Pitch a Magazine Story

Do you have a story idea for Distillations? Send us a pitch.

Distillations publishes stories that reveal science’s impact on our world past and present. We are actively seeking writers with a strong background in historical research or magazine feature writing who have a knack for unearthing little-told history and finding historical angles to contemporary stories.

Writers should be able to relay science and history in a way that both educates and entertains our audience of scientists, academics, students, and the general public. We strongly encourage writers from traditionally underrepresented communities to submit.

Here’s what your pitch should do:

• Give a sense of the characters and the setting, as well as your writing style
• Explain why your story is important to tell and why our readers should care
• Tell us how your story is unique, why it is a good fit for Distillations, and propose a length
• Please provide samples of your previously published work

Pitches should be sent to editor@sciencehistory.org.

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