Hazlitt magazine is now accepting freelance pitches, query letters, and story ideas for consideration (we will also look at unsolicited non-fiction manuscripts). Potential contributors are encouraged to read Hazlitt and become acquainted with the types of stories we publish before submitting pitches.
Stories for the blog are roughly 800-1,000 words (or less), ranging from commentary on culture and current events, to dispatches, riffs and humour pieces.
Features start around 1,000 words and tend to require some amount of first-hand reporting and/or research. Could include: journalism, personal essays, think pieces, travelogues, cultural criticism, memoir, and profiles. We are especially looking to add more long-form pieces of 2,500 words or more to Hazlitt.
If we like your idea, you'll hear from us within two weeks or less. Due to the volume of correspondence we receive, we are only able to answer those pitches we are interested in. If you don't get a reply from us within two weeks, please assume we're passing and feel free to send us another idea.
Don't forget to include your name and email address when submitting INCLUDING in any attachments you send. Feel free to include any relevant past clippings as well.
Please note that at this time we are NOT looking to add any regular columns, blogs or recurring features, nor are we accepting unsolicited fiction. We are also NOT looking for book manuscripts or pitches.
No phone queries or direct emails, please.