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05/01/2019 09:00 EDT | Updated 07/31/2019 10:09 EDT

How To Pitch To HuffPost Canada Opinion And Personal

Lead the conversation.

Part of our mandate at HuffPost Canada is to help Canadians better understand the world around them, and to see themselves in one another. Our Personal and Opinion sections deliver fresh perspectives and authentic first-person stories that reveal, enrich and delight.

A HuffPost Canada Opinion piece is a timely, nuanced take on the news cycle to reveal, examine or debate issues affecting Canadians’ everyday lives, and it helps elevate the discussion.

A HuffPost Canada Personal piece is a unique story told in the first person that reveals some connection to the human experience.

We are looking for pitches from individuals with varied lived experiences and identities, who can connect with a wide audience through authentic and compelling writing.

Many of the pieces published in the Personal or Opinion sections are paid.

Topics we’re interested in include:

  • Federal and provincial politics
  • Identity
  • Social issues
  • Parenting
  • Health and mental health
  • Sex and relationships
  • Money and career
  • Stories that reflect a Canadian experience.

What we look for in a pitch:

  • A clear, proposed headline as the subject line of your email. Specify here if your pitch is timely, and whether it is OPINION or PERSONAL
  • Briefly summarize the focus of your story
  • In a sentence, tell us who you are and why you’re the right person to write the piece. What’s your relevant expertise or experience?
  • Tell us why this argument or story matters. What are the stakes?
  • Links to your previous writing, if relevant
  • A proposed word count and deadline, if relevant.

We do not accept:

  • Pitches from PR representatives or agents
  • Brand-supported submissions; authors who have a financial stake in a topic; posts that endorse a product or read like a publicity post
  • Interviews, reviews, profiles, fiction, videos
  • Writing that has been published elsewhere
  • Pitches with attachments.

Please note we will only respond to email pitches that are a strong fit for publication.

Pitch to us at canadapitch@huffpost.com.