Happy holidays, Arlington! We hope that you’re still enjoying all that is the holiday season with those you hold most dear.
That’s why we’re stopping by today to say that YOU are what WE hold most dear..
Our audience is the most important thing in the world to us — and in 2018, we’re looking to serve that audience even better and in more ways.
We’re looking for new contributors for 2018! Writers, that means you.
We’re a self-funded community publication that will pay you for your time and efforts. You won’t get rich writing for us, but you will score some walking around cash that’s enough to cover a few nice meals out with your family and friends, pay your Crossfit membership fee, or even keep your pups in doggie day care for a few days.
Here’s what we’re looking for and the details you need to know.
We’re looking for stories that ARE Arlington. Stories our audience enjoy typically inform, entertain and make Arlington residents’ lives easier! That means we are looking for the right people with the ability to write articles related to things to do, places to eat, shop and know about in Arlington. So it helps if you are local, inherently understand the area and love finding new resources.
Writers will be assigned article topics and have the ability to pitch ideas for stories.
What we pay: Articles pay $25 for standard posts (up to 500 words max) and $50 for features (up to 1000 words).
What’s required: Submitting your pieces in either Google Doc or MS Word format 48 hours prior to publication. Our deadlines are strict. Writers will see their articles published on Mondays and Wednesdays each week.
All writing for us is done on a “work for hire” basis. That means we own the content you create and you can’t publish it anywhere else. You can certainly include us in portfolios with links and we’ll always give you a reference!
Want to pitch? Use our contact form to send us a message. Share with us some links where you’ve published your work before (even if it’s your own blog) and what you’d like to write about for us. It would help us a ton if you sent us 3 pitches for story ideas, including a headline and a 2-3 sentences about the topic.
Important Notes for Potential Contributors
- We pay monthly, between the 5th and 10th of each month.
- We highlight our contributors — writers always have a byline and bio linking to a site they choose, if they choose.