USCatholic.org website submissions
U.S. Catholic will consider unsolicited submissions for online publication at uscatholic.org. Website submissions should take the form of guest blog posts or essays. Feature articles, news stories, profiles, fiction, and poetry will not be considered for publication on uscatholic.org. (See our print magazine Writers' Guide for more information on these types of submissions.) Submissions to uscatholic.org should in general be:
Timely. Our website aims to address current events, recent developments, and general trends that are on the minds of our readers. Submissions should offer a fresh and interesting take on a topic that is relevant to our audience, but should not simply offer a recap of recent events.
Concise. Unlike the longer pieces that appear in the print version of U.S. Catholic, online content should have a narrow focus and make its point in as short a form as possible. The ideal length of an online-exclusive submission is 600-700 words; submissions of more than 1,000 words will not be considered.
Accessible. Authors should aim to reach a wide audience with their writing style, using a conversational tone rather than a scholarly or academic approach.
Unpublished. U.S. Catholic will not consider submissions that have already appeared on other websites, blogs, or in print publications.
Submissions meeting these criteria will be reviewed by the editors on an individual basis and considered for possible publication on uscatholic.org. Due to the time-sensitive nature of these submissions, every effort will be made to review them as quickly as possible, however, because of the volume of submissions it may take 2-4 weeks to receive a response. For submissions planned to coincide with an upcoming holiday, season, anniversary, or otherwise significant date, please try to submit them at least 4 weeks in advance of the intended publication date.
Payment for online submissions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "Web-only Submission" in the subject of the e-mail.