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Pitch an article idea

Thanks for your interest in pitching an idea to The Conversation. This page briefly explains our editorial priorities and shows you what makes a good pitch. You can then submit a pitch via the links.

What are we looking for?

  • Timely, evidence-based analysis of issues making the news
  • New research
  • In-depth series or specials

Before pitching, use this keyword search to read what we’ve published on your topic.

Can you write for The Conversation?

You must be a researcher or academic working at a member university or affiliated research institution, publishing original work. PhD candidates can write for us but we don’t publish articles from Masters students or undergraduates. Contributors are not paid.

Please be aware that we are only able to accept a fraction of the pitches we receive. However, we do respond to all pitches submitted through this channel within 72 hours.

No, but I'm a reader with a question or idea to suggest