Houstonia is always accepting story pitches for the following departments: Ice House, Elements of Style, Clutch City, Bayougraphy, Space City, H-Town Diary, Open Road, On the Table, and On the Town, as well as for full-length feature stories on news, culture, or lifestyle. Prior to submitting your ideas, please read two or three issues of Houstonia so that you can get a sense of each department’s premise and tone.

Want to write for us? Send us the following materials:

  1. No more than three clips.
  2. A résumé or a summary of your experience as a writer or editor.
  3. A single, well-written story proposal that lays out the angle of your story, shows that you’ve done enough research to know what you’re talking about, identifies sources with whom you might speak, and aptly demonstrates your writing style. Your pitch should also tell us which section or department of Houstonia you think your story might be appropriate for.

E-mail is the best way to submit your proposals. Please type “Freelance Submission” into the subject line and send it to: [email protected].

Thank you!