We are looking for pitches on underreported topics from a grassroots perspective that are relevant to Halifax and the surrounding community.
Stories from the perspective of marginalized communities in Halifax will be prioritized, including, but not limited to: people with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, Black communities, First Nations communities, LGBTQ people, and those living in poverty.
You have two options:
1. The $100 pitch (3 paid pitches in June)
To pitch an article, send us less than 200 words outlining:
a) the topic you will cover, b) who you will interview or what sources you will consult, and c) one line bio of yourself, and a link to your previous work (if applicable).
The Halifax Media Co-op currently pays a flat rate of $100 for pitches that are accepted. Articles are either 800 or 1600 words. Writers do not necessarily need previous journalism experience but should be prepared for a rigorous editing process. Contributors with prior experience writing for the HMC will be given priority.
Deadline for pitches is Monday, July 9 by 5 p.m.
Deadline for stories will be approximately two weeks later
Send your pitch to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. The $30 pitch (5 paid pitches in June)
This pitch is for time-sensitive stories and are accepted are on ongoing basis.
400-800 word stories, well-written blog posts as well as edited audio and video pieces will be considered for the $30 spots.
Pieces will normally not go through an editing process, but they will be copy-edited. Pieces should be posted within 48 hours of being assigned.
Interested contributors should write to email@example.com with their intent to cover a story. These pitches should be short and to the point.