The Public is looking for writers

March 31, 2022

Posted by Margarita Sanabria

The Public is looking for writers interested in writing about, sharing opinions on workers’ rights, racial, economic, climate and reproductive justice, tribal sovereignty, and housing discrimination? We want to hear and share your stories and lived experiences on The Public Magazine.

Deadline: 4 April 2022 (for April issue), 29 April 2022 (for May issue)


The Public is an online magazine dedicated to exploring the legal and social underpinnings of workers’ rights in America. It publishes everything from explainers on current legal cases and why they matter, to history pieces on the evolution of workers’ rights, photo-essays from the front-lines of labor, and perhaps most importantly, first-hand stories from underserved communities most affected when laws go unenforced.


  • Your first couple sentences, helpful to hear how you sound on the page.
  • A couple sentences on what you want to write/report on, why it’s important (Is there a riot? A new study? A story yet untold?), and who you’re going to talk to.
  • Tell us why you’re the right person to tell this story.
  • Got a couple clips to send? That’s great too. [optional]
  • Is your pitch timely? Please say so in the subject line of your email.


  • $250 per article


For more information, visit their website.

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