Rolling Content

Detour publishes a grounded and genuine look at our humanity. We want to

  • help our readers simplify their lives

  • explore the lives of others

  • share views on important social and cultural trends, and

  • highlight new experiences our readers would enjoy

We publish:

  • Trend pieces and op-eds on social and cultural topics

  • Reviews of books, films, games, music, art, restaurants, or attractions

  • Tips and how-to’s that make life better

  • Travel narratives and personal essays

  • Interviews on life unfolding

We are also happy to publish content in a range of media including photo essays, video interviews, or audio content. We accept such submissions on a rolling basis.

Limit submissions to 1000 words or less and read our work at before sending material. Send submissions and questions to Please attach a .docx or .rtf file for the submission. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter too.

Special Issues

Every month we publish themed special issue content. As we accept issue ideas, we update our editorial calendar. Deadlines for submitting special issue content is the 15th of the month prior to the issue topic, e.g. media month in November, so submissions for that issue must be in by October 15th.

If you would like to guest edit a special issue, please send a description of the proposed theme along with a brief statement of the kind of work you would solicit to If you plan on including a piece of your own in the issue, feel free to send it with your proposal.