Call for Essays on Topics in Culture; Present, Past and Even the Speculative Future

by PopMatters Staff

3 June 2015


PopMatters (est. 1999) is a respected source for smart long-form reading on a wide range of topics in culture. PopMatters serves as a bridge between academia and popular culture. Thus, our articles are written in an engaging style that is both entertaining and erudite, yet free of stiff and cloistered academic language, and of course, far removed from the novice, the hype and the naiveté that crowds online media.

PopMatters articles appeal to cultural omnivores, historians, pop culture enthusiasts and intellectuals and geeks of many stripes. Our essayists approach their subjects with a strong respect for and knowledge of history—and with an eye toward where they think we may be heading next.

Feature essays are a minimum of 1,200 words, and there is no maximum limit, so long as the essay warrants the length. You may pitch a single essay, or a series of articles. We’d love to hear your ideas.
To see the diversity of topics we welcome in our magazine, please enjoy our essays published thus far on PopMattershere.

Submit Your Pitches and Your Essays to PopMatters via Submittable.


Ongoing Feature Topics

You may also pitch articles for our numerous ongoing feature topics, including All Things Reconsidered and more. Details and contacts for each are here.


Note: We are unable to pay you monetarily at this time. However, if your work is published on PopMatters, you retain your copyright and your work is beautifully produced and also promoted on social media for our world-wide, world-aware readership, which includes thought leaders and industry experts— currently 1.4 million unique monthly readers and counting.

//Mixed media

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

READ the article