Youth Music is looking for feature pitches from young writers to coincide with World Techno Day.
Are you a writer or budding journalist based in the UK and aged between 18-25 (up to 30 if d/Deaf or Disabled)?
We will be commissioning an informative and engaging website feature for World Techno Day (9 December 2023) and want to hear from you!
Please make sure your article focuses on the impact on young people (under 25s).
Some thought starters:
- Are you a techno fan that is part of a regional/local UK scene or online community? Have you seen the scene change for the better - or worse? Are there issues that need to be addressed?
- Do you want to highlight the diverse subcultures, events, and venues that contribute to the vibrancy of the UK techno community?
- Does techno provide a safe space for you as a young music lover? Are you seeing your local spaces under threat from closure?
- What is your local techno scene doing to promote inclusivity and diversity for young people? Could you explore how new communities are working to break down historic barriers and create more welcoming spaces for young techno enthusiasts?
- Are you part of events or projects that use techno music to raise awareness about social issues affecting young people (especially in your local area)?
- Are you a techno artist facing barriers to access in terms of making music or finding spaces in which to perform?
- Do you want to highlight young individuals or groups who are creating their own spaces, events, or labels to foster creativity and accessibility in the techno scene?
- Can you discuss initiatives or resources within the techno community that support the mental well-being of young people?
Send us your pitches!
How to pitch:
Please complete our short application form by answering the following questions:
- Be specific but brief. In a paragraph, tell us exactly what it is you want to write about and why. Give us your focus, angle, or argument.
- Share links or clippings of your previous writing work - this can be articles published on other platforms, relevant university/college essays, or personal blog posts. We just need to see your skill level and tone of voice.
- Lastly - tell us a bit about you and why you would be best placed to write this feature.
Fee: £150 for an (approx) 1,000-word feature.
Deadline for pitches: 10am, Tuesday 28 November 2023.