New Jersey Stage is both a daily website and a monthly digital magazine. Writers interested in contributing articles or interviews should contact us at the email address below. Writers are volunteers, but we have plenty to offer including a very large audience for your work. Visit Alexa.com to get an idea of our web traffic compared to other sites.
New Jersey Stage covers the arts throughout the Garden State. We're looking for writers who are interested in covering events from concerts to plays, poetry readings and museums. Please note, we are NOT in a position to pay writers. Our writers are volunteers. We believe in offering low cost advertising for the arts, which does not give us the ability to have a paid staff. However, we will give your work plenty of exposure. We can provide press passes for most events and can line up interviews for you. It's a good opportunity for someone starting out or a fan of the arts. As a writer for the site, you can have regular columns or contribute now and then. It's your choice. We also provide complimentary advertising for our writers to promote their own websites, blogs, bands, shows, or anything they'd like to promote.
Please note: We do not accept routine guest posts about any subject. And we do not accept paid posts. Sorry, we do not believe in that. We get offers for paid posts every single day. We have no plans to accept them in the future. All articles pitched to us are based on a case to case basis and those that do not match the editorial theme or quality of the site will be rejected.
The website was created and is run by Gary Wien. From 2003-2007, Wien published Upstage Magazine, a monthly print publication that covered the arts throughout New Jersey. At its peak, Upstage published 25,000 copies per month and ultimately won an Asbury Music Award for Top Music Publication (becoming the only publication other than The Aquarian to ever win the award). Wien also took home three consecutive Top Music Journalist awards and several awards for the website as well. NewJerseyStage.com is basically an extension of his old magazine. For six years, the website was run solely as a hobby, but in 2014 Wien decided to make it a true media outlet.
In July 2014, the first issue of New Jersey Stage digital magazine was released. Opportunities for writers exist with both the magazine and the website.
If you'd like to write for New Jersey Stage, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org