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Curbed seeks longform journalism

Here’s how to pitch

Carlos Chavarría

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

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.