Thank you for your interest in feature writing with Fork Off Gluten. We work with a broad range of freelancers, from long-time professionals to first-timers with a great story. We also cover a broad range of subjects. We look for stories at the intersection of travel, nature, art, and culture — which means plenty of opportunity for you to pitch us a story.
What we’re looking for:
With few exceptions, our stories are long form features, running 1,500-3,000 words. They’re narrative-driven, with a clear arc and careful reporting.
What we’re not looking for
We only occasionally publish more personal, experiential pieces or ruminative essays.
We generally don’t accept product review pitches, but direct any inquiries to the contact form below.
What to send us
If you’ve got a story you think fits at Fork Off Gluten, great! We’d love to hear it. Send us a few paragraphs answering the following questions:
- What is the story? A few sentences should be enough to hook us.
- Let us know your writing plan, including word count and a tentative deadline.
- Why is it right for Fork Off Gluten? Our readership is travel savvy and reads widely. Is your story new to that audience, or does it reveal a new facet of an old story? What other outlets, if any, have covered this story, and how will your telling be different?
- Why are you the person to write it? Do you have any particular expertise or experience with the subject? Do you have unique access? You should also attach any clips (2-3 at most) that show off your feature-writing skills.
When you’re ready to wow us with your pitch, fill out the contact form below. We try to respond to pitches within 3-4 days, but it may take longer if we’re out and about. Thanks for reading, and we look forward to working with you!