Yes, we’re talking to you. We’re always looking for ambitious thought leaders to contribute to our online publication. If you have insights into a field given your experience and knowledge, we want to know about it. We’d love it if your idea reshapes the culture of your field, however, our primary aim is to provide our large audience of readers with fresh perspectives on interesting topics, from experts in the topic.
We’ll be honest, though: writing for Metapress takes work. We want your article to be at its best, and we’ll push you to get there. Once accepted, you’ll get extensive feedback from our team, and you’ll work closely with us on revisions.
It’s also rewarding. Thousands of your peers (and potential employers, clients, or publishers) will read your work, and you’ll also learn a lot in the process—about communicating your ideas, about writing, and even about the topic you thought you already knew so well when you started.
Complete the form below to apply to become a contributor at Metapress.
Thanks for your submission!
If we’d like to have you as a contributor, we’ll reach out by email to let you know as soon as possible.
If you’re accepted, you can submit a rough draft, a partial draft, or a short pitch (a paragraph or two summarizing your argument and why it matters to our readers) paired with an outline. The more complete your submission is, the better feedback we can give you. Keep in mind that we strive for original content, so please only submit articles that haven’t previously been published anywhere. We’ll look.
Please don’t send us press releases or sales pitches. They make us feel sad inside.
Before you submit, know that we’re looking for detailed articles, typically over 3,000 words, but it’s really about quality over quantity. Make sure to attach at least three previous articles you’ve published from notable publications. We’re looking for writers with real world experience, and choose to showcase experts with extensive backgrounds in their field. Here’s a quick checklist to keep in mind:
- Has a thesis and offers a clear argument—not just a list of tips and tricks—but an actionable, in-depth guide.
- Has a voice. Be bold, interesting, and human. Write in first person.
- Is supported with convincing arguments, not just opinions. Fact-check, and cite sources where appropriate.
- Is accompanied by imagery, video, and other elements to make long articles easier to digest.
All should be well-considered explorations of current and cutting-edge topics in your industry.
We can’t wait to hear from you!