Contributor Submissions Guidelines
Thank you for your interest in writing for Edible Queens. We are a member of Edible Communities, a growing, James Beard award-winning, international series of community-based food publications whose mission is to transform the way communities cook, eat, shop for and relate to the food that is grown and produced in their area.
Edible Queens publishes five issues a year: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer and Late Summer (In the future, we plan to expand to six issues per year). Each issue emphasizes the current season with a focus on New York’s most diverse borough - Queens. We look for subjects that are both timely and traditional, and have a special interest in topics that relate to the full breadth of our mission. While we follow the seasons closely, we also have thematic issues like Travel and Women, just to name a couple (Stay tuned: we’re in the process of creating themes for all upcoming issues, and I’ll update this document to reflect those themes). Our editorial calendar is planned as much as a year in advance.
Send pitches for the print magazine to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be patient--it can sometimes take several weeks to get back to you about a pitch. I review them all and present the best ones at our staff pitch meeting every few weeks.
Please refer to previous issues of Edible Queens for a clear picture of style and to familiarize yourself with topics that have already been covered.
Previous issues are available to read on our website. We pay a rate of .25 per word for print. Payment is sent upon publication, and each contributor also receives a copy of the issue with their story. At this time, we do not pay expenses for writers on assignment, but will help get you lined up with a press pass/PR contact, etc. when possible.
We do not accept finished pieces; please send a fully formed pitch (2-3 paragraphs) for your story idea. If you have not written for us before, please include 2-3 writing clips.
Recipes to accompany articles are highly desirable, and they must be original and carefully tested. If they are not original, permission for reprint must be obtained by the submitter; Edible Queens and Edible Communities will not pay associated permission fees. (If you’re not experienced with recipes, that’s fine! Our publisher is a whiz in the kitchen and can come up with a recipe to accompany your article if you have a great idea.)