The Big Roundtable publishes narrative nonfiction and connects 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.

The inspiration for The Big Roundtable came from the Algonquin Round Table, a group of New York City writers who called themselves “The Vicious Circle” and who’d meet at the Algonquin Hotel in the early 20th century. They were vicious; we are not.

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 several thousand dollars in reader donations.

Submit your full, unpublished manuscript.
We publish "sketches" and longer form pieces (generally between 5,000 and 30,000 words). 

Nota bene: All stories must be 100% true. This is journalism.