Writing - The Mercury rarely publishes unsolicited articles, although you are free to send them with the knowledge that, if published, they would almost certainly need to be revised to suit the format of our paper.
We are also open to queries for brilliant, original feature articles that will be of deep fascination to our readers. If you would like to submit a query, please send a description of your topic, a brief outline of the ways you hope to approach it, a suggested length for the piece, and an explanation of why the story would be a smash hit with our readers. We receive many unsolicited submissions, so don't be offended if we don't immediately respond! Please no phone calls. Email your queries to Editor-in-Chief Wm. Steven Humphrey (email@example.com).