Mary D'Ambrosio

Journalist • Professor • Editorial Consultant

Big World Magazine

Storytelling about Places




Just because McDonald's and Nike have staked out the choicest spots on the world’s main streets doesn’t mean whole neighborhoods have homogenized, that dinner conversations cut the same way in Kansas and Karachi, or that you'll never again find fresh ways to journey, think, create, explore or dress.



That's why we've started Big World. We reject the popular idea that people only care about what happens in their neighborhood -- and that we already understand all we need to about other places, anyway.



We help our readers delve into new voyages and ideas, and global cultural developments and trends, via evocative stories, voices, video and art.


Want to contribute? We're in search of strong narrative journalism about places, whether through writing, photography, videography, or a combination of these.

If we accept your piece, we’ll promote your correspondent's bio, feature your ad, and, if you'd like us to syndicate your work, pay you 50% of any syndication earnings. Plus follow you on Twitter, and sing your praises to everyone we know.



© 1990-2017 Mary D'Ambrosio. All rights reserved.


We're seeking queries and submissions for:


BIG SHOT Photos, illustrations, videos and brief documentaries that tell stories about places;

VOICES Audio clips that take us there;

CULTURE Reported stories from the ground;

JOURNEY Unforgettable odysseys;

PROBE Investigations into travel abuses or scams;

FAR FLUNG Life in remote or under-the-radar places;

PEOPLE Amazing profiles;

FEST Show us an unusual celebration;

EAT Explore cuisines;

COMMENT Essays of protest and ideas.




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