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As a matter of policy, we do not accept or publish unsolicited manuscripts, by-lined articles, instructional essays, law review commentaries or op-ed pieces. Our articles are written by our staff reporters or by freelance journalists we hire for specific assignments.

We do, however, consider queries from professional writers, or from potential sources who wish to contact us regarding subjects that might be of interest to our readers. If you are interested in freelancing for the ABA Journal, we urge you to include your resumé and published clips when you contact us with story ideas. Please include only articles that conform to journalistic standards, with multiple sources and opposing points of view.

For the magazine:

Freelance journalists and potential sources for the magazine should send queries to Molly McDonough by e-mail at releases@americanbar.org or by fax to (312) 988-6014.

For the website:

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For your law blog:

If you, or your law firm, author a regularly updated blawg, please submit it to our Blawg Directory.

For other ABA Publications:

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For those interested in advertising:

The advertising media kit can be requested here, or contact Allen Pusey.