Early Music America welcomes musician-writers to contribute ideas for stories and essays on a range of subjects, and particularly on issues of inclusivity in the specialized field of early music. We are committed to expanding the number of voices that report on early music and provide content for EMAg, The Magazine of Early Music America, and the EMA website.

Potential contributors are encouraged to send ideas pertaining to historical performance practices and subjects relevant to the field of early music in the 21st-century, including issues of diversity and inclusion. Writers will work with EMA editors, who will provide feedback and help shape pieces for publication. All articles will include a short bio and headshot of the writer, as well as contact information, if desired. EMA is also looking to expand the use of video, podcasting, and other platforms and welcomes multimedia producers and contributors.

Contributors of written content commissioned by EMA will be paid according the length and placement of the pieces. For EMAg, which is published three times a year, the rate for an article of up to 2,500 words is $400; for the website, which posts original content weekly, $150 for up to 1,500 words. Since we’re relatively new to video and podcasts, rates will be set once we see how the practice evolves. All content will be promoted by EMA through social media and E-Notes, our weekly newsletter.

Writers whose pieces are published by EMA will need to sign a W-9 form and an agreement stating that EMA is paying only for first publication and the writer owns the piece. EMA membership is not required of contributors.

For more information about writing for EMA, please contact EMAg Editor, Don Rosenberg, at editor@earlymusicamerica.org

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