We are accepting submissions! If you are interested in being published with us, submit your pitch and/or writing sample to Please start the subject of your email with “Submission.”

We are looking for pieces on economic organizing, cultural criticism, short fiction, poetry, and much more. If you’re unsure whether we’d be interested, err on the side of pitching your work. We anticipate that most of our online pieces will be roughly 2,000 words. Our print pieces will be lengthier, between 3,000 and 10,000 words. The Futon is reserved for pieces of fewer than 1,000 words and is a great opportunity for new comers to get their first byline, or for the experiments of seasoned writers.

All published pieces are paid, and we are happy to work with first time writers.

Strange Matters is a cooperative magazine of new and unconventional thinking in economics, politics, and culture.