Writers Guidelines

what we look for

World Policy Journal takes pride in a long tradition of publishing exemplary first-person reporting from regions or on subjects not widely covered in the general media. Articles should be written in a vivid style, with a texture and narrative that transports readers to the location, while exploring larger themes and policy implications.

We’re interested in articles that consider broad social and cultural issues as immigration, exile, and ethnicity; that provide insight into a historical era, event, or person; that illuminate cultural change and cross-cultural influences; or explore the role of literature and art in political discourse.

We are interested in policy analysis of international affairs,  economics, human rights, regional conflict, and the environment. Submissions should be geared toward a general audience. To the extent possible, articles should be based on interviews and other primary sources of information that will set it apart from the writings of others on a given subject and increase its timeliness.


We’re receptive to pitches with a compelling angle on issues with international significance . We are particularly interested in contributions from journalists, scholars, and thinkers residing in countries other than the United States, though the magazine is edited and published in English. Before pitching, we recommend reading this. Pitches should be sent to editor Jessica Loudis: loudis@worldpolicy.org.