Submissions

Email submissions to editor@taskandpurpose.com

For op-ed contributors:

Task & Purpose is looking for smart, fresh, and interesting ideas on military and veterans affairs to publish to a broad audience of active-duty service members, veterans, and defense-interested civilians.

We welcome submissions from analysts, observers, current and former members of the military, and others with expertise to lend their insights to a number of critical issues.

Past subjects for op-eds have included: the VA and veterans health care, veteran suicide, white nationalism in the military, racism and sexism in the ranks, and the portrayal of veterans and the military in popular culture, among other topics.

The ideal Task & Purpose story is thoughtful and voicey, opinionated but rooted in fact, with a flare of skepticism regarding the current state of military and veterans affairs in the United States.

Some past examples include:

Opinion pieces are unpaid.

For freelance contributors:

Task & Purpose is looking for smart, fresh, and interesting ideas on military and veterans affairs to publish to a broad audience of active-duty service members, veterans, and defense-interested civilians.

The ideal story is thoughtful and voicey, opinionated but rooted in fact, with a flare of skepticism regarding the current state of military and veterans affairs in the United States. 

Past examples include:


We are not looking for: Hot takes, rehashing of recent news without additional context or analysis, and substanceless listicles.