The New Worcester Spy Submission Guidelines

Rolling Call for Submissions

The New Worcester Spy accepts submissions for publication on a rolling basis. Pitches should be no more than 200 words, submitted to for consideration. The subject line should read “QUERY + the date”, as in “QUERY 7/25/16”.

What types of content does the Spy publish?

The Spy is a multimedia publication that prides itself on the diversity of its content. This means the sky’s the limit when it comes to form. In the past, we’ve published short stories, memoirs, poetry, editorials, columns, journalism (breaking news, long-form, narrative), podcasts, photo-essays, slideshows, and videos.

What if my pitch is accepted?

If your pitch is accepted, an Associate Editor will contact you with more information and a deadline for your piece. Your final submission should be emailed to by no later than noon of that day. The subject line should read “title, deadline”, as in “Worcester State Foundation Pressured to Divest, 6/22/16”. Attach your piece as a doc or docx file that is formatted in the following way:

  • Times New Roman
  • 12-pt font
  • single-spaced
  • do not indent paragraphs
  • skip a line between paragraphs

Attach photos separately as a jpg or png file. Submissions that do not meet these criteria will not be considered for publication, even if your pitch has previously been accepted. You will receive a final email with a link to your piece once it has been published.

Madison Friend,
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