Hello storytellers,

Do you have a story, a Pittsburgh story, that needs to be told?

Is it a story that exposes wrongdoing, challenges widely held beliefs, provides a platform to marginalized people and/or takes readers to places they have never been before?

We want to hear it.

If you have a personal story you want to write for us, a story tip or an idea that you think PublicSource reporters should look into, fill out our short form.

Here are some examples of first-person stories others have written for us.

If you're a local freelancer who wants to report a story for us, please use the form below to pitch your story to PublicSource. This form will also give you a good idea of what we’re looking for.

Strong characters and a narrative are very important to us and our readers.

You should hear back from us in a week or sooner. If you don't hear back from us within a week, our editors have reviewed your submission and decided the pitch was not for us.

We pay our storytellers. Yes...you read that right! Our rates vary depending on the story.