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Submission guidelines

How to pitch Experience

Experience welcomes pitches for reported stories that examine how experience is driving change in industry and society — and inspiring solutions to global problems. We’re open to stories on a broad range of subjects, so long as they’re original, thoroughly researched, thought-provoking, and beautifully written.

In general, here’s what works:
Stories that contain a compelling narrative. Stories that contradict conventional wisdom. Stories that explore a subculture or niche community. Stories that contain both a problem and a solution. Topics or angles we haven’t seen before.

… and here’s what doesn’t work:
Life cycle events. Cultural chin-scratching. Blog-like navel-gazing. Stories about travel adventures, particularly trips around the world. Clichés. Stories about lovely people doing lovely things. Stories about people who already have PR machines. (For celebrities, we have a standard questionnaire.)

Please submit pitches to and include your contact information and links to previously published work. We strongly recommend sending pitches instead of stories written on spec. We do not accept submissions that have been published elsewhere. We read all submissions, and will contact you if we’re interested in publishing your material.

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