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Write for us

Do you have something compelling to say? We want to hear it. It doesn’t matter if your writing is the product of professional expertise, reporting, independent research, personal experience or a late-night, wine-fuelled insight about the world we live in. If you have a great story, strong opinion or unique perspective, we’re all ears.

Wondering what to write? Well, if you’re reading this, you must have come across something meaningful on The Dial. Something that made you want to be a part of our project. And that’s a great starting point—reading stuff we’ve already published to get a sense of what we look for.

But, to give you a steer: The Dial was founded as an antidote to insular thinking and socio-political division. We are interested in stories that show critical thinking about contemporary issues in culture, politics and technology. Since most of our readers are in Britain, we welcome local stories. But we have a broader global audience, too, and will consider stories from around the world.

If you have a finished piece, send it across. But if you’ve just had a thought and haven’t yet written it down, send us a couple of paragraphs and we’ll see if we can work together to give it form. Our editors will fact check your article, ask clarificatory questions and, if necessary, spend time with you to help you rewrite the piece for clarity and conciseness.

Please only send us original content. We won’t consider submissions that have been published in another publication, although we may, if inspiration strikes, consider publishing engaging content hosted on another medium (say, Quora or Facebook). Submissions may be sent by email to

And please bear in mind that we get a lot of e-mail. So write clearly, have your friends proofread your article and, if you don’t hear back from us within two weeks, feel free to send your article elsewhere.

- Pawel Wargan, Editor-in-Chief