Uncomfortable Revolution™ is looking for freelance journalists to write about the intersection of chronic illness, disability and pop culture.
Our overall tone is humorous, authentic, and a bit quirky. We are never preachy.
We define "chronic illness/disability" as any physical or psychological health condition that is long-term and affects a persons everyday life.
What we're NOT looking for:
- Commentary on medical/clinical/pharmaceutical/nutritional products or practices.
- Anything that's not written in English. This is really our failure because we are monoglots. :(
- Pieces solely expressing your own personal opinion about a topic [i.e no op-eds].
- Subject matter that (whether intentionally or not) discriminates against an entire category of people (ethnicity, gender, political persuasion, religion, sexual identity etc.)
- Your own personal stories (please submit personal stories here).
What we want you to pitch:
- Authentic, true, newsworthy stories about the intersection of chronic illness or disability and pop culture.
- People must be at the centre of the piece.
- Journalistic stories that will make us laugh, shout, scream, die slowly inside, cry, or want to hit somebody.
- We will consider listicles, short-form, and long-form pitches.
- We love original high-quality photos (this is a bonus, not a requirement).
- Include a bio of no more than 100 words written in the third person, plus links to your social media profiles (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn) and a portrait photo.
- Expected remuneration.
- Freelance journalists must have a visible track record of published articles covering pop culture and social issues.
Contributor Rights and Payment:
- Uncomfortable Revolution will retain all rights to the article.
- We currently pay freelance journalists reasonable market-based renumeration for their contributions based on their experience, newsworthiness of the article, and the complexity of the subject matter.
- We will always promote your authorship with your work, even if published elsewhere, on our website and social media platforms.
- All contributors receive full credit and author profile page with links to your social media profiles and/or blog on urevolution.com
- If your pitch is accepted we will send you a long-form legal contract covering our terms and conditions.