As It Ought to Be Magazine is always interested in adding to our stellar body of regular contributors and guest columnists. Work that originally appeared in AIOTB has been reprinted in such venues as the Boston Globe, CounterpunchHuffington PostThe Good Men Project, and  Best American Essays 2015.

For general inquiries, including questions about submitting your work to AIOTB, please email the editorial staff at

We are especially interested in the following genres:

  • Poetry
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Responses to current events in politics and culture
  • Philosophical essays and social commentary
  • Art and literary criticism
  • Book reviews
  • Interviews with writers, artists, scholars, activists, and community leaders

For all submissions, please include a short biography and contact information. We prefer your manuscripts to be sent in a Word document or a pdf format. Please note that we only accept previously published work if it originally appeared in print only and it has been a few years since it originally appeared. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if it is accepted somewhere else.