Pitch Us


Once publishes long photo stories, text essays, audio, and videos of in-depth reporting on a wide variety of subjects. We consider work on any issue or individual, and are excited about narrative, journalistic, and documentary essays. The criteria for everything we publish is exceptional photography, great writing, and a worthwhile subject fully and carefully reported.

We welcome pitches from both writers and photographers in the form of a link or a PDF with images, accompanied by a brief description of your project. In addition to a quick story synopsis, it is helpful if you include details such as: date the images were made, information about previous or pending publication, if there are any multimedia available, whether or not you have caption information, and if you are aware of writers or photographers who may help us craft the text or make the images. None of these details are deal breakers, but they are very helpful when considering pitches.

Please understand that due to the volume of pitches we receive, it sometimes take us days or even weeks to respond. However, every inquiry is reviewed by at least one of our editors.

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