Pitch guidelines

Write for us

The Breach welcomes pitches and submissions for written journalist and videos. You can fill out the pitch form or submit a completed piece. Our preference generally is to receive a pitch, so that if we accept it we can provide feedback, but we are open to considering completed work.

We pay $150-200 CAD for shorter opinion or analysis articles (approximately 750 to 1200 words), $250-400 CAD for longer features (1200 to 2500 words) and $400 and up for videos. Pay for investigative articles that involve more work are negotiated case by case.

We pay within 5 working days of invoicing. (We know what it’s like to deal with the stress of unpaid invoices.)

(Don’t have a specific idea? You may be interested in our writing and journalism freelance roster or our audio-visual freelance roster.)

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for critical and evocative writing and video journalism about power, politics and culture in Canada.

We’re interested in covering a wide range of issues: corporate influence on politics, the forces fuelling the climate crisis, land theft and Indigenous struggles for self-determination, labour and worker’s rights, racism, police and prisons, housing, feminism, foreign policy, art, inequality, parliamentary parties and social movements, and many more.

We’re interested in journalism that speaks truth about power — helping people better understand how it works, who has it in our society, to whose benefit it’s being used, and how ordinary people can have more of it if they organize.

We’re looking for writing that helps readers imagine a just, viable future—whether that’s lively story-telling about what a different society could look like, compelling arguments for bold policy, or vivid features and profiles of emergent social movements or important grassroots campaigns.

We prefer short-form commentary and analysis on political developments, in-depth features, original investigative journalism, personal essays and literary non-fiction, fresh angles on common themes, and writing on subjects that haven’t been covered elsewhere.

How to pitch us

Fill out the form below, or send the same information in an email to [email protected].

If we like your idea and want to move forward with it, an editor will be in touch.

Unfortunately, we are unable to reply to all pitches. If an editor wishes to follow-up on your pitch, they will usually be in touch within a few working days. If your pitch is especially time-sensitive (24 hours), please put TIME-SENSITIVE in the subject line.

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Pitch Type
A brief outline – no more than a few hundred words – explaining your story, sources you may talk to, a sense of who you are, and suggested length.
Please include a maximum of three links to writing samples.
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Updated on Jan 25, 2022
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