Write For Us

Write for Us

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The Partially Examined Life will pay for brief posts pointing readers to content on the Web related to philosophy, culture, and ideas, accompanied by a brief write-up with context and perhaps commentary. We’re especially (but not exclusively) interested in posts pointing users to philosophy-related multimedia content.

To get a good idea of the format we’re looking for, see Open Culture.

If you’re interested, please send an email with a brief bio, writing samples, and a list of sites you think would make good sources of such content to [email protected].

Original Content

The Partially Examined Life will pay exceptional writers for essays related to philosophy, culture, and ideas. We’d love to see queries from writers who can contribute:

  • Book Reviews of philosophical texts.
  • Review essays about any genre and medium, including thoughtful takes on literature and film. These need not explicitly be about philosophy and philosophers.
  • Thoughtful pieces related to politics and culture, especially pieces that analyze current issues by way of political philosophy, social thought, moral philosophy, moral psychology, and psychoanalysis.
  • Pieces related to the intersection of philosophy and popular culture (as in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series).
  • Anything else you think you can persuade us is suitable to our site — pitch away.

Please send queries to [email protected]. If you’re a unpublished writer and can’t provide published writing samples, please submit your piece on spec.

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to every query.

Letters to the Editor

Contributing to the comments section is all well and good, but if you’d really like to be heard, send us a letter, by which we mean an email to [email protected]. We’ll share (anonymously if you prefer) and respond to the best letters via our blog.