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

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

If you're new to writing for the Great Central Gazette, send us links to your published work. If you want to write for us on a regular basis, let us know your availability and how often you want to write.

The Gazette currently pays 10p / per word (£100 max)

What we’re looking for

  • Investigations
  • Features and analysis about current affairs
  • Arts & culture features
  • Voices (“Opinion”)
  • Photoessays
  • Podcasts
  • Fiction and poetry
  • ...and much more!

Your story should

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