A significant portion of Aleteia’s content is contributed from free-lance writers. We look for writers who are highly skilled; writers who have distinctive voices, strong opinions, and unusual insights. With few exceptions these writers are also committed Christians.
We do reserve the right, however, to publish writers from other faiths or those with no faith, because we are all seekers of the truth and we value the expertise of non-Christians in many areas
Most often we “write to the news,” because what’s uppermost in our audience’s mind provides ready occasions for investigation, information, and moral reflection.
We are particularly interested in the following subjects, which are the pillars of our editorial strategy: 1) the Pope, the Vatican, and Church related matters; 2) the Family; 3) Religious freedom; 4) Social justice; 4) Bioethics; 5) International development and Christian charities; 6) Culture & the Arts; and 7) Evangelization—both outreach initiatives and stories of faith, especially personal narratives of conversion.
Articles generally run between 500 and 1,500 words.
If you would like to write for Aleteia, please first send a query email to the Editor of the appropriate language edition. The query should include a brief (one paragraph) description of what you would like to write about and how you would develop the article. In one or two lines it should also reference your previous publications.
Please submit queries to the following editors:
For the English edition: email@example.com
For the Spanish edition: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the French edition: email@example.com
For the Italian edition: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Portuguese edition: email@example.com
For the Arabic edition: firstname.lastname@example.org
The most highly skilled writers, particularly those who contribute regularly to Aleteia, are sometimes paid modestly for their contributions. Payment arrangements, if any, are made directly between the editor and the writer, within the context of guidelines established by Aleteia’s management.
All commissioned articles must appear first at Aleteia. After twenty-four hours, commissioned articles may be published in other venues if a subsequent publisher provides proper attribution, including a hyperlink to the original article. All articles published at Aleteia may also be incorporated into the writer’s book publications with acknowledgement of where the material first appeared.
Aleteia claims only first publication rights. All other rights revert to the author after first publication.