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Writer Guidelines for Commissioned Original Articles

The Sunday Paper is a best-in-class newsletter with a Mission and a Purpose to Inspire Hearts and Minds and to elevate the voices and ideas of those trying to Move Humanity Forward.

The Sunday Paper is the go-to source and premiere online destination for Insight, Inspiration, and Information. As journalists and storytellers, we do this by publishing content that helps people feel deeply seen, deeply heard, deeply understood and less alone on their journey to The Open Field.

As part of our mission, we partner with journalists, writers, and other creative professionals to provide readers with engaging original content produced exclusively for The Sunday Paper. This work is deemed ‘A Sunday Paper Original’ and is included in our weekly newsletter, as well as amplified on our socials.

To ensure we collaborate with each writer in an honest and efficient way, and to ensure that both parties (The Sunday Paper and the contributing writer) benefits, we require the following Writer Guidelines to be met when submitting a commissioned Sunday Paper Original piece:


  • The article context and subject matter must be approved by a Sunday Paper editor in writing.
  • The article must be an original piece written exclusively for The Sunday Paper that has never been previously published elsewhere.
  • The article length must run between 600-1000 words. If the writer goes over the word count that will not warrant further compensation. A Sunday Paper editor has full reign to edit the piece to a complementary length.
  • The fee paid for each commissioned and approved Sunday Paper Original article ranges from $100 to $250. This will be decided and approved in advance by The Sunday Paper editor.
  • Writer Support

  • The Sunday Paper encourages the writer to share The Sunday Paper Original article on their respective social channels.
  • The Sunday Paper has the sole rights to the article for one week. This means the article will only run on The Sunday Paper. After one week, the writer may publish the piece elsewhere with the mandate that the piece is footnoted with “Originally Published on The Sunday Paper” and linked to the original Sunday Paper article.