Writer's Guidelines

Thanks for your interest in Psychology Today. As you know, PT explores every aspect of human behavior, from the cultural trends that shape the way we think and feel to the intricacies of modern neuroscience. Although many psychologists and mental health professionals read PT, most of our readers are simply intelligent and curious people interested in the psyche and the self. Think of us as a health magazine for the mind.

What We Need

We are looking for good, clearly articulated feature ideas–and writers with talent to bring these ideas to life. Nearly any subject related to psychology is fair game. We value originality, insight, and good reporting.

How to Get an Assignment

Please don't send us complete manuscripts. Instead, send an email query explaining:

  •     what you want to write,
  •     why you want to write it now, and
  •     why you should be the one to write it.

Tell us why and how your story will change people's lives, if applicable, and mention sources you might contact. If your work has been published before, attach a clip or two. 

Send your query to one of the members of our editorial staff.

We don't publish poems or short stories, and we don't consider short first-person accounts of psychological illness or recovery.

Due to the amount of queries we receive our staff is not able to respond to all mail.