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CollegeHumor.com Seeks Creative, Funny Freelancers

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CollegeHumor.com is so much more than just a viral video factory. The site boasts 15 million monthly uniques and includes a broad array of content, from listicles to classic comics to humorous graphics and original videos.

Good news for freelancers: CollegeHumor is on the hunt for new writers: ”We’re very interested in increasing the amount of freelance input we have right now,” says editor-in-chief Susanna Wolff. The site has three main sections: “Articles,” “Videos” and “Pictures.” If you’re pitching to “Articles,” make sure your writing is as succinct as possible:

As far as writing is concerned, don’t expect New Yorker-like depth. Six-hundred words is considered way too long for the site’s readers. Short, snappy writing with lots of visual elements does well here. If you have an idea for an illustration but can’t draw, no worries! CollegeHumor will find one for you. “[You] can pitch an idea with a request for illustration and we can either have an in-house illustrator help make the idea come to life or sync them up with a freelance cartoonist that we would hire.”

To hear more about the site, including the proper etiquette when sending in a submission, read: How To Pitch: CollegeHumor.com.

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Write to ‘Inspire and Encourage’ at Entrepreneur.com

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Unlike other small biz publications such as Inc. and Fast Company, Entrepreneur has expanded into the lifestyle territory, addressing the facets of entrepreneurs’ lives that extend beyond the boardroom.

“Entrepreneurs have sort of become the rock stars of our era,” explained executive online editor Laura Lorber. “It’s very popular to call yourself an entrepreneur now, and it’s a very aspirational status. Basically we’re looking for content that helps them improve their work and their personal lives.”

Good news, journos. Editors at Entrepreneur.com are open to pitches from new writers, as long as they stay in tune with the brand’s mission: to inspire and encourage.

For pitching etiquette and editor’s contact info, read How to Pitch: Entrepreneur.com.

Sherry Yuan

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Pitch Your Multimedia Ideas to SI.com

Sports savvy freelancers who have a knack for multimedia are welcome to pitch their ideas to SI.com, where all sections are open to freelance pitches. Photos, videos and podcasts are all game, and can be pitched separately from the rest of a story.

Executive editor B.J. Schecter advises freelancers to pitch specific angles that “go beyond the action on the field” or explore new or untapped issues. Still, if a writer comes to SI.com with a scoop on a player in a major sport that the site has yet to uncover, Schecter will listen. “Anything that’s a really good story,” he said of the perfect pitch. “If it’s a mainstream thing we haven’t touched on or you have special access. I’m always looking for a good story.”

Get all the details in How To Pitch: SI.com. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]