Current Affairs Pitch Submission
Dear Prospective Contributors:

Thank you for your interest in our publication. 

Current Affairs has a very particular tone and style. 

The best way to get a sense of what we’re looking for is to spend some time reading our articles and our prospective writer's guide. 

Subscriptions and back issues can be purchased through our website. You don’t have to be a Current Affairs subscriber to submit work to our magazine, but it sure does help! Not simply because we have a nepotistic bias toward paid members of the Current Affairs family (though we do), but because if a writer is unfamiliar with the kind of thing we publish, they are less likely to propose things that will fit well.

While we do accept (and encourage!) submissions, we only take a very small number. This is, first, because we are a small magazine with a highly constrained budget, and second, because we really are quite choosy due to our rather idiosyncratic style. If we do not accept your pitch, this in no way implies any judgment on its merits. We just may not be commissioning any pieces at that time (this is often the case), or it may simply not quite work in our magazine.

If you do not hear from us within a month, we are unable to use your pitch.

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Email *
First and Last Name
First and last name
What type of pitch is this? *
Is the pitch time sensitive? *
Headline/Thesis - one sentence headline *
Pitch Summary - Clearly lay out the main argument/s of your piece and give a sense of your sources/references. We want to know what you are arguing, not just facts or observations, and how you plan to go about arguing it. *
Links to 1-3 writing samples (if applicable)
Point of View / Background - If you would like to tell us more about your perspective or experiences, particularly as they relate to the subject matter, please do so below. Current Affairs encourages submissions by writers and artists of color, people of a variety of class backgrounds, women, trans, queer, and nonbinary people.
Additional information - 
1. If you have a completed draft you'd like to share, please add a google doc or web site link here.
2. Please tell us how you heard about us or what made you decide to pitch us.
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