This is a list of sites you may want to consider submitting your writing to if you blog about social issues, including politics and political issues, social justice, equality, human rights, and related topics.

Submission guidelines and other site-related info/resources are provided for each entry.

($) indicates a site that offers paid opportunities, however, visit the site for more information as all submissions may not be paid

Submission Opportunities By Type Of Writing - Social Issues - Beyond Your Blog FB

A Plus – “A Plus is a digital media company co-founded by Ashton Kutcher that features stories that make a difference and create positive change. We’re built from the ground up for the social age, and work with a select group of partner influencers to syndicate our best content through their social feeds. In less than a year we’ve reached an audience of approximately 50 million monthly visitors by highlighting social issues, sharing breaking news, and creating original, entertaining content.” 

  • previously published or first published/originals
  • SUBMIT 

AARP The Magazine“A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Bitch Media“Bitch Media’s mission is to provide a feminist critique and analysis of pop culture, to encourage discussion about how the media influences us, and to promote the connection between cultural critique and social-justice activism.”($)

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Black Girl Dangerous“BGD is a website for video and writing by people of color who are also queer and/or trans. It’s a place where you can take up space and raise your voice! BGD has millions of readers all over the globe. The world’s listening. What do you want to say?…With its focus on social justice from a QTPoC perspective, BGD is the only forum of its kind on the web.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

BlogHer – BlogHer is a platform for sharing great voices, stories and ideas.”.  With categories of food, health, DIY & Home, Work & Life, Love & Sex, Family, Fashion & Beauty as well as News & Entertainment coverage which includes Politics, Race and Feminism, BlogHer spans a wide range of interests. ($)

Broken Toilets – “Broken Toilets is an online magazine about global development and culture. Our mission is to bring more thoughtful perspectives to issues in social and environmental justice, equality, political change, human rights and openness.” ($)

Citizen Magazine“For the last decade, our working agenda has been “hope, how-to and hot national topics.” We aim to provide hope by telling the stories of people and organizations that have successfully made a difference in their sphere of influence — and how they did it — so others can follow their example. When it comes to hot national topics, we provide an in-depth perspective from a Christian point of view that readers can’t get from the mainstream media.” ($)

Earth Island JournalEarth Island Journal is always looking for compelling and distinctive stories that anticipate environmental concerns before they become pressing problems, stories that scan the horizon for the next big issue. We want stories that will surprise, provoke, and entertain our readers and that explore new territory overlooked by other publications.” ($)

The Establishment – “We’re a multimedia company run and funded by women that’s predicated on a simple, yet radical notion: the world is a better, more interesting place when everyone has a voice. When one small, homogenous group runs the media, we’re left with a very skewed notion of the human experience.”  ($)

Global Good Magazine“…an entirely not-for-profit publication; geared toward driving people to have a positive impact on the planet, the society they live in, and those around them.”

GoodGOOD is a place to share creative solutions for living well and doing good.” ($)

The Good Men Project“We are having a conversation about what it means to be a man in the 21st century—and it is  wide and varied and mundane and provocative. But for a post to be considered, it must always must be about, by, for, or focused on men. (Please note that approximately 20% of our contributors are women. That’s great—we love women’s voices. But they write about men, or sometimes about raising boys who become men.)”

Guardian (Opinion)“Latest opinion, analysis and discussion from the Guardian.” ($)

The Forward“The Forward is a legendary name in American journalism and a revered institution in American Jewish life.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

The Huffington Post – Wikipedia described The Huffington Post as “...liberal American online news aggregator and blog…The site offers news, blogs, and original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women’s interests, and local news.

In The Fray“In The Fray is an online magazine for writers and artists to explore global issues and engage readers with personal perspectives and critical analysis.” ($)

Lipstick & Politics“We encourage women to speak out against atrocities and discrimination, comment on politics, but also embrace their feminine, spiritual nature – denying no part that makes a woman whole….Bloggers and Guest Bloggers should write with an awareness of the mission and vision of the blog: to share experiences of diversity, empowerment and personal growth through women’s individual and collective voices.”

  • previously published or first published/originals (“If you are republishing a post send us the revised version that fits our guidelines.”)
  • Guidelines For Bloggers

Medium“Everyone’s stories and ideas.”

OnEarth“…narrative features, groundbreaking news stories, and thoughtful opinion pieces about important environmental issues….We’re interested in stories and essays that are compelling and distinctive, with a fresh angle or surprising perspective that readers won’t see elsewhere. Our publication covers the full range of the contemporary environmental landscape, including science, public health, technology, culture, business, food, and politics.”  ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

RoleReboot“We are most interested in essay-style, first-person narrative storytelling and cultural critique about current events from folks who are rethinking “tradition,” breaking through stereotypes, and bucking expectations about their roles.” ($) paid opps are for regular contributors only

The Root“TheRoot.com provides an unflinching examination of political and cultural news through insightful debate and commentary from both established and emerging black thought-leaders. The Root features unvarnished analysis of important issues in the black community and engages anyone looking for diverse viewpoints that are provocative, savvy and smart.”  ($) 

Salon“With an audience of 15 million monthly unique visitors, Salon.com covers breaking news, politics, culture, technology and entertainment through investigative reporting, fearless commentary and criticism, and provocative personal essays.” ($)

Slate“Politics, culture, technology, business, news, and commentary. Procrastinate better.”  ($)

  • If you are sending a pitch, email pitchslate@slate.com. Please indicate in the subject line what section you’re pitching for.

STIR Journal STIR Journal is committed to exploring the gray areas of controversial issues. We provide a space for constructive and productive conversation.” ($)

Upworthy“…we’re looking for original stories that support our mission of creating a better world.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT 

VFW Magazine“Recognition of veterans and military service is paramount at the VFW. Articles related to current foreign policy and defense along with all veterans issues are of prime interest. Topics pertaining to American armed forces abroad and international events affecting U.S. national security are particularly in demand. Articles dealing with military history must take a fresh approach.” ($)

VillageQ “VillageQ is a community website welcoming members and allies of the LGBTQ community as we celebrate, support, and explore our collective queer family experiences.”

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • Submit A Post (use this form to pitch an idea, then an editor will be in touch to discuss if interested)

World Moms Blog – “We take guest posts from the heart on motherhood, culture, human rights and social good. We especially like posts about what life is like for mothers in your home country!”

Yes! Magazine“YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.” ($)

  • First Published/Originals ONLY
  • SUBMIT

Our directory is always growing, and we we add new sites each week. Are we missing a great site that accepts writing submissions in the category of Social Issues? Email us and let us know!

Submission Opportunities By Type Of Writing - Social Issues

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