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How to Write for Vibe

Although Vibe’s tagline is “redefining hip-hop,” there are many ways freelancers can score a byline. Obviously, there’s the music beat, where a pitch on up-and-coming acts or industry trends will woo the editors. “It should be something specific or niche, not the obvious choice,” said deputy editor Clover Hope.

But there’s also room for a service story that tackles a societal issue, like a recent piece on the importance of the census. ”For the longest time, there’s been this stigma in the Black and Hispanic communities about the census. Many don’t know that by not participating and having wrong numbers reported, funding can get cut in their communities,” recalled former managing editor Chloe Hilliard.

Think you’ve got a great idea for the mag? Get editors’ contact info in How To Pitch: Vibe. [Subscription required]

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Cover Hollywood for Vibe

Do you cover the music beat? How about Hollywood? Or maybe you like tackling societal issues? Despite its tagline of “redefining hip-hop,” all these areas are ripe for pitches at Vibe.

If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of Hollywood, there’s a section of this mag that regularly highlights actors whether they’re in indie flicks or big name blockbusters. Just make sure your idea is ahead of the curve.

“Let us know about something we might not be up on,” said deputy editor Clover Hope. ”It should be something specific or niche, not the obvious choice.”

Get more details in How To Pitch: Vibe. [Subscription required]