Can I write for TalkDeath?
If you are an academic, reporter, freelance writer, death care worker, or just a general weirdo goth with a story to tell, we want to hear from you.
We do not publish articles from SEO farms and marketers.* Seriously. Don’t email us.
*If you offer products or services in the field of death care, please feel free to contact us.
What types of stories are you looking for?
We are open to pitches on any number of stories, topics and themes. Some include:
- Evidence-based articles around timely issues related to death and dying;
- Perspectives and opinions from/about marginalized and underrepresented voices;
- “Explainer” articles of historical or cultural significance;
- Personal narratives, which would appeal to a wide audience.
Here are some examples of guest submissions that showcase the types of articles we might consider:
How do I pitch to TalkDeath?
Before pitching an article or submitting a draft, please consider searching our website for similar topics that have been published (we do welcome different perspectives on the same topic!). Note: If your piece gets accepted, the editorial process could involve revising, restructuring, and/or condensing of your draft.
- Submit a pitch in the body of an email. Write a paragraph or two describing a) the topic you’d like to write about and the basic points you want to make; b) any personal or professional experience you have that qualifies you to write about this topic.
- You can send us completed drafts as well. If submitting a draft, please send us an email with a Word file or link to a Google Doc file. See our Submission Guidelines for Writers for more information.
Do you pay for submissions?
If your article is accepted for publication we’ll discuss specifics with you.