The Big Roundtable is a digital publishing platform that aims to connect passionate nonfiction writers with readers who will support their work. We do this through experimental methods of gathering, selecting, editing, and distributing ambitious narrative stories, and, eventually, researching the reading and sharing behavior around those stories. And by convening forums—online and in person—where writers can learn and connect for mutual support. 

We're happy to work with writers who have a story they're burning to tell. If you're determined to make it work, we're happy to work with you. 

Writers are paid by donation. Every published writer is guaranteed to walk away with a minimum of $100. Several of our authors have made a few thousand dollars in reader donations.

Submit your full, unpublished manuscript
, between 5,000 and 30,000 words, of a longform narrative nonfiction story that you needed to tell. (All stories must be 100% true. This is journalism.)