New York blog seeks long-form journalism stories

byNicole Martinelli
Jun 24, 2011 in Freelancing

Website Gothamist will pay $5,000 for a journalism piece ranging from 5,000-15,000 words that it will also publish as an e-book.

The site, founded in 2003, seeks story ideas relevant to its audience of over one million 20-36 year-old readers in New York, that is also "timely but with a shelf-life longer than a week."

Editing and production will be handled in-house, the publisher plans to launch an e-book of the reportage. If the US$1-US$ 3 e-book version is a success, profits will be shared with the writer.

You can pitch stories to features@gothamist.com— the deadline is July 1. The story will be chosen by July 8 and published by the end of the month.

This is the latest example we've seen publishers interested in turning long-form journalism into e-books, encouraging since online journalism keeps getting shorter and shorter.

Via Gothamist