Food52 is Accepting Pitches From Food Writers — How to Submit (Pay: $200 – $500)

Are you a food writer? Do you love writing recipes and stories about cuisines and delicacies? Great! Food52 would be pleased to receive your pitch.

The goal of Food52 is to create a space for cooks all over the world to share recipes and ideas. While it’s always been possible for Food52 readers to create a community profile and publish their own recipes on the site whenever they like, they have long relied on a network of talented contributors who write articles and develop recipes. If you’re interested in pitching Food52—they  will feel honored! as they are currently very open to accepting submissions.

In recent articles on delicious meals, from pillowy-soft cinnamon rolls to one-skillet chicken with brothy beans, Food52 makes food approachable, fun and fascinating — and if you have an idea for a story on food — that might fit its mission, you can contact the editors at [email protected].

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Guidelines For Pitching A Food Story/Article To Food52.

A pitch is a paragraph-long explainer of a piece you’d like to write or a recipe you’d like to develop (and how you’re going to do that and why we need it on our site). It should include a brief overview of what you intend to achieve, as well as interviews you plan to conduct with sources and any other relevant details.

A Few Tips

  • First things first: Make sure Food52 hasn’t already covered this story. Check the site to see if they have articles on the same topic or a duplicate recipe. If there’s some overlap, but you feel your story is a fresh take, ask yourself: Why should this story be told now? What does it add to Food52’s canon?
  • On that note, please don’t pitch something that you’ve already covered on a personal blog.
  • Start each pitch with a sample headline for your story. (It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it will give us a jumping-off point!) For recipe pitches, your pitch should include the proposed title of the recipe.
  • Tell the blog a bit about yourself: Have you published written work before on a website or blog? What makes you qualified to write this particular story or develop this specific recipe?
  • It should go without saying, but — plagiarism is not tolerated for recipes or written content. All articles and recipes should come from you! Once you start reporting, if you interview someone, you must quote them exactly—never adjust a quote to prove your point.

Send your pitch via email to [email protected] with “FREELANCE PITCH on [your great idea]” as the subject line.

How Much Does Food52 Pay?

Food52 pays flat rates – per word, based on the anticipated length and amount of work. This ranges from $200 for a short article or standard recipe (plus up to $50 in ingredient reimbursements) to $500-plus for bigger projects.

You can find more creative writing jobs here.


Good Luck!

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