The Bench Blog is an online lifestyle publication for modern entrepreneurs.
We’re inspired by the innovators, creators, and explorers who push their industries forward. And although we admit that being an entrepreneur involves great challenge and risk, we believe there’s untold beauty and independence to be had in an entrepreneurial life well lived.
Through features, interviews, essays, and photo stories that explore themes relevant to the global entrepreneurial community, our goal is to encourage entrepreneurs to strive for and achieve their own version of entrepreneurial independence.
So far, this has resulted in explorations of the lives of intriguing entrepreneurs, including an elusive software developer based in Japan, an ex diplomat whose love for coffee helped to amass a global audience, and the serial salesman who hacked America’s arts scene. It has also given rise to a guide to running your business from afar, a discussion of the metrics entrepreneurs use to measure success, and even a satirical look at tasteful clickbait.
If you have an intriguing story, a fresh opinion, a controversial argument, or compelling advice to share with the entrepreneurial community, we would love to hear from you.
Here’s everything you need to know about pitching a story to the Bench Blog.
Story Formats: We publish first-person essays, opinion pieces, full length features, Q&A interviews, and photo essays.
Length: We place no stipulation on length. If 500 words will suffice to complete the article, so be it. If you need 1800 words to express yourself, that’s fine too.
Tone: Relatable and conversational. The tone of your article should sound as though you are conversing with a friend.
Style: We adhere to the Economist Style Guide.
Fee: We pay contributors for well-written, researched articles. Rates are available upon request.
Submitting Your Pitch
There is no need to submit a complete article to us. A description of the topic you wish to address, an outline of the article structure (bullet points are acceptable), your bio, and previous writing samples (if any), will suffice.
When you’re ready, send your pitch through to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. If your pitch is accepted, we will work with you to edit and finalize the article.
We cannot guarantee that we will publish your piece, but we will read and reply with candid feedback to all submissions.
We look forward to hearing from you!