Submission Guidelines

We welcome submissions, both for the website and for the print magazine. They may be sent to submissions [at] Please note: Due to high volume, we are currently unable to confirm receipt of submission. We do not consider unsolicited pitches, simultaneous submissions, fiction or poetry submissions, or book excerpts, and will not be able to reply to submissions that do not meet our guidelines.

The best way to learn what may suit Dissent is simply to read the magazine and the website. We accept writing on politics, economics, and culture. We discourage footnotes.

Dissent takes pride in bringing new writers into the magazine, and we make an effort to read and reply to every submission, though this may not always be possible. If you do not hear back from us within 2–3 weeks and decide to send your submission elsewhere, please let us know. If you have any questions, please write to inquiries [at]