Kinfolk magazine is created by a small team located between Copenhagen, Denmark, and Portland, Oregon, alongside an international network of contributors. We willingly accept unsolicited submissions based on the next issue’s theme and have outlined steps for those interested below.
The pitching process for Issue 19 has now closed. If you would like to receive a theme guide for Issue 20, please check back here in mid-December.
As a general policy, we cannot guarantee placement based on your abstract, and we approve submissions contingent upon space allowance. We currently have minimal editorial space for unsolicited pieces, but please know that we look at all submitted works daily—and we love getting new contributors involved.
Please keep in mind that content decisions are made roughly 3–5 months ahead of the publication dates, so please time your pitches accordingly. We also only include original content that hasn’t been published elsewhere, including websites and blogs.
Unfortunately due to the small size of our editorial team and the amount of pitches we receive each week, we can’t respond individually to all pitches. We will be in touch within a month if your pitch has piqued our interest.
Best of luck! We look forward to hearing your fresh ideas, and thank you for being a reader.