Call for Pitches

Prism, a nonprofit working in tandem with Daily Kos, is looking for freelance pitches. Prism covers a range of subjects, including voting rights and electoral justice, criminal justice, gender and LGBTQIA+ issues, and the environment. We accept reported features, profiles, op-eds, and personal essays on those topics and others that relate more broadly to our focus on reflective democracy. Consistent with our mission, Prism aims to feature the voices, perspectives, and stories not currently centered in traditional media, so we’re especially interested in receiving pitches from people of color, women, and LGBTQIA+ people.

To learn more about the kinds of stories we’re looking for, check out our website and also check out the things we share on our Twitter and Facebook feeds to get a feel for the kind of work that moves us. Stories written for Prism also appear in Daily Kos, leveraging its multi-million reader reach to educate a growing progressive readership.

Send pitches to our managing editor, Ashton Lattimore, at with the word “Pitch” in the subject line. Include links to your previously published works if you have them, but don’t worry if you don’t - we’re interested in offering a platform for emerging voices along with more experienced writers. If you don’t have published clips to share, send writing samples that you feel best represent your voice and writing style. Pay for accepted pieces is $.40/word.