Topically speaking, nothing is off-limits when it comes to pitching Ebony, one of the oldest and few remaining print publications focusing on the black community.
What’s more important than what you pitch is how you pitch. The editors here appreciate short queries that show freelancers know the magazine well, including the particular section they are pitching. Bonus points if your pitch captures the interests of both genders:
Keep in mind, too, that Ebony’s content caters to both women and men. “I make sure that every story evokes the female and male perspective and mindset. We are a lifestyle publication in every aspect, from work to home to children to wellness. It’s about everything,” said [managing editor Wendy Wilson]. “I think we have an incredible opportunity to really focus on black men and no one else is paying attention to them.” Be inclusive in pitches because, ultimately, both guys and gals will be reading.
For more, including tips for specific sections, read: How To Pitch: Ebony
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