How to pitch: Email a paragraph pitch written in your personal style with suggested headline, and a few links to the most relevant past work. The clips don’t have to be about food, but should show your writing voice at its best. Please note: We receive an incredibly high volume of pitches and do our best to respond to everyone. Give us a week to respond before following up. And if it is a short response, we promise it’s not personal. Pitch us again!
Some general things to keep in mind:
- It’s food! It’s fun! We’re looking for writing that’s conversational, funny, and passionate.
- We know your lasagna (or grain bowl) recipe is very good, but we’re not interested—our food editors have the recipe beat covered.
- Ditto on articles about cooking tips. We usually handle that in-house.
- We also don’t want traditional restaurant reviews. Just not something we do, really.
- We don’t currently accept pitches for Basically.
BonAppetit.com is looking for mid-to-longform reported articles that reflect the food world right now; profiles of fascinating, awesome people in food; hot takes on minuscule details like folding pizza; and personal essays with a strong angle. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your brilliant ideas.
Healthyish wants pitches that redefine what a site about healthy food can be. We’re interested in profiles with a timely hook, trend stories that dig deeper, opinion pieces and personal essays that surprise us, reported stories with a voice and a point of view, and love letters to the rituals you swear by and the products you can’t live without. Send your pitches to email@example.com.
Thanks, we look forward to reading!