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Calling arts journalists
mailout.co is an online news site and magazine championing and informing world leading professionals in participatory arts. Now a digital resource mailout has a 26 year track record of providing high quality articles and features relating to communities, engagement and participation in the arts.
We are now looking to develop a pool of freelance journalists and writers around the UK and further afield, who can solicit, develop and write articles relevant to our readers. We publish six articles per month behind a paywall to our ‘professional’ subscribers. Some of these are solicited directly from professionals working in the industry, others are written by our in-house team.
Features fall into one of three main categories:
Stories – a description of a project, company or group. What they did, how they did it, what they learned along the way. mailout readers like practical articles – things they can learn from and be inspired by.
Interviews – We’ve published a lot of interviews in the past. Subjects have included: People working in or at the top of their field in participatory arts, politicians, decision makers.
Opinion/policy – In the past this category has included articles on management, new policy initiatives, ‘how to’ articles and event rants.
If you would like to pitch an idea, We’d love to hear from you. Is there someone you’d like to interview, a project you’d like to write about or something you’re itching to research then get in touch. As well as the finished article, we’d expect you to gather all of the supplementary material required for the article, a selection of high quality images (and permission to use these via the mailout.co website). We can also support video and audio files as well as links to further information.
Our featured articles are usually 1,400 to 2,000 words. We are able to pay £140.00 – £200.00 for commissioned pieces from freelance journalists.
Please send your ideas along with an example of your published writing to: