Full Stop is a putting out a call for contributors. If you are interested in writing for the site — even if you’ve never written for a publication or had much experience with criticism — please get in touch. We value being able to publish new writers (or people who have been writing a lot, in secret); it’s the constant influx of interested, committed people who keep this site pertinent and fresh. Also, we’re happy to announce that we are now able to pay contributors for long-form essays (browse our Features section for examples of this type of work).

Instructions for getting in touch are as follows:

Reviews: If you are interested in writing book reviews, contact [email protected] or [email protected] with a brief bio and a writing sample (doesn’t have to be previously published). If there’s a book coming out that you would like to review, pitch it! Or we can find something for you.

Features: Send essay pitches to [email protected]

Blog: Blog posts are some piece of cultural (preferably literature-related, but not exclusively) miscellany that interests you. We give a lot of free reign in the blog section and the pieces usually range from 150 to 500 words — but once again, we’re asking you to be creative with your posts. Contributing to this section is a great way to dip your toes into writing for Full Stop. If interested, contact [email protected]

Thinking the Present: We’ve recently launched a new series of reviews, essays and interviews called “Thinking the Present,” in which we plan to respond to both contemporary academic and popular nonfiction books about our world today. Pitches for this series should be emailed to [email protected]


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