Contributing to Contexts

Contexts is a general interest sociology magazine. The writing is crisp, the stories are engaging, and the magazine appeals to educated “lay” readers such as mothers-in-law, university students, policy professionals, activists, professional sociologists, and anyone who’s interested in insightful social analysis.

We welcome contributions from social scientists, journalists, artists, filmmakers, novelists, K-12 teachers, and anyone else who writes incisively and in an engaging style. We’re looking for insightful analyses. We welcome intellectual risk takers. We publish longer, feature articles (that go through a peer-review process) and shorter articles with different focuses.

Please download our submissions guidelines. Contexts accepts proposals for full-length features as well as for our departments: mediations, photo essays, pedagogies, trends, book reviews, and in brief. Please direct your submissions and inquiries to the following email addresses:

Please see our website for sample articles.

Letters to the Editor

We welcome your feedback! Please send all letters and comments to editors@contexts.org.

Photo/Image Submissions Information

We are always on the lookout for images for our front and back covers, and to accompany articles, essays and commentaries. Single images will be considered, as well as pairs, trios or sequences that represent related and contrasting elements. Most photographs and illustrations are printed in black and white, except for the front cover, which is in full color. If you would like to submit an image to Contexts, please contact: editors@contexts.org.

Permissions

Contributors are responsible for securing permission from individuals who own (or are identifiable in) the photographs and other images they submit to Contexts.

Recognition and Compensation

Copyright for images is retained by contributors. All photographs selected for publication in the journal will appear with full credit to the individuals who have provided them. Individuals whose work is published in Contexts will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears. Unfortunately, Contexts cannot compensate contributors whose texts or images are selected for publication.