Unpacked wants you to write for our Gen Z Voices series. Here’s how to submit pitches

We’re looking to expand our team of freelance writers for our new “Gen Z Voices” series, highlighting your experiences and perspectives.

Unpacked strives to be a platform that is for Gen Z, by Gen Z. 

We’re looking to expand our talented team of freelance writers for our new “Gen Z Voices” series, which will highlight your experiences on campus or as recent graduates, cultural commentaries, and reflections on what it means to be Jewish in 2024. 

We’re looking for articles that “unpack” your perspective on some element of Judaism or Israel that Gen Z is thinking about. Your article should add to current conversations Gen Z is having and/or address the challenges young Jews face today. 

Here’s how you can write for us!

How to pitch Unpacked

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To get a sense for the kind of content we’re looking for, check out Unpacked’s website and specifically, our Gen Z Voices page. Please think about topics we haven’t covered and how your own experiences fit into that.

If you have an idea that you think would be a great fit for Unpacked, send your pitch email to Please include “Gen Z Voices Pitch” in the subject line.

Share a bit about who you are, a brief description of what you’d like to write for us and why you think it would resonate with our Jewish Gen Z audience. Please also share information about your writing background, including links to any published articles.

If you’ve already written a draft at any stage, share that with your pitch email — our preferred length for Gen Z Voices articles is between 800-1,500 words, though it depends on the article. However, we strongly encourage you to pitch us before starting to write your article.

What kind of work is Unpacked looking for?

People walk by New York University (NYU) as tensions between supporters of Israel, Palestinians and even Hamas increase on college campuses across the nation on October 30, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Unpacked is looking for pitches that tap into issues, challenges or experiences that are relevant to Jewish Gen Z. We aim to highlight a broad spectrum of perspectives from a diverse group of authors. 

Articles could focus on issues such as Jewish identity, pop culture and Jewish representation, religion, Israel, antisemitism, mental health and university campuses.

Articles can focus on issues pertaining to the global Jewish population or your specific college campus or city, but they should hold relevance for a broad Jewish Gen Z audience. 

We aim to publish articles that go beyond one person’s perspective by incorporating the broader context — i.e., how your point of view relates to broader trends, issues or pop culture; relevant statistics/surveys; or Gen Z experiences. 

You can (and in many cases, should) use your personal experiences as a jumping-off point to offer helpful advice or support to Gen Z who may be going through a similar situation. To sum up, your article should make clear how your personal experiences relate to the larger conversations Gen Z are having.

At Unpacked, we aim to publish articles that are nuanced, thoughtful and address the complexity of the world around us. We’d love for you to take a point of view, but please do so in a nuanced and thoughtful way.

Here are some examples from the Gen Z Voices series for inspiration:

Does Unpacked pay?

Unpacked pays all contributors for their work — rates will be determined based on word count, content style and deadline upon acceptance. 

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