In The Fray Magazine | Call for Submissions | November 2011: The Kindness of Strangers

Recently in China, bystanders walked by after a toddler was struck by two vans — whose drivers then drove away. Her death caused international soul-searching over the callousness and inhumanity of modern society. In The Fray wants to approach this topic through a more optimistic lens: the kindness of strangers. Tell us about those who have touched other people and made a difference — even if in passing. Describe your encounters with good samaritans as you were traveling, going through an ordeal, or just living everyday life. Share with us the kinds of stories that can turn a cynic’s heart.

We are currently accepting pitches for articles that relate to this theme or more generally to the magazine’s mission of understanding other people and encouraging empathy and tolerance. We are looking for profiles, interviews, reportage, personal essays, op-eds, travel writing, photo essays, artwork, videos, multimedia projects, and review essays of books, film, music, and art. If interested, please email with a well-developed, one-paragraph pitch for your proposed piece as soon as possible — along with up to three links to your previous work — NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 7, 2011. All contributors are urged to review our submissions guidelines at

As usual, we are open to submissions on other topics as well. Please see the instructions at for instructions on how to send us a query.

We are also looking for writers, photographers, and artists who can take care of specific assignments, including interviews, book and film reviews, and accompanying photos and artwork. If interested, please follow the instructions at the bottom of to join our contributors mailing list.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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