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

A Special Note About Covid-19 Proposals
Undark is no longer taking pitches on breaking Covid-19 news or other features that would, because of their timeliness, necessarily need to publish quickly. More evergreen ideas that are not tied to the many fast-moving, fast-changing aspects of the pandemic are still welcome, as are project ideas unrelated to Covid-19 that have similarly longer timelines.

Story Pitches

Undark Magazine publishes a mix of long-form, narrative-driven journalism, shorter features, profiles, essays, op-eds, book excerpts, Q&A’s, reviews, photography, digital video, and data visualizations. More specific detail on the type of stories we’re looking for can be found here.

Our editorial team meets once per week – generally on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. EST — to consider pitches. 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.