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Freelancing can be daunting, especially when you do not know where or how to begin. If you have been looking for some inspiration on where to pitch your stories, then you are in luck. 

News Associates have compiled a list of smaller publications that might just land you your first commission. Whether you are writing political pieces, personal essays or lifestyle content, they have you covered. 

You will also find a summary of each publication featured to help you choose the most relevant one for both paid and unpaid opportunities.

From The Independent to Redaction Politics, check out the helpful tips to guide you through the pitching process from inside the newsroom. is supporting virtual work experience placements at the moment. If you would like to spend a week with us, please email jacob[at] Also, keep an eye on our jobs board for the latest opportunities.

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