We accept short pitches for an ongoing (weekly, biweekly, monthly, seasonally, etc) column of a subject, issue, or genre up to your discretion (humor, cultural commentary, travel, food, etc), as well as your first piece for the proposed column. Column pitches should be kept under 300 words, and may be included in your cover letter. Submissions should be kept under 5,000 words. Your submission should be in a DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, or RTF file format and your name and a short bio (300 words or less) should be included in the cover letter. Bios over 300 words will be truncated at the reviewing editor's discretion. Our editors do our best to be timely in their responses to submissions, but due to the incredible number of submissions we receive on an ongoing basis, we cannot guarantee a specific time period in which a decision will have been made. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know as soon as possible and we will withdraw it from our consideration.