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Draft Seeks Writers to Entertain and Educate Their Readers About Beer Culture

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Draft magazine readers are obviously into beer, but this pub isn’t solely focused on all things lager. Draft has plenty of lifestyle content and illustrates the way beer influences different aspects of life — from adventure travel and sports to food.

It’s also worth noting that this mag’s audience isn’t chugging Bud Light out of a funnel. These beer drinkers are a more sophisticated bunch, pairing beer with their meals and traveling to discover new breweries. And good news for writers — the pub is 50 percent freelance written and plenty of sections are open to pitches:

The front-of-book “On Tap” section features 100- to 600-word roundups, how-tos and small features from new beer releases, cool new bars and trending flavors to the latest mountain bike and tech gadgetry. Writers can [also] pitch the feature well, where stories range from global beer excursions to beer trend investigations to gastropub roundups. Photo-driven features, such as a photo diary of one beer’s inception or a roundup of gorgeous brewery farms, are pitchable, too.

To hear more about the pub, including what not to pitch, read: How To Pitch: Draft.

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Details.com is on the Lookout for Innovative Writers With Style

details-screenshotDetails.com isn’t your traditional “macho” men’s website with an endless stream of sports, women and beer. No, this digital space is all about modern men’s luxury. So, dudes, if you’re embarrassed about discussing your grooming habits, this site isn’t for you.

The magazine’s digital counterpart (which averages about 1 million uniques a month) is on the hunt for freelancers to enhance its ever-expanding content. So what kind of writing are the editors looking for? Well, it depends on what you bring to the table:

The vast majority of the content on Details.com is presented through 500-word blog posts or slideshows that include a hed, dek, intro and captions. That may seem limiting, but considering the vast coverage of the site ensures that there are plenty of opportunities for freelance bylines. In “Style” and “Advice,” editors are looking for fashion news, not generic how-tos or service pieces. “They tend to be too remedial, and it’s not something that we’re trying to aggregate right now,” says [online director James Cury]. “So you’d want to spot a trend, or anticipate a trend. That would be ideal for us.”

To hear more about what Details.com is looking for, as well as editors’ contact info, read: How To Pitch: Details.com.

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