Submission Guidelines

Before you submit, we hope you’ll take a look around the site. Read a few stories. Look at photographs. Listen to the sounds and voices gathered here.

If you’d like to contribute, send us a pitch or a completed piece.

We publish essays, poems, stories, photographs, drawings, paintings, audio, and video. If pitching, please include your name, the place, the medium, and your idea in 200-500 words. We respond to all pitches and submissions.

We are also accepting applications to join our editorial staff. To apply, fill out the TFS Editor Application. All current Yale students passionate about place-based storytelling are encouraged to apply.

E-mail pitches, submissions, and editorial staff applications to the editors-in-chief, Aidan Campbell ( and Dustin Dunaway ( Please feel free to email with any questions as well.