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YES! Media produces nonprofit, independent, reader-supported journalism for people building a better world. 

Website

Send pitches to submissions@yesmagazine.org.

Usually two or three paragraphs are enough.
The best pitches indicate the sources of information you intend to use. A working headline helps, and, if your story is timely, give us a news hook. Include your credentials. Why are you the one who should write this article?   

If you’re pitching a reported solutions piece, please include the following information:

What is the premise of the solution:

What societal problems does it address: 

How many words will the article be:  

Working headline:  

In what way might this solution lead to greater social justice:  

What movements or groups will this highlight:  

Research that gives this solution credibility:  

Other communities doing this or interested in doing this:  

What was the leadership around this project – how did it get going:  

What’s next for the project:   

What impact could a story like this have. That is, who is our audience for this article, and why?

We cannot respond personally to every pitch we are sent. You will receive an email saying we have your pitch. If you don’t hear from us again within four weeks, you can assume that we have decided not to use your idea.

If your pitch gets our interest, we’ll follow up with a contract. Website base rate for reported pieces is 35 cents a word. 


 

Print magazine

If you are interested in writing for the print magazine’s quarterly theme, look for the most recent “Call for Submissions” posted on our website for instructions and a deadline. Print base rate is 50 cents a word.  

Summer 2018: Affordable Housing

http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/call-for-submissions-solutions-to-our-housing-crisis-20180111

Spring 2018: Decolonize

http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/call-for-submissions-decolonize-this-20171009