American Journalism Review welcomes submissions from outside writers.
Please read the magazine
to get an idea of what we cover -- namely ethical issues and dilemmas, coverage that
falls short, occasional profiles, trends in the industry, etc.
We prefer queries to completed
articles. Include in a page what you'd like to write about, who you'll interview, why it's important
and why you should write it. Note: We are very particular about any appearance of conflicts of interest.
We try to respond within four weeks
to queries and unsolicited manuscripts, but feel free to e-mail after three
weeks if you want a quicker answer. Please do not submit articles or queries you're
sending elsewhere at the same time.
Here's a rundown of our sections:
- Drop Cap:
The front-of-the-book section where most freelancers and writers break
into the magazine. The pieces are anywhere from 500 to 1,000 words
and usually, although not exclusively, are tied to a current event. Most boxes,
regular sections and such are staff-written. Very seldom do we run first-person
articles, but we're always looking for ethical dilemmas, humor, offbeat
approaches to the craft, etc. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a fax.
No phone calls, please.
Features run from 2,000 to 5,000 words. Query by mail,
e-mail or fax, and
tell us why you're the person we should assign to do the piece. It's OK to
have a viewpoint here, but make sure your query reflects that you don't have an ax to grind. No phone
- Book Reviews:
We have a regular reviewer but do occasionally run outside reviews.
If you've written a book, you're welcome to send
a copy to the Book Editor for review consideration.