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. This begins with a focused e-mail that’s clearly marked “Pitch.” Do not send pitches in existing e-mail threads.
-For essays, have a clear title in mind. Be confident and concise with your approach.
-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. What separates you from others writers with passion and knowledge?
-Be professional with pitches. “Hey, man” or “Hey, bro” is not an acceptable way to begin a pitch.
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 February 19 – March 16 (April 15 pay date). 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.