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Submission process for The Big Smoke America

If you are a writer, especially a daring, intimate, and opinionated writer with a flair for the written word, we have a great opportunity for you.

We at The Big Smoke America are after one thing and one thing only—fine, edgy opinion writing. It doesn’t have to be grandiose—some of our favorite articles are under-the-radar pieces that resonate with the secret lives we all have. But we also like big articles—pieces that deal with the pressing issues of our time: social inequality, civil rights, gun rights and violence, immigration, politics and government, climate change, education, employment, healthcare, freedom from discrimination, etc.

We also love cultural pieces: travelogues, book reviews, film reviews, art essays, insights into the creative process. And health, business, science, and lifestyle too. We’ll also consider articles involving sports.

We want to shake up and transform America for the better. It’s time. Sometimes, that requires rejecting what is already there to try to create something entirely new. And don’t assume we fall squarely on one side; we want to attract voices from all sides. We’re all in this together and we want to ensure a communal process.

We’re especially interested if you are an expatriate living in the United States. We feel that an outside view of how things are currently done could be crucial in improving and shaping new understandings and new directions.

The Big Smoke first launched in Australia in November 2013 (www.thebigsmoke.com.au) and has rapidly become a relevant and successful voice for the everyday Australian. Now, The Big Smoke is in America and we want you to contribute.

The Big Smoke America launched November 9th, 2015.

Please send a sample article on a subject that you are passionate about and could be published at any time, 500+ words, and include a 2-3 line bio in the third person (along with any relevant social media links, Twitter, etc.) to “editor @ thebigsmoke.com”. Please format your article in Times New Roman font, size 12, 1.5 spacing, and in DOC or DOCX format (or Google docs).

If your article is simply an angry rant without substance, we’re not interested. We like irreverent, yes, but it must be thought-provoking. We want to attract readers who are smart, switched on, and sophisticated. So, we want writers who grab readers from the first word and leave them changed after the last.

If the article you submit is aligned with what we are seeking, we will take the next steps to securing you as a writer for The Big Smoke America. The work is currently unpaid, but could become paid over time. If nothing else, though, we will provide you with a legitimate platform to elevate your status and fill your résumé.

A special note to illustrators: We want you too! Email a link to your portfolio to: “editor @ thebigsmoke.com”

Thank you for your attention and interest. We look forward to working with you.

Best regards,

Greg Gerding
The Big Smoke America 
editor @ thebigsmoke.com