Pitching Guidelines

The majority of Rewire’s work is by in-house reporters, but we do take pitches.

We seek pitches for commentaries, analyses, cultural critiques, book reviews, or deeply reported pieces in key areas of reproductive and sexual health, rights, and justice. This includes coverage of laws, policies, movements, and efforts that seek to impede or expand access to basic reproductive and sexual health care: abortion; contraception; testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections; and maternal, infant, and child welfare. It also includes broader issues affecting the ability of individuals and communities to exercise their rights, such as the health-care system, voting rights, economic policies, and any subject in which the intersections of race, class, power, gender, economic, and social inequity affect people’s lives.

What we seek:

  1. Pitches that include clear and succinct outlines of the work proposed, including a strong thesis statement and supporting background information with links to relevant events, research, or articles; the importance of the piece to the issue at hand; and the timeliness of the piece proposed, including how it addresses in a compelling way a specific trend or trends, a set of findings, event, or political issue.
  2. First-timers to Rewire should include in their pitch sample pieces of other work.

Please include the following in the subject line of your email: Pitch: [Subject].

If we are able to work with you on your article, we will ask for a short bio and a headshot.

Please note: We discourage unsolicited complete articles, and are unable to pay for such pieces, as it is most efficient for us to shape the direction of content starting from the idea phase.

Email pitches to [email protected], or [email protected] if your pitch is highly time-sensitive. We also welcome multimedia pitches at [email protected]

We regret that we cannot reply to or accept all pitches we receive. A friendly follow-up is OK.