“Science,” Isaac Asimov once wrote, “gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” Asimov’s words have never been more true than in our time.

At ORBITER Magazine, we invite you to ponder the science of meaning, and the meaning of science. We are a multi-platform network for publishing and promoting ideas at the frontiers of human knowledge and understanding. We connect audiences with content that matters. We highlight scientific research on the big questions from cosmology to compassion, and from philosophy to photons.
The mission of ORBITER Magazine is threefold:
To spread information about new and emerging discoveries that advance scientific knowledge and bear on questions of value, meaning, or morality.
To provide resources on a select group of topics so that students, teachers, journalists, policymakers, and people from all walks of life can find an accessible and reliable library of information matters of concern to us all.
To elevate and enrich the public conversation about science, meaning, and morality. Orbiter seeks to bring accuracy, balance, and humility to a conversation about ideas that are often mischaracterized and misunderstood.
The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind. Encouraging civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, theologians, and the public at large, the foundation seeks to spur curiosity and accelerate discovery.
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Write for ORBITER
ORBITER welcomes well-written non-fiction that reflects the site’s mission. A familiarity with what we have published so far is the best guide to what we’re looking for. Manuscripts should be submitted, in English, as a Word document or PDF; shorter pieces can be included in the body of the email. We discourage footnotes. Submissions should include author information. All submissions will be reviewed by ORBITER’s editors but we cannot guarantee a response in every case. We do not publish fiction or poetry. In some cases, previously published material may be acceptable.
Blog posts typically run from 500-750 words, while articles can be up to 3,500 words. In all cases, jargon should be avoided. A cover note giving a brief summary of the article or blog post should be included, along with the author’s contact and biographical information.
In particular, we welcome pitches in the following categories:

  • Personal essays by professional scientists and philosophers on the search for answers to life’s big questions
  • Excerpts from newly published books that address questions of science and meaning (no self-published work, please)
  • Interviews with researchers and scientists (including graduate students) on current work that sheds light on the human condition

We also welcome pitches from writers interested in being regular contributors of blogs or articles.

To pitch a story idea to ORBITER, send a brief cover note and attached file (Word or PDF) to orbitermag@polymath.io.