Submissions

NPQ is a leading national nonprofit publication that covers social movements and the civil society sector; we’ve been publishing a quarterly print magazine since 1999 and online since 2006. 

Article Submissions: 

If you have an article or pitch, write [email protected] and tell us why we should run it. If you don’t hear back from us within two weeks, please understand we are overwhelmed with the volume of submissions we get, and that we wish you luck placing it elsewhere. 

We want: clear, direct narratives or case studies with strong points of view and analysis aimed at our audience of social movement organizers, activists, nonprofit leaders and researchers, and foundation officers; pitches should not exceed 200 words; articles of 1,500 to 2,000 words preferred, but this is not a rigid rule; hyperlink citations preferred over footnotes.  

We especially want: articles and pitches covering one or more of our four justice areas—economic, racial, climate, and health justice—as well as leadership, management, and philanthropy; we are currently building up our climate and health justice coverage; if your article or pitch is a perfect fit for one of current newsletters—Leadership, Race + Power, Economic Democracy, and Climate Justice—please state that in your message.  

We don’t want: press releases; op-eds; self-promotion (you can mention your work, but the focus should be the broader field and story); how-to guides; blog posts about your organization or program. 

Multimedia Submissions: 

Write [email protected] with your pitch for multimedia content. If you don’t hear back from us within two weeks, please understand we are overwhelmed with the volume of submissions we get, and that we wish you luck placing it elsewhere. 

We are currently interested in photo series, webinars, podcast interviews and story ideas, audio content, collaborations to transform written reports or webinar series into video pieces, and multimedia conversations across genres and platforms. Pitches should not exceed 200 words. Please specify that your idea is for a creative or multimedia piece in the body of your email.