We Want to Pay You! Pitch us your story!

Oct 25, 2011

We Want to Pay You! Pitch us your story!

Hello Contributors!

As we do every month, in November we will pay two contributors for news features to be published in *The Dominion*. We prioritize 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: Tues Nov 1 at Midnight
Response to pitches by: Friday, Nov 4th
First drafts due: Nov 15th
Final copy due: Nov 30
(All deadlines are 5pm EST)
*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*: dominionpaper.ca/write

3. Peruse the Media Co-op discussion page for story ideas:

4. Pitch!: mediacoop.ca/node/add/pitch

5. Info about making a video pitch: dominionpaper.ca/video/create. To pitch
a video news clip, contact us: dominionpaper.ca/contact

*The deal:*

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

p.s. *A couple hot tips:*

1. *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 per month about technology and society
(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.

2. As a member-run organization, Media Co-op has a vested interest in
publishing stories our readers want to read. Our readers have been posting
ideas for stories about co-operatives that should be told, and we want those
stories! Consider pitching a story you see here, or pitch us your own news
story about an innovative co-op or the co-operative movement. If we like
your pitch, we’ll pay you $100 to write the story!