Want to see your writing or art in the pages of AMP and on our website for all your friends to see? Well, that’s convenient because we want to publish you! Email us a pitch (writing) or send us your portfolio (art/photography) at ampatutd@gmail.com. Also fill out our interest form here and follow us on social media to stay up to date on when our issues are published and when we have pitch meetings.

If you have any questions about the publishing process, read the FAQ below and then send any remaining questions to us via email or ask them in the AMP Discord server. Our expert team of extremely qualified editors is here to help!

FAQ

Will I Get Paid?

Yes! All writers and designers are paid based on how many articles/illustrations/photos they contribute.

How Often Does AMP Publish?

We publish one print issue per month during the school year, along with online exclusives published between issues.

How Do I Become An Artist For AMP?

Applications for Staff Designers (photography, illustration, layout design) open at the beginning of Fall semester, and will sometimes be open at the beginning of Spring semester. We’re currently hiring artists! To apply, just email us with your name, netID, and portfolio.

How Do I Become A Writer For AMP?

Any currently enrolled UTD student can pitch an article to us, either by email or by coming to a pitch meeting. However, if you choose to pitch to us through email you’ll probably be asked to come to a pitch meeting anyway just to talk it over in depth.

Pitches don’t have to be long or detailed. A few sentences summarizing your idea will work. If your pitch is approved, you’ll be asked to send in a full outline, and then a first draft within roughly two weeks of our monthly pitch meeting.

How Do Pitch Meetings Work?

Pitch meetings are where we discuss ideas and plans for the upcoming issue, and they’re open to anyone interested in contributing to the magazine. You don’t have to bring a full PowerPoint presentation on your idea, just be prepared to answer questions and receive feedback.

What Kind Of Writing Does AMP Publish?

AMP publishes opinion and satire writing. Opinion pieces can either be 1000-1200 words or 1800-2200 words, and satire pieces always run 1000-1200 words.

Opinions should have a strong, clear, and unique argument. Everyone already knows that Rogue One is the best Star Wars movie! We’re looking for hot and spicy takes like “How George Lucas’s Divorce Ruined The Prequel Trilogy”.

Satire pieces must be actually satirical (e.g., uses humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to criticize something or someone), not just a funny article. But it should also be funny! If you’re not sure what qualifies as satire, check out our older satire pieces for reference.

Can I Submit An Essay I Wrote For Class?

We’re happy to have you write a piece for us based on almost any topic you’ve researched or have an opinion about. However, we strongly discourage submitting academic essays verbatim, as the writing styles of AMP pieces and academic essays are very different. You can still submit a piece on a topic you’ve written an essay about, we just suggest you write a new piece in a more casual style or consult an editor about modifying your existing essay to fit our style.