Call for Pitches, Refugee Resettlement (freelance)
Under the Trump administration, admission and resettlement of refugees within the United States has been cut to record low levels. Now, as the new Biden presidential administration takes shape with plans to rebuild the resettlement program, Prism is looking to expand our coverage of refugee communities in the United States, admission and resettlement policy, and community sponsorship. We’re seeking pitches both from journalists and from those directly on the front lines of refugee resettlement in the U.S.—including refugees and people working in the areas of community sponsorship advocacy and resettlement policy, advocacy, and organizing—for coverage that centers the experiences of BIPOC in this space. We accept reported news stories, features, and profile (up to 1200 words), along with op-eds, commentaries, and short personal essays (700 to 900 words). Prism pays $.40/word for freelance contributions. Please submit all pitches via email to email@example.com, and include the words “Pitch - Refugee Resettlement” in the subject line.