Submissions Overview

General Submissions are open two times a year. Click on current period for details:

January 15-April 15
August 15-October 15

Special note: By Prior Arrangement and Discovery submissions are welcome at any time. BUT do not use unless you have been asked to submit in this category. Please note the name of the editor who recommended you in your cover letter. Your submission will be rejected without this.

In addition, we are always open to pitches in the following two timely categories:

Lightning pieces — These nonfiction essays for online publication have immediate relevance or connect to a current event.  Word limit: 2500. Email us at We will respond within a week.

Reviews Send us a brief proposal of a book, movie, or tv you’d like to review. Please email us at