Contribute — The Shovel

Contribute to The Shovel

The Shovel has a team of 4,000 full-time writers at our head office in the Cayman Islands, but we do also publish freelance submissions. We pay $$$ for published articles and headlines.

Got an idea? Follow the guidelines below:

  • The headline is the most important bit. It has to work in its own right. We can’t stress this enough.
  • Put the headline in the subject heading (eg SUBMISSION: “HEADLINE HERE”) and email it to
  • If you don’t want us to use your name, let us know.
  • Articles exposing the subversive communist undertones of Peppa Pig should be sent to The Australian.
  • By sending us your submission, you give us permission to edit your article and publish it in any format.
  • We try to get back to as many people as possible with a mock-polite rejection letter, but if we don’t, please don’t be offended. If you don’t hear from us within 2 weeks, assume that your piece won’t be published.