If you’re interested in writing for Refinery29 Canada, this may be a good time to reach out.
The publication issued a reminder that it open to story ideas proposed by freelancers.
What Type of Publication Is It?
Refinery29 Canada is an inclusive women’s empowerment publication
The company says part of its mission is to amplify under-represented voices and to explore how policy impacts women, especially those who are marginalized.
Writers also cover a wide range of subjects—ranging from style to careers—in a way that helps readers make decisions.
So, What Type of Content Does The Site Publish?
- Personal essays
- Trend reports
- Features on issues, such as race and women’s rights issues
- Lifestyle journalism
…all with a strong Canadian angle
Any Good Samples of Writing for Refinery29 Canada?
Here are two examples provided by the editorial staff:
- A cultural column: “The Greatest Love Story in Black Is King Is Between Beyoncé & Kelly”
- A feature: “Why Is Canadian Television So White?”
You’ll be directed to more in a bit…
How Do I Pitch?
Send an email to:
- Executive Editor: Carley Fortune firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deputy Editor: Carli Whitwell email@example.com
- One paragraph outline
- The proposed word count
Make sure your pitch makes it clear why the story needs to be covered now and the takeaway for readers.
Any other tips for Writing for Refinery29 Canada?
Diversify the sources you plan to use. “We don’t want stories with sources who are all white and entirely from the Greater Toronto Area,” the publication says.
Diversity should definitely be kept in mind for product roundups because the publication has committed to the 15 Percent Pledge
The editorial staff advises following the publication’s IG account so you’ll know which stories are published in the Canadian edition.
If you want more info, here you go.
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