PITCHES: Please send two or three paragraphs to Q.V. Hough at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with writing samples and social media links.
-Sell the pitch! Be specific.
-For essays, have a clear title in mind.
-For standard reviews, please provide as much information as possible, especially if you’ve never written for Vague Visages before.
-Familiarize yourself with Vague Visages content and use the search feature to see if your topic has already been covered.
-Highlight your voice as a writer. ge?
-Be professional with pitches.
Please send pitches at any time, but it’s best to send them Monday through Friday. If you send a pitch on Friday night, please don’t follow up on Saturday or Sunday if you haven’t received a reply. And please don’t slide into the Twitter DMs unless it’s an emergency.
PAYMENT: Standard Articles / $15 (500 word minimum), Short Stories / $30 (1,500 word minimum). All payments are made on the 15th of each month (or before, if possible). The current pay schedule covers articles published between October 1 – October 26 (December 15 pay date). In 2019, the pay structure will be revised so that all articles published in a given month will be paid on the 15th of the following month. All invoices should be sent to email@example.com via PayPal.
DEADLINES: All scheduled pieces are due by 1 PM CST on the assigned day.
Be on time. Deadlines are given in advance to avoid any last-minute issues. Courtesy e-mails go a long way. If you’re late and don’t send a courtesy e-mail, that’s a huge red flag.
Lastly, please don’t suggest when it’s OK to publish articles. Vague Visages is not a copy-paste-publish site. There’s a schedule in place, and every piece receives a full edit.