VegNews Magazine welcomes freelance inquiries and is open to a variety of subjects relating to veganism. Our mission is to educate, inform, make people think, and entertain. The best way to submit or query is by email, but we do accept hard copies sent to our offices in San Francisco. When sending a pitch, please include two to three writing samples (ideally published clips), either as a Word attachment, a list of urls or by postal mail to the address below.
Given the unique format of the magazine, we rarely publish unsolicited full-length pieces. Your best chance for getting in the magazine is to pitch a story idea based on your knowledge of the publication.
A few tips for getting published in VegNews:
1) Know The Magazine. Read it, study it, learn it, know it. Get a sense of where your writing will fit in best, and let us know. Do you live in a particularly veg-friendly town and interested in penning a VegEscape, or do you have a great idea for a compelling exposé? It's amazing how many queries we receive from folks who haven't read the publication.
2) Keep Your Pitches Concise. Tease us with your tantalizing ideas, and we'll come running. We just don't have time to read 10-page story ideas.
3) Communicate Via Email. We are always connected, and email is our preferred method of communication for initial writing queries. We will get back to you as promptly as we can.
Whether you are a seasoned or aspiring writer, there are many areas freelancers can contribute to VegNews, including:
How I Went Veg
Back Page Piece
All contributions to VegNews are made on a volunteer basis except for a handful of full-length features that are assigned to writers who have previously contributed their talent to the magazine. We do, however, offer a great writing experience and these benefits:
--The opportunity to work with a professional editing team
--The opportunity to be published in an award-winning, national magazine
--A complimentary subscription to VegNews
--A tear sheet of the published work for your portfolio
--Potential ad space to promote your book or organization
--The opportunity to gain recognition in the vegetarian community
--The opportunity to be assigned paid full-length features in the future
Send your writing proposals and questions to Aurelia d'Andrea, Editorial Director, at the following address, and when communicating by email, please write "Query" in the subject bar. Please note that due to the high volume of queries we receive, it may take up to 60 days for you to receive a response from a VegNews editor.
PO Box 320130
San Francisco, CA 94132
p 415.665.NEWS (6397)