Write For Us Object Lessons essays are roughly 1,500 – 2,000 words, published online at The Atlantic.Object Lessons books are roughly 25,000 – 30,000 words, published in print and electronic formats and internationally distributed by Bloomsbury. You don't have to write both, but composing an essay is a great way to try on a book idea, and book authors are invited to write an essay along the way. The Atlantic pays a fee for every essay. Modest book advances are available for working writers and accomplished authors. Want to write one? Let us know! Please note: Object Lessons is actively publishing, but due to a large volume of pitches already received, we are not accepting new submissions at this time.