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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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The Best Mags On Twitter

twitter.pngPaste magazine needs assurances that Twitter is more than just a waste of time, so its set about compiling top 10 lists of the best microbloggers out there. Yesterday, the magazine released its list of the top 10 magazines to follow on Twitter.

Topping the list are Wired (@Wired) and Good magazine (@GOODfeed), with favorite Tweets such as “Q: How many helium balloons would it take to lift a house? A: http://is.gd/Jht5″ (from Wired) and “You Stay Classy, G. Gordon Liddy http://ow.ly/aqiw” (that’s a recent Good Tweet).

Smaller pubs like beer magazine Draft (@draftmag) — home to FishbowlNY contributor Noah Davis — indie music magazine Under The Radar (@Under_Radar_Mag), and hip hop/electronica publication Urb (@Urb@URBMAG) also got a shout outs from Paste.

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