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Dear Writer:

The editors of Esquire appreciated the opportunity to read your work. We’re sorry to tell you that it does not fit our needs at this time.

For future submissions, please keep the following in mind:

•Esquire is no longer accepting paper submissions. If you would like to submit a story for publication, please go to and do so electronically.

•We want stories that feel especially timely and urgent and speak to current events and the state of the world around us.

•We cannot consider stories longer than 5,000 words.

•We ask that you use 12-point font, double-spaced. Verdana or Times New Roman preferred. Be sure your name, contact information, story title, and word count are at the top of your document and please remember to number your pages.

•Please direct any questions to


The Editors

Higher Tier


Thank you for sending us "title".

Unfortunately this particular piece was not a right fit for Esquire at this time. We were impressed by your writing and hope you will feel encouraged by this short note and send us something else.

We look forward to reading more.


The Editors of Esquire