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May Call for Pitches

Halifax Media Co-op seeks stories

by Halifax Media Co-op


The Halifax Media Co-op is seeking pitches for its website and a newly expanded May Tide.

As usual, 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 May)

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 Friday, May 4. 

Deadline for stories will be approx. 1.5 weeks later.

Send your pitch to: hmc@mediacoop.ca

 

2. The $30 pitch (5 paid pitches in May)

This pitch is for time-sensitive stories.

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 hmc@mediacoop.ca with their intent to cover a story. These pitches should be short and to the point.

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