Experience welcomes pitches for reported and first-person stories about the intersection of technology and humanity — stories that look to the future; chronicle innovations and new ideas about work, play, and human relationships; and examine inspiring solutions to global problems. Stories need to be original, thoroughly researched, thought-provoking, and beautifully written.
At present we are especially looking for pitches about the interplay of technology and climate change, sports and games, food and agriculture, dating, art, ethics, and cities and neighborhoods.
In general, here’s what works:
Stories that contain a compelling narrative. Stories that contradict conventional wisdom about how technology is shaping our world. Stories that explore a subculture or niche community being changed by — or driving forward — innovation. Stories that contain both a problem and a solution. Topics or angles we haven’t seen before. Here are some recently published examples:
… and here’s what doesn’t work:
Life cycle events. How-tos. Product reviews. Cultural chin-scratching. Blog-like navel-gazing. Clichés. Stories about lovely people (or organizations) doing lovely things. Stories about people who already have PR machines. (For celebrities, we have a standard questionnaire.)
Please submit pitches to contact [at] expmag [dot] com 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.