Pitch a Story


Next City accepts opinion articles relevant to our mission of inspiring change in cities.

Articles should be topical and of interest to the Next City audience. An informed and strong opinion is encouraged. All submissions must be original, and not published elsewhere. Maximum length is 1,200 words. We will not consider articles that have already been published, in any form, in print or online.

We don’t pay for op-eds or guarantee publication in advance of receiving a submission. To submit pieces for consideration, please email [email protected], with “Op-Ed Submission” in the subject line.

As we receive many submissions, we can’t respond to each, but you will hear from us within four to six weeks if we plan to run your piece.

Sponsored Posts

Next City publishes sponsored posts from both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations.

To learn more, please see our media kit and email [email protected]

Freelance Pitches

Next City is always eager to read about what’s going on in your city, or a city you’ve recently observed. We are looking for stories with strong angles and reporting behind them. Next City does not publish academic papers or fiction. Please send writing samples along with your pitch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please send story pitches to Ariella Cohen.

Are you a photographer, illustrator or artist? Do you love exploring and making work about cities? If so, we’d like to work with you on an a reporting assignment or a standalone feature. Please send portfolio samples and ideas to Tony Smyrski. We look forward to hearing from you.