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Undark Magazine is Seeking Nonfiction Science & Culture Articles from Writers – Pays Competitive Rates


The Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) debuted a new type of science magazine called Undark in April 2016. The magazine explores the intersection of science and society–science as expressed in our politics and economics, or where it is made strong and real in our daily lives, to a vast, international readership.

The editors plan to publish 12 long-form, narrative-centric journalism articles yearly, supplemented by a frequent and continual blend of short features, profiles, essays, op-eds, book excerpts, Q&A’s, reviews, blog posts, photography, digital video, infographics and data-driven images.

The editors request new writers to submit a short bio and journalistic work samples, along with a 200-300 word pitch explaining their suggested piece and how it conforms to the publication’s editorial vision.

Payment: pay rates differ by project, but the amount is fair and competitive.

Tom Zeller Jr. serves as Editor. Read writer’s guidelines here.

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