Pitch us

Before you pitch your story, take a quick read of what we are after below.

Photo of the bridge connecting Western Boulevard to De Montfort University campus near the Soar Point Pub and Castle Gardens

Your pitch should be short, outlining the story's importance and why you are the one to write it. Keep it brief, well structured and exciting.

If you are new to writing for The Gazette, send links to your published work.

What we are looking for

  • Investigations
  • Current affairs features
  • Arts and culture features
  • Voices ("Opinion")
  • Photoessays
  • Podcasts
  • Fiction and poetry
  • ...and much more!

Your story should

  • Be about Leicester – we are a local newspaper
  • Be about people
  • Relevant and timely (but not breaking news)
  • Be accessible
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Use original research
  • Highlight positivity and solutions to problems.

Send your pitches to the editors at news@greatcentralgazette.org.

We currently pay 10p per word up to £100 max.

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