Vertigo is always on the lookout for pitches and submissions of creative fiction and non-fiction writing, visual art, feature articles, news and reviews in the following sections:

  • Arts & Lifestyle
  • Business & Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Politics
  • Socio-Cultural
  • Visual Arts

Cold Submissions

Already have a completed piece in mind to submit? Send your work straight to with a brief summary of content and themes.

As a general rule of thumb; themed work is good, well-written work is better and well-written themed work is the best.


For written work

Have an idea for written content that isn’t complete? Please be as specific as possible and provide:

  • Content — what you want to write about.
  • Structure, style, tone — how you want to write it.
  • Scaffold of your piece outlining narrative, structure, voice.
  • Approximate word count.
  • Whether you would you classify your work as factual, creative, or reflective.

And, to get a sense of your voice, attach any examples of previous work (Any work! Even essays will do!).

For visual art

Tell us whether you’d like to be involved as either:

  • Design contributor: Artists who are keen to work closely with the Vertigo design team to create conceptual art that will accompany written articles.
  • Visual showcase: Artists who have work they want to be featured as standalone art in the magazine e.g. illustrations, comics, photography that tells a narrative.


Please be as specific as possible and tell us about your proposed:

  • Medium.
  • Concept.
  • Style and tone.


And don’t forget to attach any examples of previous work!

Format Guidelines

Please send written work in a Word document with 12pt font and 1.5 paragraph spacing.

Please send visual work in PDF format.

How to contact us

Email all your pitches and submissions to and a friendly editor will get in touch with you shortly.


Check out our Facebook page for the most recent callout for themed contributions at or just send us a message to say hello. We can’t wait to talk to you. We love talking to you so much.