Welcome! We’re glad you found us — thanks for your interest in what’s going on here at Grotto Network.

Here at Grotto, we work with a variety of creative and talented freelance writers to compose our editions and supplemental content. We cover topics related to navigating adulthood, making an impact, and seeking a deeper purpose. The best way to get a feel for our voice is to spend some time reading through our stories and articles. You don’t have to be Catholic to write for Grotto. We’re a community of creatives united by the desire to seek more out of life — whether that’s our career, finances, health, wellness, or our faith lives. So if you want to be part of that, this is a great place to contribute.

If our style and areas of content are a fit for you, we invite you to sign up for our writers’ list! Once a month, we send out an open call for pitches that connect to our upcoming edition theme. Sign up below to have this newsletter delivered to your inbox!

If you have any questions, send an email to Jessie McCartney to receive the edition description.

A note about submitting:

  • Please introduce yourself (background, areas of interest, or expertise) and include links to other published pieces you can offer as writing samples. 
  • Submit pieces via Word document attachment or Google doc link.
  • Grotto will not consider submissions that have appeared elsewhere (in print or online, including personal blogs). 
  • Word count is flexible — of far more importance is the quality of writing and the ability to carry reader interest through the whole story. That said, most of our pieces fall into a range of 600–1,000 words. 
  • Due to volume, it may take a few weeks for you to receive a response.
  • The best way to contribute a meaningful piece to Grotto is to be familiar with what we publish. We are not looking for academic or theological insights — we are interested in content that takes life seriously for our generation and reveals what’s important about the interior life. Write an interesting story that you’d like to read!
  • We pay competitive rates for accepted submissions.

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