Frequently asked questions

Any other tips?

Our editors are looking for writers who won’t need a lot of supervision, so the more thought you’ve put into your pitch, the more seriously we’ll take it. If you think you’ll include any links to media or articles in your piece, it might be worth sharing those in your pitch email, too.

Do you pay?

Yes - always. Our payment varies from piece to piece, but in general we look to pay £50 per 1,000 words, or 5p per word. You’ll agree a fee with our editor when they commission your piece.

What should my pitch look like?

You’ll need to send your pitch to Hello@flairbox.co. Put ‘PITCH’ in your subject line so that we can spot your email easily. Your pitch should begin with you idea for a headline. Then, describe your piece in no more than three paragraphs. It might help you to structure your thoughts and ideas with bullet points. Tell us why you’re the right person to write the piece, too. What makes your perspective so exciting and important for our readers to see? Neat, tidy, and clear pitches are most likely to get read and commissioned.

What are you looking for?

We’re always on the lookout for the kind of pieces only someone in the entertainment industry could write. That means we love pieces that give juicy insights and hard-won tips - or something unusual from your personal experience in the industry. Get to grips with the kinds of stories we publish by looking through the Magazine. Remember that you’re writing for an audience of actors and industry professionals. Try to keep your pitch relevant to them, and you’ll have a better chance of getting commissioned. We commission writers and non-writers alike - we're simply looking for interesting, passionate pitches!

What aren't you looking for?

We’re not looking for review articles, generic articles like ‘How to improve at acting’, or any pieces that are unrelated to the acting industry. We won’t commission articles that have been published elsewhere, or which are due to be published elsewhere. Finally, FlairBox is committed to equality, justice, and fairness. Any pitches we consider to run contrary to these values will be rejected.

Can we talk marketing?

If you’re interested in marketing opportunities in FlairBox Magazine, please email Hello@flairbox.co and type ‘MARKETING’ in the subject line. We consider all marketing enquiries on a case-by-case basis.

How can I write for FlairBox Magazine?

FlairBox Magazine is always looking for new contributors. To write for our magazine, you’ll need to email a pitch in to Alex, our editor. In this FAQ, we explain how to write up your pitch, where to send it, and what kind of stories we’re looking for. All pitches and queries should be sent to Hello@flairbox.co.