The New York Times Wants Your Stories
The editors of Rites of Passage, a column that will appear regularly in Styles, want to read your essays about notable life transitions. A “rite of passage” can be big or small, but it needs to tell a story and illuminate a personal realization or journey. Essays can be focused on realms like work, family, spirituality, friendship, health, aging, loss — or any other aspect of your life where you’ve experienced growth. Most importantly, the essays should be emotionally honest and narrative in scope.
How do I submit?
end a completed essay of 1,200-1,500 words to email@example.com.
Attach your essay as a Microsoft Word-compatible document AND paste the text into the body of the email. These elements must be sent as ONE email.
Please summarize your essay in a few sentences at the top of your email and tell us who you are.
We do not allow pseudonyms (including the author), composite characters or invented situations. We do not accept fiction.
Essays must be previously unpublished.
Writers will be compensated for work that is published.