Launched 1 February 2010, Thought Catalog is a website dedicated to your stories and ideas.


  1. Thought Catalog contributors should strive to make their writing fun, smart, and creative, i.e., entertaining, journalistic, and literary.
  2. The site should be clean and clutter-free.
  3. We believe all thinking is relevant and strive for a value-neutral editorial policy governed by openness. The more worldviews and rhetorical styles on the site, the better. We want to tell all sides of the story and generate dialogue.
  4. We’re about today. But our mission is also archival. We want to catalog the times for tomorrow.
  5. We want to help shape culture by empowering you to share your ideas and stories with the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thought Catalog?

Thought Catalog is a website dedicated to your stories and ideas. We are run by The Thought & Expression Co., an independently owned and operated U.S media organization. Chris Lavergne is the Publisher and Founder.

Why is your slogan all thinking is relevant?

We believe every act of expression serves a purpose. The all thinking is relevant slogan embodies this inclusive approach to publishing. All voices matter and we strive to empower as many people as possible to stand up and make themselves heard on Thought Catalog.

How do I contact the writer of a certain article?

Head over to their profile page. If the writer wants to be contacted by email, you will see a contact button. If they don’t have the contact button enabled, your best bet is to leave a comment on their article.

How do I report offensive or illegal content on Thought Catalog?

At the top of every article next to the writer byline is a flag. Click the flag and identify the problem with the article and it will be reported for review.



Do you allow writers to publish under pseudonyms?

Anonymity is a double-edged sword. It can make us less accountable and less empathetic to the impact of our actions. By freeing us from consequences, it can bring out the worst in us. But anonymity can also be liberating. Ventriloquism can expand our creative horizons by allowing us to experiment with different identities or provide a safe space to talk about sensitive issues. At Thought Catalog, we accept pseudonyms and anonymous submissions but discourage hiding behind a mask merely for the sake of hiding.

How do I contribute to Thought Catalog?

Fill out the submission form. If you don’t hear back from anyone, try reaching out to your favorite contributor. If all else fails, email the publisher. Operational limitations often lead to submissions never making it to the site, but if you’re persistent (and polite), we’ll do our best to get it live for you.

Are you hiring? Can I send you my resume?

Many of our staff were active on the site either as a community contributor or in the comments section. So the best way to get our attention is to submit your stories and ideas here. If you want to apply for a business position, explain why you want to work for Thought Catalog and your core competencies.


Publisher, Chris Lavergne: chris.lavergne@thoughtcatalog.com

Advertising & media kit requests: biz@thoughtcatalog.com

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