We want your pitch ideas to be original. If you Google your idea, does it show up with tons and tons of articles and blogs that have already covered the same topic? If so, then we probably won’t want it. If your idea only has a few results, then maaaaaybe it’s worth sending, just in case we think we can spin it better than the other few publications have done.
We don’t want you to pitch us ideas on our social channels, in our DMs etc. We’d rather keep all the pitches in one place, nice and neat in our emails.
We don’t want pitches that are self-promotions; we want ideas that are interesting to a variety of people on a variety of topics. We are not looking for advertising at this time.
We want a maximum of 3 pitches per week per person. You may or may not have that many great ideas, but the reason we keep it to 3 at most, is so that you only take your best ideas and send them, rather than just giving us 50 that might not be so great. So just to reiterate, only send us the best of the best ideas you have with a maximum of 3 per week.
We don’t want you to take the rejection of your ideas personally. If we don’t choose your idea, that doesn’t mean we won’t choose another of yours next week. Keep your head held high, have thick skin, and work on the next big idea, we know you can do it!
We want everyone to send us their pitches on Sundays and Mondays. That way, we can figure out what content we will be producing for the upcoming week.
We want you to let us know if your pitch is time sensitive. Please note TIMELY in the subject of your email so we know that this idea has an expiration date. For news about food TV shows, new restaurant openings, or things that happen at one time, please pitch us within a week of its release, anything longer than that will be too late. If you do not hear from us within a few days of your submission, there’s a good chance that we are passing on the idea. We will try our best to respond to everyone, but sometimes we might be too busy and things fall through the cracks. Hopefully, you understand and don’t get too mad at us.
We want you to know that we are an honest publication and will not steal any ideas you submit. We do have our own in-house team that is always working on new ideas, so there is always a chance that an idea you’ve pitched us, is an idea we are already working on.
We want you to know that if you don’t hear from us within a week of your non-timely or evergreen pitch, we are unfortunately passing on the idea.
We want everyone who submits ideas to know that if they are accepted, by default they will be used as ghost-written content unless otherwise specified.
We want you to be ready! If you send us a pitch that we like, we will ask you to write out a bullet-point version of what you think should be in the article. Your point-form write-up is what we will use to produce the blog, so please do your best to give us some details on what you would expect to see in the blog. The best part is that we are only asking for a bullet-point breakdown, NOT a 300-500 word write-up. So in theory, you should be able to do that pretty quickly. If we choose your idea and you provide us with the proper point-form setup, you will then be paid for both the idea and point-form breakdown.
We don’t want you to send us fully written blogs; we are not accepting them at this time. The plan is to use point-form ideas to build out the blogs and finalize all content in-house.
We want you to have fun and enjoy the process. The world of food is vast and full of fantastic things! If you can come up with great ideas, we will see your potential. As we grow, so too could your role with us over time.