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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com! I’ll put you on the list.