The Unwritten seeks writers to publish personal essays and opinion pieces about chronic illness, disability and health.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
The Unwritten is a publication for disabled people by disabled people—telling their stories of success, struggle, life, love, loss and everything in between. Its main aim is to give disabled people a platform without worrying if their lived experience is “newsworthy” or “heart wrenching” enough.
For more information, please visit their website here.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Rachel Charlton-Dailey, Founder and Editor of The Unwritten, is looking for pitches:
- Put the word PITCH in the subject
- If your story is time sensitive please mark as TIMELY
- Include a couple of paragraphs about you, your pitch and why you want to write about it. If you have links to previous work include that too but its not essential
- If your pitch contains sensitive subjects can you please trigger warnings at the top of the email. A simple “TW: Domestic abuse” or “TW: eating disorders” is fine. If you’re unsure if you should, do so anyway just to be safe. This allows our editors to practice self-care.
- They accept pitches from all over the world but be aware we only pay in GBP and USD. – Please only send pitches to this address, not editor’s personals. – We only publish articles, not poetry or short stories. We only publish own voices not parents or partners
- $100 for $700-$900 words.
If you are interested in applying, send your submissions to: email@example.com.
Please note that we are a two-person team, both of whom have chronic illnesses and work other jobs, so it may take up to two months to reply to your pitch. – It’s not just me that reads pitches, please address to me and Caroline McOnagh-Delves.