Submitting an Op-Ed


We are always looking for elected officials, candidates, activists, and other thought leaders to write thought-provoking op-eds about the challenges and opportunities that Virginia face. Specifically, we are looking to amplify diverse, pro-democracy voices on topics like: 

  • Threats to our rights and freedoms
  • The stakes of the 2024 election
  • The forces at play in 2024 and beyond
  • The consequences of MAGA extremism
  • Abortion access in Virginia
  • Climate 
  • Rural 
  • Education

And here are a few tips on what we’re looking for from an op-ed:

Things we like:

  • Concise and focused pieces between 500-1,200 words
  • Relevant and timely content
  • A clear, structured argument or main point
  • A unique perspective

Things we don’t like:

  • Lack of structure or focus 
  • Overly broad content (i.e discussing lots of different issues)
  • Self-promotional pieces
  • Intentionally inflammatory, libelous, or discriminatory language

To submit an op-ed, email a 250-word pitch or draft of a submission to [email protected] with Virginia OP-ED PITCH in the subject line. We aim to get back to all pitches received within 7-10 days. 

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