Op-Ed Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in contributing an Op-Ed to Harlem World Magazine.

We welcome diverse perspectives and thought-provoking content that resonates with Harlem.

Before submitting, please review our guidelines:

1. Topic Relevance: Opinion Editorials (Op-eds) should focus on Harlem issues, concerns, or relevant topics that impact our readership. We prioritize pieces that offer unique insights or propose constructive solutions.

    2. Clarity and Conciseness: Keep your op-ed concise and clear, ideally between 500-1,000 words (if longer reach out to us). Make sure your main points are well-articulated and easy to follow.

    3. Fresh Perspective: We encourage writers to present new angles or personal experiences on familiar topics. Avoid overly technical language or jargon that may alienate general readers.

    4. Originality and Uniqueness: Submissions must be original and not previously published elsewhere, including personal blogs or social media.

    5. Respectful Tone: While opinions can be strong, maintain a respectful tone towards individuals and groups. Avoid inflammatory language or personal attacks.

    6. Fact-Checking and Accuracy: Ensure all claims are supported by credible sources. Opinions should be grounded in verifiable facts (that can fact-checked and proofread).

    7. Submission Format: Send your op-ed as a Word document. Include a brief bio (50-100 words max) and a high-resolution 900×600 photo that reflects what’s written.

    8. Editing and Feedback: Our editorial team may edit submissions for fact-checked, proofread, clarity, style, and length. We will share edits for your approval before publication.

    9. Response Time: We strive to respond to submissions within two weeks depending when received. Feel free to follow up if you haven’t heard back within this timeframe.

    10. Submission Process: Email your op-ed to harlemworldinfo@yahoo.com with the subject line “Op-Ed Submission: [Title of Your Piece]” 30 to 15 days ahead of the month to be published (or the 15th of each month).

    We look forward to reading your submissions and amplifying diverse voices within our community.

    Thank you for contributing to our Harlem dialogue.

    Harlem World Magazine Editorial Team

    Last Updated April 28, 2024.


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    Last Updated January 8, 2024.