Alicia McCarthy, untitled, ceramic plate, 2015.

As It Ought to Be is a progressive forum which hopes to encourage humane thought and action related to contemporary political and cultural matters. We’re always interested in adding to our stellar body of regular contributors and also frequently feature guest columnists.

We are currently not accepting unsolicited submissions. 

Work that has originally appeared in AIOTB has been reprinted in such venues as the Boston GlobeCounterpunchHuffington Post, The Good Men Project, and has been listed as a “notable essay” in Best American Essays 2015 . We welcome reprint inquiries and are always excited to see an extended reach of the talent and thoughtfulness of our contributors. There is no charge for reprints, all we ask is that AIOTB is credited as the original publisher with a hyperlink (when possible) back to the post at our site.

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