Being Patient is looking for Alzheimer/dementia writers
CALL FOR PITCHES: Being Patient is looking for pitches for profiles on inspiring people of color who are working to make a difference in the lives of people with Alzheimers and dementia (through research, advocacy, community organizing, etc).
Deadline: 26 May 2022
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Being Patient is a daily news site publishing trustworthy original journalism about cognitive health, neurology, and brain health with a focus on Alzheimer’s and other forms of neurodegeneration.
To date, dementia research has been conducted mostly on white people. But race affects both risk & disease pathology. These pitches are for a “Diversity & Dementia” series—stories that elevate the importance of diversifying research/trials.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Read this list and familiarize yourself with past examples from the series.
SOME EXAMPLES I LOVE
- This story by Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech
- This profile of the amazing Fayron Epps by Susanna Granieri
- This touching portrait of Jacquelyn Revere by alzheimers researcher Alicia Barber
- Lastly for now, Nicholas Chan’s story about Berta Carbajal and her journey in caregiving and advocacy with Momento Crucial
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN SUBMISSION
- Write a short introduction about yourself
- Include a paragraph highlighting your writing experience, relevant credentials and publication credits
- Attach links to your strongest work or portfolio, and online profile.
- Rate: 0.20/word. Length: 800-1,200 wordish.
For more information, visit their website.
Email all questions and submissions to Alexandra Marvar, Managing Editor of Being Patient, at: email@example.com