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By Michael Wong | January 10, 2021.
- Earn 50¢ to $1.50 per word, freelance writing for High Country News, an award winning nonprofit magazine that tells the ongoing story of the modern American West through coverage of its environment, natural resources and diverse communities.
- High Country News want well researched reportage, analysis, opinion, essays or criticism on issues vital to the West:
- Science and nature
- Conservation and preservation
- Food and agriculture
- Health and well-being
- Environmental justice and racism
- Climate change and energy
- Post-colonialism and the legacy of conquest
- Rural-urban divide
- Environmental law, policy and philosophy
- Public lands and resources (including water, wildlife, rangelands, minerals, timber, recreation and preservation)
- Military and nuclear activity and legacies
- Word count:
- Front-of-book stories include in-depth news and analysis: 800 to 2,100 words
- Features include investigations, long-form narrative, deep-dive explainers, or big-idea essays: 2,800+ words.
- Back of the book explore the ideas that shape the West, through reviews, criticism and short essays: 800 to 1,500 words.
- Kill fee: 25%
- Earnings per word: 50¢ to $1.50