Inspired by the North American Guild of Beer Writers, the Guild is compiling a list of paying publications, along with their pitching guidelines (if available). This list will be updated as new information becomes available.
A big goal for us at Burum is for the blog to have a multitude of voices and to be a collective of unfiltered, honest, funny, educational and/or personal words from people within our industries. We are especially interested in the ideas of those who have no prior experience of writing professionally but work within the drinks industry.
Our rates are £0.20p per word and your piece will be accompanied with a drawing by our brilliant Elliot Comanescu.
Invoices can be submitted with the first draft and if you are new to invoicing then let us know and we can talk you through it.
We only accept pitches via the submission form (linked to above), if the form is not showing that unfortunately means we are out of writers slots for the time being.
CAMRA Learn & Discover publishes fresh content every week from trusted industry voices. Video, audio, text and photo guides explore everything there is to know about beer, cider, perry and pubs. Visitors can choose content from a beginner’s, enthusiast’s or connoisseur’s level. We encourage people to navigate the content freely and learn at their own pace. We encourage anyone from across the beer, cider and brewing communities to pitch proposals for us. We welcome and aim to support contributors from underrepresented demographics and marginalised communities.
Prior to pitching, members are encouraged to read the following pages of the content guidelines:
- Sets out CAMRA’s commitment to the learner and what contributors will be helping us to fulfil
Pages 4-6 of the guidelines as these cover
- Tone of voice and user profiles for each of our learning tiers
- Word count, A/V runtime
- Details the Learn & Discover fee structure and summarises the word counts/runtimes for all learning tiers and fees
Page 12 is the content contributor agreement.
- We presently pay £0.20p per word, to the nearest 100 words up to a maximum of £500 per piece (excluding extras should the writer also provide photography or illustrations.)
- Q&A’s are paid at a fixed rate of £250 per piece. In addition, if a writer is able to provide their own photography (and we approve its use) for any piece we offer an additional £75 on top of the existing fee.
- All invoices are paid in UK pounds sterling. International invoices are processed using a service called Transferwise, which will pay you in your native currency based on the current exchange rate.
Publications outside of the UK
Accepted pitches are very infrequent, but if you can get deeply technical when writing about brewing without losing sight of the story, use sources for original reporting, and cover the beer industry in a serious way—by all means, drop us a line with an idea:
- Pitches not related directly to the brewing process (say, beer travel or beer culture) will not be considered.
- Please don’t waste your time, or ours, with story pitches to justify a press junket.
- For our writers who get assignments, we agree in advance to a flat fee that typically works out to about 35 cents/word, and we have paid promptly and reliably upon publication since our first issue in 2014.
- Direct pitches to editorial director Jamie Bogner at email@example.com, along with managing editor Joe Stange at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Features – $700
- Mini-features – $325
- Podcast episode – $250
- One-off Sightlines primary sources, interviewed – $200
- One-off Sightlines secondary source recap – $125
- Blog posts (for this with GBH blogs) – $100
- B-Roll – $60
On Tap Magazine is South Africa’s only beer mag, a quarterly print publication that’s distributed via brewery taprooms, airport lounges, homebrew stores and directly to subscribers. We are always looking for content from writers around the world.
- We include one feature focusing on an international beer scene in each issue (could cover a city or two or a larger region).
- We also welcome contributions to our Against the Grain section (covering other beverages) as well and general features – profiles, exciting trends, some technical content.
- Content must to be relevant to our audience, so reviews of beers they can’t get here for example will not work.
Email Lucy Corne at email@example.com for full contributor guidelines. Due to the fragile South African economy, our rates are not on a par with international magazines, but we do accept reprints provided that the writer retains copyright of the article and they don’t mind making small tweaks to make the article in line with house style.
PorchDrinking.com is always seeking thoughtful pitches on industry trends, stories on diversity, mental health awareness within the industry, pop culture in relation to the industry as well as long-form stories. While we are still working on a limited budget and can’t pay our writers on a consistent basis, we do on occasion allocate pay for more extensive pieces relating to these listed topics.
How to pitch:
- Introduction: In an email, tell us who you are, and explain your relevant experience. Please include clips or links to past coverage of this topic or similar. If you have not been published: Show us something that demonstrates your writing ability, such as a blog post or essay.
- Idea: Tell us why this story will be interesting to our readership and/or why this is important for us to cover right now: How does this connect with our previous coverage and/or an emerging trend, event, or issue for wine, beer, and spirits enthusiasts?