We believe that journalism is a powerful tool toward our vision for collective liberation and justice, and we believe that people on the frontlines of injustice are also closest to the solutions. That’s why we want to hear from you.
Our coverage deeply explores issues of racial justice, mass incarceration and policing, workers’ rights, gender justice, electoral justice, and the climate emergency. Currently, Prism is covering these topics as they relate to the U.S. and U.S. territories. We accept reported news stories, features, and profiles (up to 1200 words), as well as op-eds, commentaries, and short personal essays (700 to 900 words) on those topics, along with other stories that have the potential to impact lasting social, culture, and systems change.
Prism features perspectives and stories that are most often left out of mainstream news coverage, so we especially encourage pitches from BIPOC, women, LGBTQ+ people, and others from communities who are historically oppressed. Whether from emerging voices or experienced writers, we’re interested in well-researched, topical pieces with a compelling voice and strong narrative.
To learn more about the kinds of stories we’re looking for, check out our latest news coverage and commentary, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to get a sense of our community, what we’re reading, and what moves us. Email pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “Pitch” in the subject line. Include links to your previously published works if you have them, but don’t worry if you don’t—if you don’t have published clips to share, send writing samples that you feel best represent your voice and writing style. Please do not send drafts of your proposed article, whether in part or in full, for consideration. Pay for accepted pieces is $.40/word.