Current Affairs is looking for politics writers

June 10, 2022

Posted by Margarita Sanabria

Current Affairs is looking for pitches! If you love to write about politics and culture, we’d love to hear from you!


Current Affairs is a bimonthly print magazine of culture, politics, and the absurd. Current Affairs is a refreshing antidote to political media, bringing a sharp critical eye to the absurdities of modern American life, while providing a fresh set of voices amid the desiccated wasteland of contemporary media.

Read through its selection of recent articles/stories, categorized into: InterviewsFrivolityEconomicsImmigrationMoral HarangueMedia


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 material. 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 may just not be commissioning any pieces at that time (this is often the case), or it may simply not quite work in our magazine.


Write a short introduction about yourself
Include a paragraph highlighting your writing experience, relevant credentials and publication credits
Attach links to your strongest work or portfolio, and online profile.


  • . Online articles are $200. Print articles are $300. Payment will be provided immediately upon receipt of a final draft, via check or PayPal.


For more information, visit their website.

Before applying, review submission guidelines.

Apply here.

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