We are looking for pitches from individuals with varied lived experiences and identities, who can connect with a wide audience through authentic and compelling writing.

Many of the pieces published in the Personal or Opinion sections are paid.

Topics we’re interested in include:

  • Federal and state politics
  • Identity
  • Social issues
  • Parenting
  • Health and mental health
  • Sex and relationships
  • Money and career
  • Stories that reflect an American experience.

What we look for in a pitch:

  • A clear, proposed headline as the subject line of your email. Specify here if your pitch is timely, and whether it is OPINION or PERSONAL
  • Briefly summarize the focus of your story
  • In a sentence, tell us who you are and why you’re the right person to write the piece. What’s your relevant expertise or experience?
  • Tell us why this argument or story matters. What are the stakes?
  • Links to your previous writing, if relevant
  • A proposed word count and deadline, if relevant.

We do not accept:

  • Pitches from PR representatives or agents
  • Brand-supported submissions; authors who have a financial stake in a topic; posts that endorse a product or read like a publicity post
  • Interviews, reviews, profiles, fiction, videos
  • Writing that has been published elsewhere
  • Pitches with attachments.

Please note we will only respond to email pitches that are a strong fit for publication.

Pitch to us at pitch@torkmedia.com