We’re always on the lookout for people who want to contribute stories, either as a one-off or on a regular basis. We’re looking for a mix of pieces that reflect all aspects of our incredible state:

  • Stories about border-to-border issues. Think environment, state agencies, policy, etc.
  • Stories of Omaha or Lincoln. It’s hard to cover a state and ignore the major metros. We welcome stories of people or issues unique to our large cities.
  • Stories from outside Omaha or Lincoln. In the same vein, if a story is simply about Ord or McCook or Valentine, it fits the Flatwater Free Press‘ mission. People, places, things people around the state should know.
  • Stories of historically underserved populations. Think immigrant communities, native issues, and stories of people who have not always been represented in our media.

We’d love to hear your ideas, be they for stories or photo essays or something we don’t even know to think of. We’d also like to reach out to you if we find a great story that’s in your wheelhouse. Pay is competitive, from $500 to $1500 for a piece. There are also opportunities for smaller work that would appear in our newsletters.