New Jersey Monthly Seeks Stories that Exemplify the Garden State Spirit


New Jersey is home to a diverse demographic of residents, and New Jersey Monthly aims to cater to just about all of them. The pub covers a wide rang of topics: politics, education, fashion, entertainment, sports, dining and more.

Freelancers don’t need to live in the Garden State to write for the pub, but their ideas should be tailored to those who do. The mag is 75 percent freelance written, and the pitching opportunities are endless. Just remember that the length of your pitch is important, so try to make it as succinct as possible:

“The pitch has to be long enough to give me some details, but not so long I have to print it out and take it home over the weekend,” editor-in-chief Ken Schlager notes. “Brevity is really important in the pitch.” To land a pitch and be on your way to “regular” status, a great place to start is the front-of-book section “Garden Variety.” Here, articles run 250 to 350 words. The department seeks “short items about events, trends and people of interest.”

For more about the mag, including editors’ contact details, read: How To Pitch: New Jersey Monthly.

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