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TheGrio is a community.  To that end, we encourage feedback and story ideas from our friends and critics in the community.  Feel free to contact us here with feedback and general questions.

Submitting Articles to welcomes unsolicited written contributions.

Writers submitting to the website are strongly encouraged to send brief query emails (250 words or less).  We do not accept articles or parts of articles that have been published elsewhere.  Written pieces usually run between 400 and 500 words, though some longer articles may be accepted.  We are looking for well-informed, punchy writing concerning the African-American experience.

Submissions should be sent by e-mail here.  Make sure the subject line says “Submission.”  Please do not send theGrio submissions via snail mail.  Please do not contact theGrio by telephone for submissions.

Please briefly summarize your article proposal and your relevant experience. 

Thank you for your interest.

Submitting Video to welcomes video contributions.

Producers wishing to submit video stories must first submit a proposal for the story (250 words or less).  If your story is approved, it is up to you to produce the story AT YOUR OWN COST. 

Once the finished video is uploaded, it will be subjected to a review for quality and legal rights.  If the video passes the review and is uploaded to theGrio, you will be credited and compensated per the negotiated rate.

Video Guidelines:

         We DO NOT accept video with music

    Video pieces should be no shorter than 1½ minutes and no longer than 4 minutes.

        We DO NOT accept video submissions with other non-original video (music videos, movies, TV shows, commercials, or anything else created by anyone other than the person submitting).

–     Producers will be required to submit a release form assuring the video content is their own work.

Please read the full TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY.