Portland Monthly is always accepting story pitches for the following departments: Mudroom, Report, Ventures, Beyond the Bridges, Habitat, Long Story Short, and Culturephile, as well as for full-length feature stories on news, culture, or lifestyle. Prior to submitting your ideas, please read two or three issues of Portland Monthly so that you can get a sense of each department’s premise and tone.
Want to write for us? Send us the following materials:
1. No more than three clips.
2. A résumé or a summary of your experience as a writer or editor.
3. A single, well-written story proposal that lays out the angle of your story, shows that you’ve done enough research to know what you’re talking about, identifies sources with whom you might speak, and aptly demonstrates your writing style. Your pitch should also tell us which section or department of Portland Monthly you think your story might be appropriate for.
E-mail is the best way to submit your proposals. Please type “Freelance Submission” into the subject line and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.