11/07/2013 20:10 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Discovery Drive: MyDaily's Mission To Find The Next Big Names In Features Journalism

Getting your first break in journalism is tough. Competition is insane, the industry is contracting and worst of all, you're expected to work for free.

But, guess what? We have good news! MyDaily is looking for new journalists to write for our site and we want to hear from you. Every week day in March, we will publish a feature written by a new talent. Perhaps you've just graduated, are a journalism student or have been interning for longer than you can remember. We want to hear from you.


So how will it work? I want you to pitch me a feature idea in no more than 100 words. It could be topical and about an issue that affects you. It could be an extraordinary personal experience you've had. It could be about fashion, beauty or celebrity. The main thing it should do is speak to the MyDaily readership sincerely.

I will commission seven writers every Friday for the following week and they will be paid for 400-500 words on an agreed subject.

MyDaily could be the platform that propels you to the next stage in your career – all you need to do is pitch. Email me at - the first deadline is 12pm on March 1st 2013. Good luck!