Write for Psyche
How to pitch an Idea or Guide to Psyche
Psyche is a digital magazine from Aeon that illuminates the human condition through psychology, philosophy and the arts. Our aim is to help readers to better understand themselves, their relationships and the kind of life they want to have.
Psychology and philosophy are central to Psyche, and many of our writers are clinical or research psychologists, philosophers, as well as historians, literary critics and other disciplinary experts.
However, we also publish first-person articles. We are particularly keen to broaden our publishing of diverse voices, and those with lived experience of mental health issues or neurodiversity, as well as personal experience in the arts, ritual, spirituality and related topics.
Psyche is organised into three sections. Therapeia provides expert insights and practical help in dealing with emotional and psychological challenges. Eudaimonia focuses on the perennial puzzle of how to live well in our complex world. Poiesis explores the imaginative, artistic and transcendent facets of life.
- Ideas are short articles of 1,000-1,800 words, from experts and writers.
- Guides are longer articles (approximately 3,000-4000 words) that follow our signature, how-to structure to provide in-depth, expert-written, practical know-how.
Our Guides are wide-ranging, including serious mental health topics, through to Guides on learning life skills, and philosophical Guides that explore new approaches to values and beliefs. We are especially keen to hear from clinical psychologists with specific expertise and skills who would like to share their know-how with a large global audience.
To get a better sense of what we’re looking for in a successful pitch, we encourage you to familiarise yourself with Psyche’s archives, where you will find examples of the Idea and Guide formats, as well as the range of topics we cover.
Please note that we will not accept completed drafts, nor do we publish direct rebuttals to previously published pieces. And we do not publish book reviews. As we receive a high volume of pitches, we cannot respond to every enquiry. We’ll be in touch if we’d like to pursue your piece. For now, thank you for your interest in our magazine.
- For writers whose principal income is from their writing, we pay a freelance fee.
- For all others, we pay an honorarium.
- If your pitch is successful, we will let you know details of the relevant fee for your country of residence before you sign a contract.
For Film submissions, please follow this link.
Thank you for your interest in writing for Psyche. You have now submitted your pitch for review: every pitch is seen by one of our commissioning editors. Our editorial review process can take 4-6 weeks.
Please bear in mind that we receive a high volume of pitches, so cannot respond to every enquiry individually, however you will hear from us whether we reject or accept your pitch. In the meantime, you are free to submit this pitch elsewhere too.