The Pamphleteer Submission Guide
We’re open to pieces you’ve already written that are looking for a home in addition to ideas you have about what to write.
If you have an idea, reach out to us first to see if we’re interested. If we take to it, we’ll contribute resources where we can and help you develop it.
The Pamphleteer responds positively to stories with perspectives utilizing anecdotes over hard data. We welcome distinct voices, especially those possessed of wry humor and a distinctly Southern flair. We are not looking for opinion pieces, overwrought academic analyses, or partisan political rants.
Make sure to keep your pitch short: tell us a bit about yourself, mention what you want to write, and provide a sample of previous writing. We’ll get back to you within 72 hours.
Send pitches and submissions to [email protected].
WHAT TO PITCH US
Features A fresh perspective that pertains to something in the news. Be sure to utilize multiple sources in order to reinforce your viewpoint.
Photojournalism Go to an event, explore a subculture, and recount a day in the life of an interesting person. Tell a story with photos.
Interviews Find someone. Talk to them. Ask them interesting questions. Relay what the interaction was like to readers.
Field Guides Explain how to skin a buck or run a trotline. Use pictures if it helps. Maybe it’s an old tradition passed down through your family. Maybe you’ve refined your methods through trial and error. Tell us about how you discovered your method.
Satire Pieces designed to provoke and promote discussion in the spirit of Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal". The more deadpanned, the better.
Comedy Contrary to satire, comedic pieces should emphasize the eternal fallibility of man, seeking not to provoke as much as to meditate on the human condition.
Reviews Food, books, movies, TV shows, art exhibits, etc. Reach out to us first to see if it's a good fit.
WHAT TO SUBMIT TO US
If you’ve got something knocking around that you think we might be interested in, feel free to pass it along.
We use the Chicago Manual of Style.