In general, we have a 6,000-word maximum for prose. We seldom publish essays shorter than 3,000 words.
We also welcome email queries on whether we feel piece is appropriate for our pages:
- Proposals for interviews with accomplished writers and artists: Executive Editor Mary Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org
- General nonfiction queries: Creative Nonfiction Editor Lauren Winner, email@example.com
- Profiles of living filmmakers, musicians, composers, and artists in other media: Culture Editor Nick Ripatrazone, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Profiles of living visual artists (for now): Executive Editor Mary Mitchell, email@example.com (A visual art editor will be announced soon.)
We don’t publish essays on artists and writers who are no longer living, unless they are also personal essays in significant measure. We don’t publish literary criticism or scholarly essays.
We do not accept unsolicited book reviews.