Freelance Submissions

Minnesota Monthly is dedicated to exploring the life and culture of the Twin Cities, the state of Minnesota, and the Upper Midwest. 

Freelance queries should outline the subject of the proposed piece, describe the writer’s angle, and explain why the topic is both timely and important. Writers of essays and humor pieces should submit full manuscripts.

Please also include 2-3 published clips of the same scope and style of the piece you are proposing. 

Typically, feature assignments are only offered to very experienced magazine writers with clips from national consumer magazines/newspapers. Newer writers are encouraged to pitch stories for First Person or True North.

Queries can be emailed to