The Maple is an independent digital news publication, covering Canadian politics from the perspective of the many, not the few.

The Maple publishes a flagship daily newsletter that unpacks the key issues of the day, and examines them from original angles that challenge the status quo.

We also publish long-form journalism that provides in-depth coverage of the policies and political structures that protect the interests of Canada’s rich and powerful, and how they impact ordinary people’s lives.

Ultimately, we believe in journalism that thoughtfully reports the injustices of the present, while also charting a way forward to a just future.

Who we are

Alex Cosh, Managing Editor: Alex is a journalist based on the traditional territory of the Tla’amin people. Prior to joining The Maple, he wrote for PressProgress, The Tyee, National Observer, Canadian Dimension and local news outlets in B.C.

Write for us

The Maple welcomes unsolicited pitches for long-form news stories, explainer pieces and personal essays that shed new light on the top political issues of the day.

We are interested in news stories that dig beneath power-serving narratives, and enrich public understanding of political issues that matter to the 99%.

The Maple pays $275 for news stories that are typically 1,500 words in length. When work is assigned and rejected without request for revision, we pay 50% of the agreed upon fee.

What we’re looking for: A good pitch will include a 100-200 word summary of:

  • What your story will cover, and its relevance to a timely political issue.
  • Some examples of sources you expect to use.
  • Why you are the right person to cover the story.
  • An estimation of how long it will take to finish, and any support you might need.

Please also include information about your journalistic experience, and links to up to three examples of your previous work. If you are a journalism student or are new to the profession, please briefly describe what sparked your interest in the story you wish to cover.

The Maple is not the right place for opinion, commentary, investigative pieces, highly sensitive exposés, or very time-sensitive stories.

Send pitches to Submissions [at] readthemaple.com.