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Freelance Journalists: Open Call For Submissions In June

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Shadowproof is seeking pitches from journalists or writers for publication in June.

Individuals are encouraged to send pitches with a 1-2 paragraph outline for their story. We also urge journalists to suggest how much they would like to be compensated and when a first draft would be ready.

We are especially interested in contributions from journalists using the Freedom Of Information Act to obtain documents for their reporting.

Email your pitches to brian@shadowproof.com and please begin the subject line with “PITCH:”

In particular, Shadowproof would like to publish stories on the following subjects:

  • Prisons in the summertime, particularly struggles against facilities which are too hot for prisoners
  • Climate activism and laws passed to further criminalize anti-pipeline protests, etc.
  • Increased exposure of workers, children, etc, as result of EPA deregulating chemicals or pollutants
  • Influence of moneyed interests in the 2016 Democratic primary
  • Profiles of people involved in transformative justice practices, accountability, and addressing harm


What happens after we receive your pitch?

We’ll respond within a week after receiving your submission. If we accept your pitch, we will discuss how much you want to be paid for your proposed contribution, when you can turn in a first draft, and when we plan to publish.

Please refer to our “Freelance Submissions” page for more details on submitting pitches to Shadowproof.

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