CONTRIBUTE

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Be like this cat and write for us.

Want to contribute?

Go for it, just as long as it’s related to Istanbul! Below’s a guide to what we’re looking for.

We’re a small online magazine with a tiny budget, so we don’t usually pay. But we’d like to support quality journalism, so we’ll pay for and publish one longform piece each month.

Please note, we don’t currently pay for photos.

For more information, or to send pitches and drafts, email us at writeforistanbul@gmail.com.

LONGFORM STORIES, ESSAYS & INTERVIEWS
Payment:
$100/300 TL
Length:
At least 1,250 words
Photo(s):
Optional (At least one for interviews)
Deadline:
15th of each month
Publication:
Once a month

Pitch an idea or submit a ready draft. Stories may be fiction or non-fiction. If we like it, we’ll publish it. It has to be quality. We may make a few edits ourselves. But if it needs a lot of editing, we’ll ask for a re-write (or more).

As for interviews, it’ll ideally be someone who’s locally prominent or doing something worth knowing about. Someone who’s Google-able, at least. Chefs, writers, teachers, entrepreneurs, rappers, imams — it doesn’t matter — just as long as they’re fascinating.

BLOG POSTS
Payment:
None
Length:
500 words or less
Photo(s):
Optional
Deadline:
None
Publication:
Anytime

Possible blog posts topics include (but are not limited to): restaurants, music, lifestyles, fashion, to music, books, current affairs, museum exhibits, technology, attractions, art or how bad Istanbul traffic is.

Blog posts may come in the form of (but are not limited to): listicles, rants, op-eds, personal reflections, photos, videos you took with your phone on the way to work today, musings and man on the street Q & As.

You get the idea. Anything can be a post. Almost anything.

Happy writing!