Ideapod now publishes user-contributed articles alongside our staff contributions.
To submit an article, please first read through the guidance below.
Ideapod covers the ideas shaping our lives. We publish creative and intelligent journalism, helping our readers to understand the ideas that make up their worldview — and where we’re headed as a species.
We raise provocative questions and aim to eschew groupthink in the age of echo chambers and filter bubbles. We value open mindedness, critical analysis and people thinking for themselves.
We welcome guest contributions to the site that present bold, clear arguments. It’s an opportunity to present the world as it could be, focusing on the world’s most pressing issues, exciting innovations and new ways of thinking.
The topics covered are as wide ranging as is the human’s limitless potential to come up with new ideas. We look forward to learning through you, the writer, about different ways of thinking about what’s happening in the world today, and what could be happening in the future.
We publish guest articles on death, sex, shamanism, technology, politics and everything in-between, aiming always to bring out the human impact of the ideas shaping our world.
Guest articles usually lead with an idea — an argument to think about something in a new way — or are presented in the form of a story.
The structure of your story or article could go something like this:
Articles we publish often discuss topics in the news right now — while providing a unique perspective. They also cover topics that no-one is talking about — but will be one day. They can be the product of research, reporting, personal experience, professional expertise or a combination of these traits. They will likely take the form of opinion or commentary, but they don’t have to.
Contributors are journalists, academics, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and others whose expertise and experience surface surprising insights and provoke conversation and debate.
To submit an article or story, share your pitch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you haven’t heard from us after one week, your submission was likely rejected.
If you’d like to submit a pitch, please send it to email@example.com.