GayRVA announces new print piece for June 2017, seeks LGBTQ contributors for paid work
Hey there folks, GayRVA Editor Brad Kutner here,
We are once again partnering up with Virginia Pride for a print piece, but this time we’ve got a new project to announce, a new summer print piece to hit the streets during National Pride Month this June: GayRVAxVA Pride Pride Month Edition
It’s been a rough few months.
The LGBTQ community across the nation (and here in RVA) is not sure what’s in store under the new Trump administration, but GayRVA is here to make sure someone is watching out.
Since 2009, GayRVA has offered unique and unparalleled access into Richmond’s LGBTQ circles. What started as a community publication has grown into news breaking outlet for the state, if not nation, that aims to balance the important issues with local goings on in arts, theatre, and culture.
With that mission in mind, GayRVA has once again united with Virginia Pride, the Commonwealth’s largest LGBTQ Pride organization, to create TWO print publications during 2017.
While GayRVA will work with Pride again late-summer to develop the annual Virginia Pride Guide, we’re venturing into new territory with this new print piece to be distributed in the Richmond area and beyond just in time for National Pride month this June.
This means we’re looking for more writers and more stories to help let RVA know that not only are LGBTQ folks part of the community, we’re out and proud of who we are.
We have room for a few editorial slots, as well as some money to give to story pitches we accept. I’m estimating payment to be about $100 for published work, but if more is needed it could be negotiated. I’m open to really ANY idea here as long as it fits in the visual/written print medium and satisfies a few things:
1 – It involves Virginia (any or all of Virginia) This is Virginia Pridefest.
2 – It is LGBTQ specific – it’s Virginia Pridefest
I can’t stress how open to ideas I am – personal stories, interviews with interesting people, conversations about LGBTQ theory, intersectionality, sultry photo shoots, or powerful narratives – and that doesn’t even include visual submissions.
Things to keep in mind:
1 – Written pieces should max out at 2000 words unless it’s something really incredible
2 – I’m not a fan of Q & A’s, but I’m open to discussing them
3 – Visual submissions should aim to fill 4-6 pages – more is negotiable but unlikely
4 – PLEASE DON’T AGREE TO SOMETHING YOU CANNOT COMPLETE
Send pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject line “National Pride Month 2017 PITCH” and consider using the format similar to what I’ve set up below
Title of piece:
Brief description of topic:
Newsworthiness(why now is a good time to write this story):
Estimated word Length:
People you plan to interview (if applicable):
Possible visual elements that could be included:
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is Thursday 3/15 by Midnight – please respect that deadline.
I will inform folks of what we run with by the following Monday.
Final deadline for drafts or publishable work is Friday 4/21.
I look forward to hearing from you, and if you know any LGBTQ writers who might be interested, please forward this off to them
We’re also always looking for advertisers to help financially support this project and us in general – Please contact John Reinhold for advertising and sponsorship information: email@example.com
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