Write for Us

Thank you so much for your interest in writing for Bangor Metro magazine! We love hearing from writers with a strong Maine connection.

Bangor Metro Magazine is a monthly glossy focusing on life in greater Bangor, Maine. We love stories that take readers not just to Bangor, Brewer, Orono and other surrounding areas but also to Camden, Rockland, Bar Harbor and other nearby locales.

We pay competitive rates per assignment based on project scope and experience.

How to Pitch Bangor Metro Magazine

To pitch sections:

Our front of book sections are a great place to break into writing for Bangor Metro. These shorter, spunky pieces should be rooted in Maine culture and have strong connections to the greater Bangor area. Check out a few issues to get a sense of our style and viewpoint.

Presently, sections include:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Food
  • Health & Fitness
  • Home & Family

Pitches should include two (2) succinct sentences indicating what the story is — these should convey the angle you want to take, why it’s special/interesting/noteworthy and why readers should be interested in it. Follow this with a little info about how you’ll tell the story and who you may talk to for it. Also, please indicate what section you are pitching for.

Stories in sections (listed above) are usually 500-800 words and include photos. Some stories may be assigned at less than 500 words or more than 800 words. Please indicate your proposed word count in your pitch.

Also, visuals are very important so we encourage you to include hi-res photos you’ve taken yourself or ones that we have expressed written permission to use from the copyright holder of the photo (usually the person who actually took the photo).

Send pitches for sections to pitch@bangormetro.com.

To pitch an essay:

We accept one (1) essay per month. It should speak to life in Maine, the transitions we undergo and the nuances that make our lives interesting. We’re particularly interested in essays with a strong connection to greater Bangor.

To pitch an essay, send a brief description of the essay, a brief bio of you and the completed essay via email to pitch@bangormetro.com with the subject line: Bangor Metro Essay Pitch.

To pitch a feature story:

Feature stories are typically assigned to staff writers and freelancers who’ve written for Bangor Metro in the past. Nonetheless, pitches are accepted for feature stories.

Pitches should include two (2) succinct sentences indicating what the story is — these should convey the angle you want to take, why it’s special/interesting/noteworthy and why readers should be interested in it. Follow this with a little info about how you’ll tell the story and who you may talk to for it.

Feature stories are usually 1500-2500 words and include photos. Some stories may be assigned at shorter lengths. Please indicate your proposed word count in your pitch.

Please also include ideas for visuals for your proposed feature story as well.

Send pitches for feature stories to pitch@bangormetro.com.

What We Do Not Accept:

  • Guest posts. We don’t presently maintain a blog associated with Bangor Metro, so guest posts are a no.
  • General topics or articles. Exercise, health, fitness, relationships … these are all interesting topics but if your story pitch doesn’t demonstrate a firm Maine connection, it’s not for us.
  • Unsolicited manuscripts. With the exception of personal essays, we do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

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