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Submitting a story idea or op-ed

Before sending a proposal or a completed piece, writers are encouraged to read back issues of the magazines for a better understanding of the topics we cover, writing style, and to avoid any repetition in editorial content. Although we remain open to pitches for the print magazine itself, Corporate Knights is largely focused on building out our online editorial presence.

Pitching story ideas

Anyone wishing to write for Corporate Knights should email a written proposal and at least two other published writing samples to submissions@corporateknights.com. The proposal should include key points you will address in the article, some of the people you plan to interview and the specific qualifications you have to write on this topic. Pitches themselves should be no more than three paragraphs long. Queries are discussed by our editorial team. We try to respond to all submissions as quickly as possible. Due to volume, the consideration process may be delayed.

Submitting an op-ed

Corporate Knights welcomes submissions of fact-based opinion pieces on newsworthy topics. Your 700- to 800-word op-ed should be timely, with a clear central argument. We’re looking for sharply written, plain-language submissions that bring important ideas to light and help move the needle of public discourse. We encourage writers to connect their main thesis to recent events and reinforce their analysis with the most up-to-date research, stats and findings (rather than footnotes, please hyperlink to original sources such as reports).  Writers are encouraged to acknowledge and address potential counterarguments within their piece.

Email your completed draft to editorial@corporateknights.com and we will consider it for online publication. All submissions are subject to editing, for clarity and style.

Note that Corporate Knights has a strict policy regarding the separation of advertising and editorial. If you would like to submit a piece that promotes a particular product or service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our advertising team below.

Sponsored content

To talk to our team about having sponsored content featured on our website, contact advertising@corporateknights.com.