About the Shoestring

Mission

The Shoestring is an independent news publication that produces community journalism in western Massachusetts.

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Co-editors
Jules Marsh
Will Meyer

Member writers
R. Nicholas
Sarah Robertson
Brian Zayatz

Pitch Guidelines

The Shoestring welcomes story pitches that adhere to these guidelines. Please get in touch.

  • 250 words or less
  • An analysis of power relating to your story
  • A bit of the who/what/when/where/why
  • What research do you plan to do?
  • Who will be interviewed?
  • If it isn’t obvious, what is the local angle?

Once you’ve contacted us, an editor will be in touch within a week. All submissions meeting the above criteria welcome, but pitches featuring themes of food/environmental justice, housing rights, organizing with and by societally marginalized groups or featuring deep dives into local history will be extra welcome.

theshoestringmag@gmail.com