Submissions

American Inquiry is an online magazine devoted to US politics, history, and culture.  Operating for over a decade as an experiment in self-publishing, American Inquiry is becoming a for-profit media enterprise with paid contributors. Readership is growing, with 6,500+ page views in March 2022.

Help American Inquiry promote sound climate activism by contributing to “A Becoming Green,” an occasional column for guest writers that presents environmental issues and solutions through a local and personal lens. Want to write about a local environmental problem you see, or publicize what’s being done about it? Writing that organizes the human response to planetary degradation is urgently needed–consider bringing it to American Inquiry.

We are also looking for writers who discerningly explore “The Inner Ocean” in a way that encourages emotional mastery and a commitment to social harmony. “The Inner Ocean” refers to the inner human life and encompasses topics such as the emotions, emotional management, manners, and other cultivated attributes (such as tolerance, generosity, and forbearance) that undergird all civil society. If you can write constructively and insightfully about psychology, self-help, spirituality, ethics, or organized religion in contemporary America, please consider publishing your work with us.

FOR SUMMER 2022: We welcome submissions on outdoor topics such as the history of cycling, the history of women in sports, the history of resorts, gardening, green issues, parks, agriculture, and leisure.

Articles should be illustrated with a single image from a common-domain source (such as the Library of Congress, the NYPL, or Wikimedia Commons). Articles should be no more than 600 words long.

Writers of articles accepted for publication will be paid at the rate of 25 cents a word.

A video or podcast ranging from 5 to 25 minutes long, if accepted for publication, will earn a flat fee of $75.

If you are interested in contributing to American Inquiry, please use the form below to describe your qualifications and the type of work you’d like to submit. To submit a completed article for consideration, copy and paste the text and accompanying illustration, if any, into the message box below.

Thank you for your interest in American Inquiry.

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