If you are someone who has a candid story to share about navigating your life after a death, Modern Loss may be the perfect home for your words. Co-founder and CEO, Rebecca Soffer tells us how the need for this site revealed itself after she lost her parents, and how it has grown into a community for both those who have experienced loss, and those who want to understand it better. While the site is not yet able to pay writers, the huge submission volume speaks to the editorial care and community the site offers. Rebecca also talks to us about top agents canvassing the site, their intent to add several new contributing editors in the coming months, the types of pieces she loves to publish, and more in this interview.
The interview includes
- Why Rebecca started the site Modern Loss and the wide range of readers who visit frequently
- Why you should send a brief pitch instead of a completed piece
- Republished vs. Original posts?
- The types of posts Modern Loss would like to publish more of
- The type of post that works best for Modern Loss and the word count sweet spot
- Some of the must-read posts for potential contributors to read to get a feel for the voice of the site
- Potential plans to pay in the future
- Reasons writers love to write for Modern Loss
- How contributors span best selling authors to first time writers
- How long you should expect to wait before you hear back on your submission
- Why Modern Loss is looking to add more contributing editors
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