A word about what we publish
a U.S.-based but internationally aware news and literary magazine
that addresses issues of identity and community. We seek to go beyond
the tired arguments that prevent meaningful dialogue on issues of
belief, class, gender, physique, race, and sexuality. Through original
reportage, commentary, fiction, criticism, artwork, and photography,
we explore human experience in all its variety and intensity. In doing
so, we offer people of all walks of life--not just the mainstream,
not just the minority--a chance to engage in the debate. Every month,
we reach about 10,000 readers across the country and around the world.
INTHEFRAY.COM is looking for writers
and artists who can offer fresh takes on these evolving notions of
identity and community. The magazine has four main channels:
IDENTIFY accepts news features of
2,000 to 4,000 words. We are looking for original reporting and/or
news analysis. Past topics have included elementary school choice
in Baltimore, the reconstruction of a historic Mormon temple, and
last year's massacres in Gujarat, India.
IMAGINE is our arts and culture
section. Here you'll find poetry and fiction, in addition to interviews
with artists and writers, reviews of books, film, and music, and analysis
of pop culture.
INTERACT is the magazine's home
for commentary. We publish informed essays that subvert conventional
wisdom, as well as intensely personal narratives that illuminate the
larger social landscape.
IMAGE is our showcase for graphic
art and photography. We value work that questions not just the categories
that constrain individuals, but also the genres that constrain art.
Regarding compensation and copyrights
To keep this project alive, we rely on the generosity
of talented artists and writers like you. We hope you will consider
supporting our cause by contributing your own work.
Our funding comes almost entirely from individual
donors, and is, as you might guess, very limited. As a result,
we normally do not pay contributors. We sometimes pay a small honorarium
for very involved and exceptional work, but this happens on a case-by-case
basis. We would love to pay all of our contributors, and in the near
future we hope to do so.
Because we normally don't pay our contributors,
we give them the flexibility to republish their work in other publications.
By submitting your work to INTHEFRAY.COM,
you temporarily grant us exclusive rights to publish your work in
North America (i.e. "North American publishing rights")
for a ninety-day period, beginning from the date of publication. After
that time, you are free to publish it elsewhere, in print or online.
We retain the right to keep your work on our site indefinitely, and
also to publish your work in our e-mail newsletter (typically a month
or two after it is first published online). Contributors are free
to contract with other publications during the ninety-day period to
have their articles printed after the ninety-day period has ended.
We normally do not republish work that has appeared
in other publications.
We may make exceptions to these policies in special
circumstances. Please review this page from time to time to make sure
our policies have not changed. And please get in touch with us if
you have any questions.
We sincerely thank
everyone who has volunteered their time and energy to make this magazine
The submission process
Please contact the editors listed below if you have
an idea for a story, photo essay, graphic art, etc. If you're not
sure whom to e-mail, contact us at
Visual content. We
accept unsolicited submissions of artwork, photography, and Web design.
We also recruit staff artists, photographers, and designers to handle
assignments (e.g. providing images for our written content).
contact our Visual Editor,
before sending any submissions. Artwork or photography should be rendered
in GIF or JPEG format and e-mailed to us, or copies of the work should
be mailed to the postal address above. We are also willing to provide
space on our site for artwork done in HTML, Flash, or other Web formats.
Include your full name, e-mail address, and phone
number with your materials. We normally cannot return materials sent
to us by post.
STAFF: Please contact
if you are interested in joining our team of staff artists, photographers,
and designers. From time to time we need images to accompany our articles,
and we will get in touch with you about helping out.
Written content. We
accept unsolicited submissions of commentary, reportage, poetry, fiction,
and cultural criticism. We also welcome writers to join our team of
Contributing Writers and Columnists.
should be e-mailed to
, or to the individual editor in charge of the channel you wish to
write for (see below). Especially for reportage and commentary submissions,
we recommend that potential contributors speak with our editors before
sending their work or even beginning writing.
Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format if
possible. Include your full name, e-mail address, and phone number
with your materials.
STAFF: Please contact
if you wish to join our team of Contributing Writers and Columnists.
Contributing Writers develop their own pieces or may be assigned pieces
to write. Columnists write on a regular basis in our pages. We normally
expect writers to have published one piece in our pages before we
consider them for Columnist positions.
Feel free to contact individual editors for more
, News Editor
, Literary Editor
, Commentary Editor
Editing and copy editing.
We are always looking for committed volunteers to help with business/administration,
article editing, art direction, and the tech/design of the magazine.
As an editor, you will have the opportunity to work with a young and
passionate staff on issues that are easy to care about. For a list
of available positions on our staff, click here.
if you are interested in a particular position or want to know how
you can help. Please note that all positions are unpaid, with the
exception of certain business positions that are compensated on a