About The Inquirist

The Inquirist magazine is the premier source for thoughtful soft journalism, timely newsbits, and life lessons. Founded in 2018, it will probably at some point have over 100k daily readers and have so much influence.  It is our pledge to you that we will work tirelessly for the website, delivering top-notch content forever. For updates, follow The Inquirist on Instagram (@theinquirist) and Facebook and twitter, what the hell.


We’re proud to have showcased many talented, funny writers and their work on our site. If you’d like to submit an article for consideration, please read submission guidelines below:

  • Email us with the title of your piece in the subject headline. Put author name and a short (~two sentences) bio in the email body to submissions@inquiristmag.com.
  • Kindly send a Word document file.
  • Our articles are generally more than 300 words and generally less than 800.
  • We are not interested in pieces that have already been published elsewhere.
  • The Inquirist is best for clean pieces, but we’ll consider anything if it’s funny.
  • For the kinds of things we love, see the Cream of The Crop.

We will read your piece and get back to you within a week. If we don’t, feel free to resubmit.


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Nate Odenkirk — (@onenatehundred) is doing his best to write everyday. Nate is also the creator of Outsider Sports, the first-ever sports network for non-sports fans. He is a contributor for The Chicago Genius-Herald and is a staff writer for Word Brothel, and has written for The New Yorker for good measure. Nate’s five-part radio play Summer in Argyle is in the works. His hobbies are eBay.



Ari Mostow—  (@ari_mostow) is a hardworking young lad who strives to deliver funny jokes to families all across America. He serves as the managing editor of Northwestern University’s official satirical news publication, The Flipside; writes for The Deep End, a comedy journalism show on his campus; and performs standup when nobody’s looking. His writing has not appeared in the New Yorker.


nathan-mostow-file-photo.pngNathan Mostow — (@nmostow) is a recent graduate of Northwestern University, even though he never returned any of the books he borrowed from the campus library. He lives in Los Angeles, where he interns at a literary agency. In his spare time, he performs stand-up comedy, writes scripts, and steals his neighbors’ Amazon packages and blames it on his other neighbors.



Billy O’Handley— (@whothehelltookbillyohandley) Billy O’Handley is truly a guy among men. He is responsible for parts of the metric system, and started the Peloponnesian War. Billy is also the head writer of Northwestern’s The Deep End, a writer for The Flipsideand Sherman Ave, and a mediocre lover. In his spare time, he is the commissioner of Major League Baseball. 


Check out our other projects:

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Outsider Sports Network (OSN): OSN endeavors to provide top quality sports commentary and news from reputable uninformed sources. A summer 2018 project by Nate Odenkirk, with frequent contributions from Nathan Mostow and Ari Mostow, it “leveled the playing field” as the only sports network for non sports fans.

RQRich Quick: Join inmates Nate Odenkirk and Ari Mostow as they come up with financial crimes they promise to never commit. The only podcast mandated by a court order!




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The Sell-You-Stuff (SYS) Network: SYS is the first-ever shopping channel to be a well-rounded entertainment network. Join hosts Nate Odenkirk and Ari Mostow as they Sell You Stuff™ in original news, religious, sitcom, and educational programming, and lots more. Truly the future of the straight-to-television retail experience.


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Cousins: a limited run podcast with cousins Nate and Keenan Odenkirk. They’ll explore topics around cousinhood, thanksgiving, and more all while being joined by interesting guests who can shed light on the bond that only cousins can share. The internet’s only podcast by cousins, for cousins, about cousins. Coming in 2020.


Summer in Argyle: a five-part radio play by Nate Odenkirk about the sleepy Ohio township of Argyle during the summer months. A tragic lawn dart mishap, a heated political campaign, and a man searches relentlessly for his lost metal detector. Coming in 2021.

Thank you for reading our jokes! ♦