The Weeklings is a web enterprise that is dedicated to the essay. We seek to push the form and return it to the original meaning of essayer—to try and explore ideas without necessarily knowing where they’ll lead. We run three new essays a week, as well as Sunday Light & Word, our photo and word feature, which is a multimedia essay.
We represent the slow food movement of the literary scene. Our diurnal model is a response to the frenzy of the Internet and the glut of content on many sites.
We cover all aspects of the popular culture, from the mundane to the sublime: politics, art, music, literature, film, sex, lifestyle, memoir, current events, and more.
We are a socialist collective. All net proceeds generated by the site—that is, gross revenue minus expenses—are divided into equal shares and paid to our contributors. We published an anthology, The Weeklings: Revolution #1, to generate more funds for our writers. The first payments went out in April, 2014, on our second anniversary.
When we launched on April 17, 2012, our writers wrote once a week, on the same day of every week—hence our name.
For general inquiries, write letters [at] theweeklings [dot] com.
To submit work for our consideration, please query one of the editors. The email format is [firstname] at [theweeklings] dot com. Writing guidelines can be found here.