Help Wanted: Contribute to Grid's Monthly Dispatch

Grid is seeking contributors for our monthly backpage essay, "Dispatch." These personal essays offer a window into the worlds of people trying to live more sustainable lives, whether they're lamenting the melancholia of harvest time or the battle with their spouse over leaving the lights on. Keep in mind, these are personal essays, not editorials. Humor and heartfelt musings welcome.

If you're interested, please send an email (with a short pitch outlining your idea) to me ( If you have clips, please include those as well. **Update: Please include "Dispatch Pitch" in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you're looking for inspiration, here are a few of our favorites: