The American Pigeon opinion section accepts original, 750-3000 word submissions.
We publish informed commentary, opinion, essays, and more, on issues relevant to our audience. We encourage those interested in contributing to read through the sections that most interest you. Use these as a guide for your piece.
Substantiate. Regardless of topic or section, we believe in substantiated arguments, so be sure to cite your claims. While we will review and revise submissions, you bear the primary responsibility for checking the accuracy of your claims.
Be open to collaboration. Our editors want your voice to shine through and so they will be committed to making your piece ready for publication.
Your time is important to us. Please understand that our contributions are voluntary. At this time, we do not offer compensation for articles.
Remember who you’re submitting to. American Pigeon is a digital magazine fostering a conservative perspective on American political and intellectual life. This doesn’t mean we have to agree with everything you say, but we do at least have to agree that our readers are going to want to read what you’ve written. In other words, if you are of a politically left-wing or liberal persuasion, we wish you luck submitting elsewhere.
Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Upon submission, you agree to the following terms:
No duplicates. Upon submission, you affirm that your piece has not been submitted or published in any other publication.
Authenticity. Upon submission, you affirm that what you have written is your own work, and that you have given credit to any sources that you are quoting or drawing from. Our editors will check for plagiarism, but the task of doing due diligence ultimately falls to you.
No retractions. By agreeing to have your piece published, you are forfeiting certain creative rights that allow us make any and all editorial/creative decisions deemed necessary by American Pigeon as it relates to your submission. Publishing a piece with us and then regretting it later is not sufficient grounds for a retraction.
Tips about potential news stories can also be emailed to email@example.com. Please put “TIP: [Subject here]” in the subject line of your email.