Local Write Up helps journalists crowd-fund stories.
Local Write Up is a new crowdfunding initiative to help writers raise money for story ideas. Once a story is funded and written, users are free to post the article on our site or pitch the article to news outlets as a freelance submission.
A previous iteration of the site allowed just about anyone to write about just about anything. That got carried away very quickly, and we’ve since retooled.
We review all crowd-funding projects before they go live, and (sadly) don’t green light every story idea that comes our way. However, we try to keep an open mind and allow as wide an array of campaigns as possible.