In an effort to make it easier for writers to find out how to pitch beer publications and what those outlets pay, NAGBW is working to compile information. This page will be updated as publications share information with us.
Accepted pitches are very infrequent, but if you can get deeply technical when writing about brewing without losing sight of the story, use sources for original reporting, and cover the beer industry in a serious way—by all means, drop us a line with an idea:
- Pitches not related directly to the brewing process (say, beer travel or beer culture) will not be considered.
- Please don’t waste your time, or ours, with story pitches to justify a press junket.
- For our writers who get assignments, we agree in advance to a flat fee that typically works out to about 35 cents/word, and we have paid promptly and reliably upon publication since our first issue in 2014.
- Direct pitches to editorial director Jamie Bogner at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with managing editor Joe Stange at email@example.com.
- Features – $700
- Mini-features – $325
- Podcast episode – $250
- One-off Sightlines primary sources, interviewed – $200
- One-off Sightlines secondary source recap – $125
- Blog posts (for this with GBH blogs) – $100
- B-Roll – $60
- We presently pay £0.20p per word, to the nearest 100 words up to a maximum of £500 per piece (excluding extras should the writer also provide photography or illustrations.)
- Q&A’s are paid at a fixed rate of £250 per piece. In addition, if a writer is able to provide their own photography (and we approve its use) for any piece we offer an additional £75 on top of the existing fee.
- All invoices are paid in UK pounds sterling. International invoices are processed using a service called Transferwise, which will pay you in your native currency based on the current exchange rate.
PorchDrinking.com is always seeking thoughtful pitches on industry trends, stories on diversity, mental health awareness within the industry, pop culture in relation to the industry as well as long-form stories. While we are still working on a limited budget and can’t pay our writers on a consistent basis, we do on occasion allocate pay for more extensive pieces relating to these listed topics.
How to pitch:
- Introduction: In an email, tell us who you are, and explain your relevant experience. Please include clips or links to past coverage of this topic or similar. If you have not been published: Show us something that demonstrates your writing ability, such as a blog post or essay.
- Idea: Tell us why this story will be interesting to our readership and/or why this is important for us to cover right now: How does this connect with our previous coverage and/or an emerging trend, event, or issue for wine, beer, and spirits enthusiasts?