Mangoprism welcomes pitches and submissions for all types of writing. We are looking for:
- personal essays
- cultural criticism
- long-form interviews with interesting people
- short fiction
- album, book, movie and product reviews
- original reporting
- radical political screeds
- unexpected recipes
We pay at least 10 cents per word—a baseline that we intend to increase as more monthly supporters sign on. Mangoprism pieces generally span 1,000 to 3,000 words, but we bend in either direction in particular cases. The only true standard of publication is that reading your piece must be at least as enjoyable as eating a morsel of mango, the most succulent of fruits.
If you don’t know where to begin, see our pitch guide. Part of our mission is to publish unestablished writers, and we strongly encourage even those who don’t necessarily identify as a “writer” to reach out. We also hope that folks who do identify or work as a writer see Mangoprism as a place to experiment with different forms than those they are used to.
We are a small publication, and sometimes it takes a few weeks for us to review a pitch. You can ensure we don’t miss your email by using the following format in your subject line: PITCH: [brief description of your proposal]. If your pitch is time-sensitive, please note this in the subject line as well. Please limit yourself to one pitch per email, and per month. We do reply to every reasonable inquiry, and we aim to provide thoughtful editorial support on every piece we publish.
Pitches and submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org