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How To Pitch LD’s News & Politics Editor

How To Pitch LD’s News & Politics Editor

Here at Literally, Darling, we’re always looking for more voices to include on the site. The News & Politics section is currently looking for submissions from men and women with strong opinions, unique angles, and different perspectives. If you have a take on a pressing issue that you aren’t seeing anywhere else, we want to hear it!

So what am I (the News & Politics Editor) specifically looking for? I’m looking for smart, strong semi-reported pieces that bring a human voice to political issues. We aren’t breaking news; instead, we’re taking deeper looks at the top stories of the day. I’m looking for sassy and funny essays that put politics where you wouldn’t expect it. I want analysis of succession in Westeros, interviews with 20-somethings who are changing the way we think about poverty, and backgrounders on issues that aren’t getting the attention they deserve.

Here are a few areas I want to see more of:

  • Economics

  • Conservative voices

  • International news

  • Environmental news

  • Underreported stories

  • Interviews

  • Fascinating historical stories

I’m not particularly looking for personal essays or point-of-view pieces, although if you think you have one that will really blow our readers out of the water, send in a pitch! I’m also not interested in anything that can’t be supported by facts. If you want to make a strong argument, and I encourage you to do so, then make sure you can back it up with reputable sources.

I prefer pitches to completed work, unless your piece covers a trending issue. In that case, best to send something finished. Otherwise, send me a quick pitch with your angle, any sources you have, and why you think it’s a good fit for Literally, Darling. I do my absolute best to respond to all emails, so expect to hear back from me within a couple days. If I don’t respond, follow-up after two days.

If you’re interested in writing about a topic, but aren’t sure where to take it or what angle is best, feel free to shoot me an email. If I think it’s a good fit for the site, I can help you suss out the story.

Literally, Darling is not a paying market.

Send pitches to [email protected].

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Bridey grew up in a small Illinois town, but currently lives with her partner and two cats in Washington, DC. Her interests include Feminism, Iranian politics, HBO programming, and anything that makes her laugh until she cries.
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