send us your work.

capital

things we’re interested in: socioeconomics, politics & government, environment, foreign policy, social justice, business, law & order, science & technology, history, education, and/or the commingling/collapse of any of these categories into each other.

forms we like: literary journalism, analysis/synthesis, essays, interviews, graphic and/or photo essays, video, podcasts, or just surprise us.

word limits: we don’t care how long it is – if it’s good, it’s good.

PS- we'd love to see some column pitches.

culture

things we're interested in: oh, culture classics like booksmoviesmusicinternet, but we really love stuff that's off the beaten path, too: reviews of apps (smartphone and restaurant), arguments against weekends, what drink to pair with which brand of cigarette, Top Chef Season 4 retrospectives, and more. specificity reigns. we also love hot takes on lukewarm subjects, and vice versa.

forms we like: essays & interviews, mostly, but hell, send us your videos & your songs & your photos - we'll throw em' up on social media if we like em'. if your meme or GIF game is strong, we want readers to know.

word limits: just please be reasonable.

PS - like those guys in capital, we're open to pitches.

creative

things we're interested in: we want writing that finds the light in the dark and the dark in the light. we want to be floored by the revelations of your flawed characters. we want to stand beside your characters as they realize that the world is not as bad (or as awesome) as they thought it'd be.

forms we like: flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and poetry. we like work that pushes boundaries in purposeful ways. be playful, but not gimmicky.

word limits: 1000 words or less. we'll consider slightly longer pieces if they are exceptional.

PS - sorry, guys. if you pitch us anything, we'll just lob it back at you. (no pitches, please.)

 

note #1: generally, we don't provide payment for accepted work, although we do try to provide small honorariums when our budget allows us to.

note #2: if accepted, sinkholemag.com assumes first electronic rights and the nonexclusive right to archive your work indefinitely. rights revert to you on publication.