Thank you for trusting us with your precious words. Before submitting a pitch, please read a few articles on the site to get a sense of our tone. Hint: If you subscribe to our newsletter, we know you’ve done your homework. We will not engage with anyone who is racist, sexist, or demeaning.
For Big Ideas: We are looking for well-articulated, well-formulated big think pieces. You should have some expertise, or at least researched and reported your topic before proceeding. In your pitch, tell us what topic you are going to tackle and how the piece will play out. In your bio, tell us why you are the best person to write it. Max 1000 words. We pay $55 Canadian and as a bonus, we will illustrate you work beautifully and promote it widely on social media. We also offer feedback on works we choose to run.
For Musings: Imagine you are at a dinner table with friends. You are arguing a point based on a trend you see, a new angle on a current event or a personal story that is unique to you. Max 500 words. We pay $35 Canadian and as a bonus, we will illustrate it beautifully and promote widely on social media. We also offer feedback on works we choose to run.
For Fiction: Esoterica looks for fiction that sticks with us for days. We ruminate about it in the shower and recount its key moments with our partners in bed. It’s beautiful or devastating or haunting but not in a horror-flick way. It tells us something about what it means to be human.
If that sounds like your piece, please submit to us. We tend to run literary fiction under 3000 words but if it’s a bit over, or not quite literary, just try us. We are also open- minded so if it’s a play or a poem, we would still love to take a look and see how it goes. We pay $35 Canadian and as a bonus, we will illustrate it beautifully and promote widely on social media. We also offer feedback on works we choose to run.