Attention Writers!

Edgy, smart, in-the-know writers—we want YOU. Do your friends currently tap you for what’s new/now/next around Raleigh? Have writing chops? If you are obsessed with all-things Raleigh and can write on brand in Raleigh Magazine‘s voice, you may be able to join our cadre of accomplished contributors.

We’re on the hunt for smart, savvy, accomplished writers who have vast knowledge of our city to contribute freelance stories on buzzy topics—from food and drink to design to politics to city council to events (someday!) to sports, features and more. Know AP Style? Bonus!

Before pitching, get to know us—what we cover, our voice, our brand, our MO. One easy way is to subscribe to our free newsletter from our website, which includes a range of web exclusives and print magazine stories.

How to be considered: Shoot an email to melissa@raleighmag.com (cc lauren@raleighmag.com) with the subject line “Raleigh Mag Contributor.” Must Include: Your LinkedIn link (or brief bio if unavailable), two previous writing samples (preferably relevant links to our voice/context if possible; or link to your online portfolio), and one to two solid pitches. The pitch(es) should be audience appropriate, on-brand, in our voice and speak to what’s buzzy in Raleigh—something you think we would run in an upcoming issue. If you nail it, we’ll be in touch stat!

What not to pitch: To be frank, Raleigh Magazine is a publication by and for insiders, so with all due respect, we are not interested in covering the city from a transplant POV or rehashing how many people are moving here OR stories we’ve already told (so I quick search of your key terms on our website is a good assist). People are coming to Raleigh because our city is great and we already know that. Our mag is about all the cutting-edge reasons it IS great—and its future. We are excited to learn your ideas!