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Call for pitches for November issue! (on newsstands mid-October)

Blog posts reflect the views of their authors.

 

We want your stories!

The Dominion / Media Co-op pays two contributors each month for news features: Pitch us your story!

We prioritize solutions-oriented news pieces with a Canadian angle, and in particular this month:

  • photo essays
  • video pitches

Check out our writer’s guide for other suggested topics and details about writing for The Dominion:

dominionpaper.ca/write

For information about making a video pitch, check out our production guidelines and tutorials:

dominionpaper.ca/video/create

The Dominion has a special budget – sponsored by Koumbit, a non-profit web development, website creation, graphic design and IT training organization – to pay for one article about technology and society per month (in particular, we’re interested in coverage of copyright, privacy, free software, and net neutrality). These articles are 5-800 words, payment is a flat $50, and they follow the same pitch process outlined below.

Pitches are welcome from anyone; priority goes to those who have previously contributed.

To pitch an article, fill out the form on this page:

mediacoop.ca/node/add/pitch

To pitch a video news clip, contact us with your proposal:

www.dominionpaper.ca/contact

If you do not have a Media Co-op account (which you can also use to post photos, audio, video and stories directly to the Media Co-op site), you’ll need to set one up:

mediacoop.ca/user

*NOTE* Media Co-op accounts are temporarily being screened for spam, so new contributors who don't yet have an account will not be able to immediately upload their pitches and others may have trouble logging into their profiles. If you encounter any difficulties, please send your pitch directly to info@dominionpaper.ca.

The Dominion / Media Co-op currently pays a flat rate of $100 for accepted stories. Articles are either 800 or 1600 words. See the video guidelines for length of videos. Editors reserve the right to suggest changes and edit stories (with your participation, of course!). Pitches should capture the content, tone and style of the story you plan to submit; if the content submitted differs significantly from the pitch, editors reserve the right to withhold payment. The Dominion accepts pitches at any time.

Deadline for pitches: September 2
Response to pitches: September 6
First draft deadline for accepted articles: September 15*
Final draft deadline: September 30*
(All deadlines are 5pm EST)
*Deadlines subject to the discretion of the editor

The next call for pitches will go out September 25.

Best,
The Editors


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