Curbed is seeking pitches for longform and narrative stories from freelance writers. Curbed’s focus is home: architecture, design, real estate, and urban planning. We’re looking for story pitches that dig deep on these topics, whether they are analyses of popular trends, reported pieces, personal essays, or a combination of all of the above. For examples, take a look at our longform archive.
We’re interested in stories that will appeal to a national audience, even if the backbone of the story is a local narrative. Most of our features run between 3,000 and 6,000 words.
And yes, we pay. Competitively.
To pitch us, please e-mail Sara Polsky, Curbed’s deputy editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a few things we like to learn from writers when considering a story:
- What the story is, why it’s a fit for Curbed, and the expected length
- How you plan to report the story, who you’ve talked to so far, and what your access is to additional sources
- Whether this topic has been covered elsewhere and in what way, and why Curbed should cover this story now
Please include links to previously published stories.