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Write for Appetite for Distraction
Hello everyone - happy new year, and greetings from Vietnam! Hope everyone had a restful holiday season.
I have something to share - starting this year, Appetite for Distraction will be accepting pitches for guest essays!
Two reasons for doing so:
The music tech landscape is in perpetual flux, and there are far too many things for one person to cover.
I really love jamming with like-minded thinkers and operators in this space, and this is a great excuse for me to do so more regularly!
How to Pitch:
Direct pitches to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “AfD Pitch: [Your Pitch Title]”
In the body of your email, please include:
A brief summary of your story (1-2 paragraphs)
A few lines about your background and why you're the best person to write this story
We’re a small reader-supported operation of course, but we’ll strive towards paying competitive rates! As of today, rates start at $300 to $400 per original piece. Interviews are paid out at $250.
Essays could be around 800 to 1000 words. Think of it as a creative constraint though, not an arbitrary limit.
Writers will have complete creative autonomy. We’ll have a couple rounds of edits to ensure ideas are clearly represented.
What to Pitch:
We’re a publication that dissects music and tech. We want to highlight underrated stories around how technology is helping (or not helping!) creators bridge the gap between art and commerce.
Our interest for tech includes all the usual suspects:
music & crypto
how the legacy music industry is adapting to aforementioned suspects
<insert buzzword for 2023>
The idea is to dissect the commerce and the culture driving these domains. What are artists, fans, and founders doing to navigate these emerging technologies?
Having said that, I’m open. If you’ve been working on something that you think is worth highlighting, hit me up — I’m always excited to learn more!
Thanks so much!! Really psyched to read your ideas 🙂