Do you want to write for $$, for Wayves?

Publisher Dan MacKay • Halifax - 2020-11-17

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Throughout its history, Wayves Magazine has operated entirely on volunteer journalism; it was necessary because the cost of printing and distributing the magazine used every scrap of cash we brought in via adverising.  This worked out pretty well, though; over 25 years we published… maybe 200,000 words of very good journalism and editorial a year, over five million words of great writing altogether, and connected tens of thousands of customers with advertisers.

There’s still a need to tell stories for and about Atlantic Canadian about queer folk, written by queer folk.

The very slow online-only Wayves reboot is going pretty well, and we are slowly gathering more advertisers.

This means two things;

  • Wayves needs content that people want to read, and
  • Wayves has cash to pay the writers.

There are quite a few stories that I think should get written, but we don’t have a bullpen of writers yet, and it’s time to do that.

So, if you’d like to write for Wayves, for pay, write to 2020@wayves.ca.

The stories will range from human interest stories to feel-good community news, to hard journalism, asking hard questions and possibly not making friends in the process.  We will be publishing editorial but probably not paying for it; we will probably not be publishing poetry and prose.

Many of the stories will be do-able over the phone / zoom etc; most will require photos or graphics; we’ll deal with those separately ad hoc.

How it’ll work:

  • From this call-out, I’ll make a sub-list of people who are interested in writing news stories;
  • When I hear of an event or situation that should have a Wayves story, I’ll contact people from that list.
  • Some of the stories won’t be urgent, some will be.
  • Pay at the moment is $50 / story which is about half the going rate; that’ll change as we simultaneously ramp up our content and advertising.

Also, if you hear of a Q news story that you’d like to write for Wayves, pitch it in a very few words.

 

If you’re available to write, send a note to 2020@wayves.ca! I’ll put you on the list.

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