As It Ought to Be Magazine is always interested reading submissions from both seasoned writers and emerging voices. 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 at least five years since it originally appeared. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if it is accepted somewhere else.