid a minimum of $500. Pitch guide here. Freelance policies & rates here. Send pitches to [email protected]

($400 - $1,500) International Policy Journal | Kelsey is open to foreign policy pitches at International Policy Journal. The Journal pays $400 for articles between 750-1,000 words and $1,500 for features ~3,000 words. Pitch guide here. Send pitches to [email protected]

($250) Fansplaining | Fansplaining is calling all fandom journalists, current and aspiring! 🌟 They’ve put together a pitch doc as Fansplaining (temporarily) transitions to a written-only publication in a few weeks. They’re currently paying $250 per piece (2,000-4,000 words), which includes the writer recording a version of their story when it’s complete. Pitch guide here. If you have a story that fits their general approach & tone, send pitches to [email protected]

($200 - $400) CONE Magazine | CONE Magazine is calling all freelance journalists interested in covering the indie film space 🎥 They’re seeking coverage and pitches for upcoming independent film premiers, festivals, and other related events. Typically pay $200-$400 for 1,000-1,500 word features, but the range depends on project and scope. Email [email protected] if interested 

($200 - $400, estimate) The Bold Italic | The Bold Italic is open to pitches from SF freelancers! They said their freelance rates are very similar to SFGATE ($200-$400 for features 1,000-1,500 words) even though they’re smaller & require less word count. Send pitches to [email protected] or [email protected]


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