Freelancing for Carthage Magazine
Carthage Magazine is Tunisia’s premier English-speaking Magazine. As such, it’s part of a vanishing breed: A general-interest magazine. Our journalism includes pieces about food, history, arts, culture, environment, lifestyle and technology, but also about dining, travel, and parenting. We publish long, deeply reported profiles, and pieces of narrative journalism. But we also run trend pieces and photo essays. The one common denominator is that our stories are about the place we live—how Tunisia works, or how to get the most out of Tunisia.
As a Magazine with a relatively small staff, mostly run by volunteers, we publish a lot of work by freelancers. Many of these stories are by people who have longstanding relationships with editors here. But some of them originate with pitches that come in out of the blue. Here are some ways to make those pitches sing:
Submit an Article
If you are interested in writing for Carthage Magazine, please email info@CarthageMagazine.com and follow the steps below:
1. Ensure the file containing your draft article is in .docx format or that the actual article text is copied and pasted into the email body.
2. Attach a short biography of yourself, a photograph for the biography, and any social media links you would like attached with your profile.
3. Specify what your article is about in two or three sentences and why you feel it is an important topic and should be published by Carthage Magazine.
Please note that by submitting an article to Carthage Magazine, you agree to let Carthage Magazine know if it has previously been published elsewhere, including in the form of a blog or social media post.
We receive many emails each day so it may take us some time to get back to you, particularly if you have not followed the guidelines set out above.
Do’s & Don’ts for Pitching Articles
DO: Check the website and read the articles. It will give you a good sense of the variety of stories we publish—and the sorts of stories that don’t fit.
DON’T: Assume “Carthage Magazine” journalism means political journalism. Politics and government are a leading industry of our country after the 2011 revolution, but we don’t write about them the way a national publication might. An article about the fate of a particular piece of legislation in the parliament or an opinion piece about the merits of a particular judicial nomination may be set locally, but they’re not our stories. On the other hand, pieces about people (including political-world people) that shape the way life and work happen in our country are very much our stories.
DO: If you are going to provide us with a Pitch, be brief. Explain what you want to write, why it will be something readers want to read, and why you’re the person who should write it. Make it clear that you’ve already done some reporting on the piece. But going on too long, or including a whole draft, will make editors’ eyes glaze over.
Got questions? Contact us via this page.