Thanks for your interest in Undark. Please see below for information on how to pitch a story idea to us.

Please note that Undark is no longer accepting pitches for long-form projects. We are looking exclusively for short opinion pieces (1,000 words or less); book-related features under 1,500 words (reviews and excerpts); short photo essays; and evergreen reported features at 2,000 words or less. If you have ideas for such stories, please use the form below.
For a more in-depth description of what Undark looks for in a story idea, please visit our guide on Contributing to Undark.

Pitching Undark

Our editorial team meets to consider pitches once per week, generally on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. EST. If you would like to submit an idea for our publication, please use the form below, keeping our meeting schedule in mind (that is, if you submit an idea on a Wednesday afternoon, it may not get full consideration for another week). You will receive more specific instructions when you select the type of project from the drop-down menu below.

Important: If you have not contributed to Undark before, your proposal must include a brief author bio and clips of, or links to, previously published work.