Modern Loss accepts pitches for original 700- to 800-word personal essays, listicles, Q&As, and opinion and reported pieces about death loss and grief. We also welcome multimedia projects such as audio and cartoons/illustrations. We look to publish candid pieces about all aspects of loss, no matter where you are in the process, and seek out a wide range of voices. Please note, we do not publish poetry or fiction.
Humor? Great. Strong opinions? Yes. Provocative? Please. But please note the personal essays we run tend to be tightly focused around one element of loss (examples are here, here, here, here, here and here), rather than an overview of one’s grief journey.
As our tiny team handles a large volume of submissions, we will be in touch if we'd like to proceed with your pitch. Also due to our size, spec pieces with a word count much longer than target cannot be reviewed.