The Bright Young accepts unsolicited pitches and submissions emailed to

What we’re looking for

Well-written articles on web culture that assume an intelligent and inquisitive general audience.

What we’re not looking for

Articles on this month’s Sexy New Gadget or your musings about what Facebook might come up with next. We want pieces that are relevant now, but won’t age disgracefully. Take a step back and look at the big picture. Now write.

Nitty Gritty

We like short, strong pitches. We’re not pedantic about file formats, but we’d love it if you kept all in-document formatting simple. All submissions must be accompanied by a short abstract of the piece, and a single-sentence biography of the writer. We don’t give a damn about word length, but don’t gabble. Write about the stuff you love.