As we do every month, in October we will pay two contributors for news features to be published in The Dominion. We prioritize solutions-oriented news pieces with a Canadian angle, including photo essays and video pitches.
Pitches are welcome from anyone; priority for payment goes to those who have previously contributed.
Deadline for pitches: Mon, Oct 3 at Midnight
Response to pitches by: Oct 5.
First drafts due: Oct 15th
*Deadlines subject to the discretion of the editor
*How to pitch a story:*
1. Set up a Media Co-op account (if you don’t already have one):
2. Check out our writer’s guide for hot topics and details about writing for
*The Dominion*: http://dominionpaper.ca/write
3. Peruse the Media Co-op discussion page for story ideas:
4. Pitch!: http://mediacoop.ca/node/add/pitch
Pitches should be less than 200 words and include your planned sources and research. An entire story submitted as a pitch will not be considered for payment. The 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. We accept pitches at any time.
Looking forward to some rad stories,
The Editorial Collective
PS: Don't forget: pitches for our new Investigative Fund are due Oct. 2nd: http://www.mediacoop.ca/newsrelease/8163