CLR PITCHING GUIDE

CLR (pronounced “Colour”) is a new, London-based, digital journal that aims to represent, celebrate, and connect creatives of colour across creative industries.
 
Through the stories that we tell and the people we seek to reach, it is our vision and goal to, create equal opportunities for creatives of colour; to connect those who work across various creative industries; and to inspire our audience through the art of storytelling.

We are accepting a limited number of pitches for both the CLR feature and community page. Please allow time for a response and although we would love to, we aren't able to accept every submission we get, therefore do not expect to hear back on your pitch unless you’re a successful candidate.

 

  • Your pitch should be no more than 200-250 words and clearly define the topics and subject matter of the proposed article, including relevant hyperlinks for our reference.

  • Within our sections we commission articles such as: personal essays (and long-form personal essays going in depth on a creative experience), responsive opinion pieces relating to current affairs, Q&A’s with creatives of colour, feature interviews (profiles)  with creatives of colour, news-based features looking into pertinent topics relating to our community.

  • CLR receives a number of pitches covering topics such as navigating the creative industry, anxiety and working in predominantly white environments. Therefore, before you pitch to us please ensure the concept is completely original and not on a topic we have already covered on the site. Ensure that your pitch clearly highlights WHY this topic would be of interest to our community at CLR.

  • We are typically looking for experienced writers, however, please do let us know if you do not have any prior experience in journalistic writing and we will bear that in mind when selecting work to feature.

  • Once we have received your pitch we will aim to look over it and reply as soon as we can. Keep in mind that we get a number of pitches a week and although we will try, not all pitches will be successful and therefore receive a reply.

  • If successful, you will be contacted with a submission deadline, followed by advice and ideas on how we’d like to see the piece along with a word count. We have experienced editors and writers with specific knowledge in the subjects we cover who will help you to develop your article.

  • We expect all work to be fully fact-checked, accurate, original and not containing plagiarism.

  • We expect pieces submitted to us to be in a near-publishable state. A copy of our style guide will be sent upon selection. Similarly to the pitch, if you are referencing any facts, studies, or quoting from other sources please reference and hyperlink.

  • Once the piece is published we will give you a byline with your photograph and biography, so readers can learn more about you and your work. We will promote your article on our social media platforms and at times in our weekly newsletter.

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