Task and Purpose Publication Is Accepting Pitches/How To Submit (Pay:$500)
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Task and Purpose Publication Is Accepting Pitches/How To Submit (Pay:$500)

Task & Purpose has been there to cover the fascinating world of the military since 2014, working tirelessly to tell the story of the U.S. military from a totally unique point of view with authenticity, integrity, and an eye toward bridging the civilian-military divide. Sometimes, though, they need a little help.

As a matter of fact, so much of what has made Task & Purpose what it is today can be attributed to the contributions of hundreds of military service members and veterans, freelance journalists, and opinion writers, because they’re looking for your stories, and are willing to pay for them.

Whether you are a journalist, researcher, academic, service member, veteran or military family member with an idea and a dream, they want to hear from you.

What They Are Looking For?

  • If you are pitching them for the first time, you should probably take a look around Task & Purpose. This is to help you see whether your story idea seems like a good fit.
  • Task & Purpose is a military news/culture publication that covers what service members and veterans are — or should be — talking about. So they are always looking for well-researched and authoritative stories on combat and what happens after, deep dives into the scourge of military sexual assault, or explainers on why the military is seeing an exodus of experienced military pilots. 
  • They are also interested in first-hand accounts and essays written by those who know the military through their lived experiences.
  • Task and Purpose loves persuasive, evidence-based opinion pieces that will challenge readers to think more deeply about an issue.

Submission Guidelines For Task & Purpose

  • Most stories they will buy should be at least 1,000 words long but you are expected to use just enough words to tell your story.
  • Your pitch needs to grab their attention, but it does not have to be a novel,just a few paragraphs will usually do.
  • The full story arc does not have to be completely clear. However they should get the sense that they will enjoy reading the final product.
  • If your pitch is successful, a Task & Purpose editor will reach out and work with you. Their aim is to craft a piece with the tone, quality, and length they are looking for.
  • You will be required to sign a freelance writing contract.
  • If you are interested in pitching them, send an email to pitches@taskandpurpose.com.


$500 or more.

More questions? Email them. 

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