The Latin Kitchen, launched in conjunction with Latina magazine in 2012, taps into the traditions of acculturated, English-speaking Latinos. The site was created as “a place to celebrate and stay connected to culture through food,” said editor-at-large Marie Elena Martinez.
The good news for freelancers is that no section is off-limits for pitches. “We love to find new voices,” said Martinez, who added that if you’ve successfully pitched a story, it’s a good bet you’ll stay on the editors’ roster:
Once a freelancer has landed an assignment, it’s likely he or she will continue writing for the site; editors have ongoing relationships with trusted freelancers. In addition to accepting new pitches from them, editors regularly reach out to their established stable of writers to assign articles based on ideas and concepts generated during biweekly editorial meetings.
Writers should demonstrate strong cultural competence when pitching stories to The Latin Kitchen. If you’re an expert on Latin cuisine or culture, you stand a better chance of nabbing an assignment.
For more on the The Latin Kitchen and the stories editors are looking for, read: How To Pitch: The Latin Kitchen.
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