We are currently accepting pitches (or completed pieces) for writers who would like to contribute a personal essay about money to the Making Do project!
What we’re looking for:
- Personal essays about money from a low-income, unemployed, or underemployed perspective. Examples of personal money essays similar to what we’re looking for:
- When completed, the written piece should be approximately 1200 – 1500 words in length.
- Essays must be honest and personal to you. Names and inconsequential details may be changed for anonymity/privacy, but this must be disclosed.
- The piece must be new and unique (as in, not previously published elsewhere).
We are paying $125 per finished piece for Making Do essays. If you would like to pitch any kind of writing other than a personal essay please use the guest post submission form instead.
Who may apply:
- You must be low income, unemployed, or underemployed to be paid for contributions to the Making Do project. (You self-certify this, there is no proof or submitting of financial statements required.)
- You must not be subject to taxation outside the United States (must not be required to pay taxes on your earnings to any other country).
- You must either be 18 (or older), or have a parent/legal guardian co-sign any paperwork.
- If you are are a part of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in personal finance media (including but not limited to: BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, young women, and people with disabilities), you are strongly encouraged to apply.
Before you write your essay or to fill out this form, we highly recommend you check out our pitching guide to help improve the chances of your piece being accepted.
If you are an artist who would be interested in contributing artwork to the project, we have a separate submission form for that.
To pitch or submit a finished piece, simply fill out the form below: