WANT TO WRITE FOR US?
We do not accept guest posts at Matcha or for RootsRated.com, so please do not send us ideas for those.
We’re always on looking for good writers at Matcha. We pay, we’re fun to work with, and we offer a great platform for demonstrating your expertise across a number of lifestyle topics, including the outdoors, adventure, gear, and travel, as well as a growing list of many other areas for our custom content partners. If all goes well, you can almost certainly count on repeat assignments. We always strive to bring on writers who are as excited to work with us as we are with them.
You don’t need top-tier writing cred to work with us, but published clips and a proven expertise in your subject matter always help (sorry, the essay you wrote for your class final doesn’t count!). Our writers are passionate about their subjects, know the locations and topics they’re covering like the back of their hand, and write in a way that draws the reader in.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, we’d love to hear from you! Please follow these guidelines to introduce yourself:
1. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an introductory paragraph that includes 3-5 sentences summing up your credentials, including which geographic areas (cities and regions) you have expertise, and writing background.
2. Include 3-5 links to your most recent and relevant writing samples. Please don’t send these as attachments, and pretty please don’t make us go digging through your website to find them. (Like all editors, we’re super busy people, and taking a few extra minutes to make less work for us is a huge help, especially when we’re just getting to know you.)
3. If we think you’re a good fit as a contributor, we’ll add you to our bi-weekly writer’s newsletter, which will include whatever current assignments we have. Sometimes we assign specific stories based on a client’s current needs; other times, we’ll assign stories based on the pitches we receive from our writers
4. We’ll also get you started on paperwork so that when an assignment comes along that you’re a good fit for, you’ll be all set to dig in. We do our best to respond to all emails as quickly as we can, but please resist the urge to send repeated follow-up messages. If you haven’t heard back after two weeks, feel free to follow up.
Thanks again for reaching out. We look forward to hearing from you.