Call For Submissions

Call for submissions for Beyond the Margins:

We are now accepting submissions for Beyond the Margins, Oregon Humanities’ twice-monthly online and email publication. We publish essays, book excerpts, reporting, audio and written interviews, videos, photo essays, and other media that tell timely and evergreen community-based and under-told stories that engage, connect, and challenge Oregonians. In the past, we've published essays on race, place, community, identity, history, family, and more. Read through recent stories on our website to get familiar with the type of content we publish. Unlike our magazine, Beyond the Margins is not thematic. Written submissions have ranged in length from 800 to 2,500 words, but length is not strictly enforced. Payment ranges from $200 to $300 for most pieces.

If you are interested in contributing to Beyond the Margins, please read past stories and the guidelines for writers. Please send drafts of personal essays, which should push beyond simple narrative and consider larger thematic questions. If you’re pitching a journalistic or researched piece, please send a proposal, links to your clips, if any, and tell us why you’re the person to write this story. Please note that at this time, we only accept work by writers who reside in Oregon. Then, submit one draft or pitch by Thursday, December 19, 2019, to No phone calls, please, but feel free to email any questions.

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