Reason submission guidelines and market information




Reason Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Manuscripts and queries may be emailed to the attention of
Brian Doherty at

Editor: Brian Doherty, senior editor

Submitting Your Work to Reason

Before submitting to Reason

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or confirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Reason by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Reason or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Reason guidelines:

  • Reason rarely accepts unsolicited manuscripts. We will, of course, consider such manuscripts and we try to answer all queries and to accept or reject unsolicited manuscripts promptly. Submissions must be exclusive to Reason.
  • We prefer queries to unsolicited manuscripts. Queries should give a good idea of the proposed article's content and, where applicable, sources. Please tell us your relevant background and send samples of your published writings.
  • Reason covers politics, economics, culture, and science from a broad-minded libertarian perspective. We look for original analysis and research and do not like simple rehashes of well-worn libertarian positions. We ask that writers read recent issues of Reason to get a feel for the subjects we cover and the style of writing we prefer.
  • Reason magazine runs short columns as well as longform articles ranging from 600 to 5,000 words in length. articles tend to be shorter.

Submission Guidelines Details for Reason

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Brian Doherty (

Accepts: Book Excerpts, Essays, General , Humor, Interviews, Opinion, Profiles

Web Address:

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December 8, 2020