Submission guidelines

Crikey is always looking for sharp, interesting and thought-provoking stories. Here’s some information to help get your idea or tip to our readers.


Crikey’s aim is very simple: to bring its readers the inside word on what’s really going on in politics, government, media, business, culture, language, the arts, sport and other aspects of public life in Australia. Read more about us here.


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Crikey has a proud history of publishing new writers and voices outside the mainstream. Most of our reportage is now covered by staff writers, however we’re always looking for freelancers to write opinion, analysis, commentary and humour on any of the topics listed above.

The best way to understand Crikey’s approach to news and opinion is to subscribe. You can do that here.

The average article length for freelance pieces is 700 words. While we are responsive to the daily news cycle we also accept many pitches that take a broader view or give context to an issue in the news.

To send a pitch, email a few short sentences explaining your approach and anything that might make you specially qualified to write the piece. You may also send completed pieces, which meet the word length.

Please send pitches and articles to [email protected]. We endeavor to respond in a timely way, but it gets pretty busy around here and we are a small team.

Good luck!