Write for Us

Calling All Writers and Content Creators

We’re inviting freelance writers and content creators to get involved.

Independent and unaffiliated, our content is designed to collectively amplify the voices in the space between the United States and Cuba and other parts of Latin America, by telling all sides. Through a mixture of lightheartedness and gravitas, we create content that brings the region and the Latinx experience to the forefront.

Our short-form stories are current, authentic, and connective. In a word: they’re real.

I Want To:

Topics and Locations

We’re based in the US but we spend a lot of time thinking about Cuba, entrepreneurship, and issues related to Cuban Americans and the US Latino experience. We started this journey with Startup Cuba, a nine-episode docuseries shedding light on entrepreneurship in Cuba. More recently we’ve also brought stories related to Puerto Rico, Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia into the fold. Broadly speaking, we aim to cover topics in these buckets:

  • Travel: Where to stay and what to do from an insider perspective. Off the beaten path information that guide books don’t tell you. Although we can’t travel in this current COVID-19 world, we can make recommendations for your list.
  • Features: Stories about topics at the fore for Cuban Americans, Latinx, and generally folks interested in Latin America. Potential topics include climate change and migration. These are the pieces that keep us informed and paint with broad strokes.
  • Quédate en Casa: In a world plagued (literally) by Coronavirus, we cover how the pandemic is impacting Cuba and Puerto Rico while also offering reviews of activities, recipes and content for you to consume while stuck at home.
  • Profiles & Interviews: Featuring Cuba’s cuentapropistas (entrepreneurs), artists on both shores, and the value that startups bring throughout the Americas.
  • Food & Culture: We believe that food and culture are what differentiate us and what bring us together.

Our Audience

Our core audience are primarily second-generation English-speaking Cuban Americans, Latinx, and others interested in Latin America, largely based in US urban areas. They value authentic stories, travel tips, and insider perspectives that are both informative and offer a connection to both the story and the content producer.

Beyond Cuba

We often include stories that go beyond Cuba. For instance, we’ve delivered reports from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Ecuador and communities within the United States that matter to our audience. Feel free to pitch us a story that goes “beyond Cuba.” Story ideas we’d consider are generally current and important to a Latin-interested audience (i.e., Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, climate change in Brazil, the impact of coffee & chocolate exports in Ecuador).

How to Pitch to Us

Whether you have one story idea to pitch us or if you want to write on a regular basis, we first invite you to read our story. Then we definitely invite you to click below to connect with us.

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Write For Us

Are you interested in writing or making videos for our audience? We’re inviting new writers, photographers and video creators to join our growing collective of storytellers.