We welcome your proposals for blog-length pieces (600-1000 words) and longer non-fiction essays (2000 words and over). In particular we like well-researched narrative journalism, but will nevertheless consider any non-fiction on its own merits.
You can find the full call for submissions here.
Instead of the internet reducing your attention span, we think it provides an opportunity to publish lengthier, more in-depth work – in short, what we are saying is: go long. [...]
There are a couple of ways of looking at it – one would be to call what we’re seeking ‘long-form journalism’. And there’s a certain truth in that description: a lot of the work in narrative non-fiction may not be immediately visible on the page – the intensity of the research process can be comparable to the legwork of the reporter or the academic researcher. However, I suppose where it differs from both those processes is that what one produces must be compelling in a way similar to a short story or novel. But there’s no single formula, and we’re very interested to see what proposals are sent to us. If you send a brief query email suggesting a topic you want to focus on, we’ll write back with a response and – if we like the idea – ask for a longer proposal.
More from The Mammoth soon.