Pitch Us

We are actively accepting pitches for reviews and essays about storytelling in all forms of media.

That means book or movie reviews with an emphasis on craft, essays about trends in narrative podcasts, a review of a television story arc, a deep-dive into Twitter threads as flash fiction, an essay about the way modern MMA encapsulates the hero’s journey … basically, if there’s a story to dissect and an argument to be made, we want to hear from you

We are particularly interested in pitches from underrepresented voices. 

What we want

  • Reviews: Close considerations of the craft elements at play within a single piece of work, or the connections between works. 
  • Essays: Arguments that explore genres, concepts, or trends in storytelling as a whole.

All articles on the Wrangler should take a deep dive into the specifics of HOW the elements of a story work. If that means an essay about just one character, just one scene, or even just one paragraph, bring it on.

Above all else, we’re looking for perspectives that dig into the larger conversation about storytelling. Never been published? We want you to write for us.


We currently pay $10 per essay or review. We believe that writing deserves to be compensated. We’re also paying out of our own pockets at this time.  We believe writing is worth more, and we plan to increase our rates as soon as we are able.

How to pitch us

If you have something to say about a story you love, we want to hear from you. Pitches should be emailed to contact@thewrangler.org. Briefly tell us about your idea and why you’re stoked about it.

For reference, here are two essays we wish we had published: 

“Help! I’ve never pitched before!” That’s totally okay. Send us your idea anyway. We like this guide to formatting a pitch, and this one, too.