Scalawag is a magazine and website focused on the American South, dedicated to thoughtful reporting, original thinking, and stories in many forms. Our contributors include both new voices and folks who’ve written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and more. We pay every contributor.
We’re interested in untold stories, fresh perspectives, and original thought covering the nuances of life, politics, and culture in the American South. We publish nonfiction, poetry, and fiction, as well as state politics coverage and photo essays.
Unfortunately, we're not currently accepting pitches, and are unable to review any new submissions at this time. We will update this page when we reopen the process.
We instead encourage interested writers to join our contributor list, where we periodically send around topics we’re hoping to see covered. We'll also send an email there when the submission process reopens later this year.
In the meantime, feel free to view our contributor guide for more on the kinds of stories we generally look for how to pitch us in the future.