Grow By Ginkgo Magazine Is Accepting Pitches/ How To Submit (Pay: $1 per word)

Feb 24, 2024by Kelechi Okoro0

Grow by Ginkgo is a magazine dedicated to telling creative stories about synthetic biology. With a focus on exploring the potential and impact of synthetic biology, Grow invites storytellers to delve into the realms of science, technology, society, and imagination.

The theme for the 2024 issue is ‘Networks’, inviting contributors to explore the intricate interplay between artificial and biological networks shaping our past, present, and future.


Submission Guidelines For Grow By Ginkgo Magazine

  • Grow seeks a variety of formats including Dialogues, Q&As, Reportage, Essays, Histories, Science Fiction, and stories about equitable futures.
  • Submissions should align with the magazine’s focus on synthetic biology and explore the values driving the field’s evolution.
  • Contributors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with past Grow stories and indicate the format for their prospective piece in their pitch.
  • They want stories that blend scientific and technical insights with social and political perspectives.
  • Imaginative pieces that challenge existing paradigms and envision better biological futures are acceptable.
  • Contributions that fuel conversations among scientists, builders, designers, educators, and policymakers within the synthetic biology community, are also acceptable.
  • They don’t want submissions lacking relevance to synthetic biology or the theme of the issue.
  • They also don’t want pieces that fail to explore the values and implications of synthetic biology or works that do not align with Grow’s tone and style.


How to Submit

  • Email pitches to [email protected], ensuring clarity on the story’s relevance to Grow by Ginkgo and attaching examples of previous work.
  • Submissions should articulate the narrative, its alignment with Grow’s ethos, and the intended format.
  • For further details, contributors can visit Grow’s website or contact the editorial team via email.
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Keep in mind that Grow Magazine may not respond to all submissions unless accepted for publication.


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Eligibility Criteria


  • Writers with a strong understanding of synthetic biology and related fields.
  • Contributors capable of crafting engaging and thought-provoking narratives.
  • Submissions must adhere to the provided pitch guidelines.
  • There is no entry fee.


Author Rights


Authors retain the rights to their work, granting them the right to publish it in the magazine. Grow may use the piece for promotional purposes and authorize single-copy reproductions for academic use.


Pay Rates


Rates vary based on the scope of the project and the author’s experience. However, contributors are typically compensated on a project-based fee averaging $1+ per published word.



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