Pitch Us

The SolutionsPaper is a multimedia publication leveraging solutions and constructive journalism to provide investigative coverage of how Africans are solving the continent’s social and development problems.

What we are Looking for

We seek multimedia, immersive, data-driven, and solutions-focused stories with a focus on how problems are being solved across communities in Africa. We utilize a nuanced and character-driven storytelling approach.

We are looking for solutions-focused stories that investigate how communities, groups, NGOs, or individuals are responding to the numerous social-economic and development issues in Africa.

We also consider story ideas that look at instructive failure. In such cases, we look at why innovative responses fail with a keen focus on highlighting what can be learnt from the failure.

While we accept all solutions-focused pitches across the development sector, we are particular on

  • Climate change and environmental sustainability
  • Gender equality and SGBV
  • Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Education
  • Digital Rights
  • Corruption and Good Governance

Our editorial process is rigorous but also collaborative. Writers are fully involved across all stages of the editorial process and also receive guidance and mentorship from experts to make them better storytellers.

We pay our freelancers a modest fee for a 1,200 -1,500-word story length within three (3) weeks of publication. We typically decide on a pitch and reply within one week.

To pitch us, download our in-house pitch template, edit it to capture your story idea and send back the completed template to editor@solutionspaper.com

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