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Hello! We’re Fix, Grist’s solutions lab. We live to elevate and amplify the many people leading us toward a clean, green, just future, and the big ideas that spark our imaginations about what that future could look like. 

We are always looking for insightful work from smart writers eager to join us in creating a new narrative of what’s possible through engaging, solutions-oriented, future-looking stories. We’re partial to conversational writing that takes a curious and empathic approach to exclusive and timely stories. We also prize reporting that features underrepresented voices and perspectives from vulnerable communities. 

Fix will consider a wide range of freelance pitches, from reported features and personal essays to profiles and Q&As with leaders in the field. We’re especially interested in how topics like arts and culture, farming, technology, and justice intersect with climate change. 

We encourage story ideas tailored to our editorial calendar. Upcoming themes for our digital magazine include:

  • Cities and Solutions | January 2023. We will look at cities that are taking unusual, exciting and/or impactful steps to mitigate climate change, prepare for resiliency in the face of its impacts, or advance climate justice. We will focus on citywide or community-wide efforts that reveal how people and policy intersect to foster lasting change. Each story will identify one concrete program, policy, or initiative that has shown demonstrable results within a specific city and might be replicable elsewhere.

    Pitches will be accepted through the end of September.

Think you’ve got an idea that fits the bill? Email pitches and links to a few writing samples to fixpitches@grist.org. You’ll hear back from us in a week or two if we’re interested. 

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Opinions and essays

Although we no longer accept pitches for op-eds, we remain interested in reported essays and first-person perspectives. Pitches will be considered through the guidelines outlined above.