One Week to WordRates!

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After almost five months of development after a successful Kickstarter campaign I am pleased to announce that WordRates & PitchLab will go live on September 8th, 2015 (barring any unforeseen last minute design SNAFus) at

If you haven’t seen it, WordRates has gotten some amazing press, with Fast Company musing that after September 9th “We’ll begin to see just how powerful accountability and agents can really be.” And the Columbia Journalism Review throwing in it’s two cents.

We have 12 world-class mentors who are going to evaluate pitches and take them out to the best publications they can find as well as a completely re-thought way to rate magazines and editors on how easy they are to work with. I can’t tell you how excited I am to see it live. Keep your eyes peeled for updates over the next week.

Anyone who gave to the initial Kickstarter Campaign will get a complimentary membership to the site once it is live.


  1. Scott, I am a freelance photographer and I am excited about Wordrates. I hope once you get it off the ground you’ll consider adding a section for photographers. We freelance photojournalists often have similar issues as writers, with the added frustration that many publications don’t want to hear pitches from us directly.

    If you haven’t seen it, check out this site which is a lot like your original writers Google doc but for photographers:

    Good luck with the launch!

    • Scott Carney   •     Author

      WordRates will have the basic architecture to be useful to photographers from the get-go. People can simply add photo editors to publication profiles and comment away. In terms of listing rates specifically for pictures, it seems like it wouldn’t be too hard to add that, but it might have to wait until V2.

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