Send us an op-ed or pitch an idea for an article or video on issues important to greater Philadelphia and beyond. Reach us at Please include your submission in the body of your email.  For security reasons, we cannot open attachments.  We will respond as soon as possible.

Local issues that affect the everyday lives of people living in Philadelphia and surrounding counties (including New Jersey and Delaware) resonate with our readers and fulfill our mission. What is happening in the region that is not being covered? Has your school board made a policy change?  What is the latest from the local government in your town?

There is no exact length for op-eds that is perfect — it depends on the subject and the argument being made — but a general op-ed submission will fall between 600-900 words in total. But focus more on making a good argument, and less on a specific word count.

If accepted, you will have a chance to review any edits before publication. We’ll promote the essay on our social and email channels — and expect that you will share with your network. 

All submissions should include a short biography of the writer (and Twitter handle, if applicable) and a phone number.

Your work is valuable, and we recognize that. Beyond promoting your finalized op-ed or video, we pay our contributors a stipend for original submissions. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a decline in nonprofit funding, at this time we are pausing our stipends unless otherwise indicated in discussions with the writer.