For Authors

Interested in writing for EARTH?  We engage a variety of outside authors to write for our magazine. Please review the list of different outside writers and review the information about what we are looking for and how to contact EARTH to submit your pitch. Please be aware that EARTH is a nonprofit magazine published by the American Geosciences Institute with a mission to inform the public on the science of Earth, energy and environmental topics.

  • Scientists: Practicing scientists who are interested in communicating to the public about their work or other topics in their specialty area are welcome to contact us about feature-length articles (2000-3500 words). Please be aware that EARTH is not a peer-reviewed journal, but rather an opportunity to communicate with the broad public. If you have a story in mind, then please contact us by email at earth@earthmagazine.org. Please include a brief description of the story you are interested in writing, some background on your expertise, and any relevant information about prior writing for the general public. In addition,  EARTH welcomes members of the geoscience community to write commentaries on appropriate topics for which they are considered authoritative. Most comments are about 800 words. Please email  earth@earthmagazine.org with your idea before submitting a draft of a commentary. We also welcome book reviews from scientists. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer or have a book you'd like to review, email earth@earthmagazine.org

  • Freelance Writers. We accept specific pitches from freelance writers. You can email pitches to earth@earthmagazine.org for consideration in our monthly review process. Pitches should be focused on the earth science angle of any topic (we do not accept ecology/wildlife/environmental advocacy pieces).

  • Students. EARTH offers both summer writing internships and ongoing externship opportunities. Please see our classified ads Student Opportunities section for information about any currently available opportunities.