We get lots of queries and accept only a few, so here are some tips for increasing your odds of being one of the writers accepted:
We negotiate pay with writers individually, depending on the scope of their assignment and their experience. Expenses such as phone calls, mileage, meals, and trips are generally not reimbursed.
Your query should be in the body of your email. Please include a synopsis of your proposed story; details about how you will write the piece, including sources and research; context to explain why the story is relevant for our readers; and information about why you are the right person to tell this particular story. Send three of your best magazine-style writing clips with your story.
We try to respond to every query, but we are a small staff, and it can take time for us to get around to reading queries when we have a backlog. Feel free to follow up with us via email if you want to check on the status of your pitch.
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