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June 2010: call for pitches

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write for the Dominion!
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Want to write? Want to shoot video? We’ll pay!

The Dominion / Media Co-op pays two contributors each month for news features: Pitch us your story!

We are actively looking for (and prioritizing) solutions-oriented news pieces with a Canadian angle. This month, The Dominion is particularly interested in photo essays and video pitches.

See our writer’s guide for suggested topics and details about writing for The Dominion:

dominionpaper.ca/write

For information about making a video pitch, check out our production guidelines and tutorials here:

dominionpaper.ca/video/create

The Dominion has a special budget – sponsored by Koumbit, a non-profit web development, website creation, graphic design and IT training organization – to pay for one article about technology and society per month (in particular, we’re interested in coverage of copyright, privacy, free software, and net neutrality). These articles are 5-800 words, payment is a flat $50, and they follow the same pitch process outlined below.

Pitches are welcome from anyone; priority goes to those who have previously contributed.

To pitch an article, fill out the form on this page:

mediacoop.ca/node/add/pitch

To pitch a video news clip, contact us with your proposal:

www.dominionpaper.ca/contact

If you do not have a Media Co-op account (which you can also use to post photos, audio, video and stories directly to the Media Co-op site), you’ll need to set one up. It takes about a minute, here:

mediacoop.ca/user

The Dominion / Media Co-op currently pays a flat rate of $100 for accepted stories. Articles are either 800 or 1600 words. See the video guidelines for length of videos. Editors reserve the right to suggest changes and edit stories (with your participation, of course!). Pitches should capture the content, tone and style of the story you plan to submit; if the content submitted differs significantly from the pitch, editors reserve the right to withhold payment. The Dominion accepts pitches at any time.

The Dominion’s special issue on the G8/G20 will be released in May. We are not scheduled to publish a print issue in June. The next print issue is scheduled for July 1.

Deadline for pitches: May 4
Response to pitches: May 8
First draft deadline for accepted articles: May 17
Final draft deadline: May 23
(All deadlines are 5pm EST)

The next call for pitches will go out May 25.

Best,

The Editors


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