Call for Submissions: Pitches for Scalawag: Submit Now!

Scalawag is inviting submissions of pitches from writers for publication in their magazine. Submit your pitches and get published now!

About Scalawag

Scalawag is an American nonprofit print and digital magazine focused on Southern politics and culture.

Pitching Guidelines

  • Scalawag is interested in untold stories, fresh perspectives, and original thought covering the nuances of life, politics, and culture in the American South.
  • Use the form below to submit pitches and story ideas for consideration. 
  • For other editorial inquires—including corrections and republication requests—email them at: editors[at]scalawagmag[dot]org.
  • They do not accept unsolicited full drafts sent via email.
  • They pay every contributor upon publication, and they prioritize pitches from BIPOC and queer Southerners. More details on their pay rates and response times are listed on page two on the submission form.

What to Pitch?

Scalawag is currently accepting submissions that fall into one of the following coverage verticals:

  • Arts & Soul: Scalawag approaches art and poetry with a lens of naming that which otherwise can be almost impossible to articulate. The South has birthed a cataclysm of brilliant and radical visual art, prose, and music, and they want to amplify and share this radical brilliance with their readers.

  • Race & Place: Scalawag’s Race & Place coverage pushes the boundaries of traditional conversations about incarceration, segregation, gentrification, nutrition, migration, liberation, and more. Their stories help folks better understand both the nuances of how places are made (and for whom) and how we can actualize our dreams and transform power in the places we call home.

  • Southern Politics: Scalawag’s political reporting centers the people and communities rallying collective power to change our political landscape by investigating relationships and power dynamics between people and policy. They look for reporting that stands in solidarity with those pushing back against the systems of oppression perpetuated in the South and beyond.

How to Pitch?

To pitch a story to Scalawag, click here.

Click here to read the official guidelines of the Call for Submissions: Pitches for Scalawag.


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