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Editorial Guidelines

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Thank you for considering submitting your content to Harlem World Magazine (HWM)! We welcome contributions from talented Writers, Photographers, Illustrators, Videographers, and Creators like you.

To ensure a smooth submission process, please review the following guidelines:

Submission Criteria:

  • Originality: We prioritize original content that aligns with the interests and themes of our magazine.

  • Relevance: Articles and photos should be relevant to our local community and resonate with our readership.

  • Quality: We seek well-researched, well-written articles and high-quality photos that align with our editorial standards.

Content Categories:

We accept submissions in the following categories:

  • Features: In-depth articles covering local personalities, events, or issues (750-1,000 words plus).

  • Profiles: Engaging interviews of notable individuals in our community (answer 5 W’s at 50–750 words).

  • Opinion Pieces (Op-Ed): Thought-provoking essays expressing unique perspectives on relevant topics, including politics, culture, and social issues with leaders, legends, and trailblazers (750-1,000 words).

  • How-To Guides: Practical tutorials and instructional articles on DIY project Style, Food, Politics, Business, Travel, Health, Things To Do, and Arts (750 words plus).

Editorial Calendar:

To better align with our upcoming themes and focus areas, please consider the following topics for submission:

Our Editorial Calendar:


  • Cover Story: Harlemites of the Year
  • Editorial Feature: Harlem Great Eats, and Wellness, Fitness & Food
  • Special Sections: Cars: Hot And New
  • Events: Three Kings Parade


  • Cover Story: Harlem History
  • Editorial Feature: African American History Month and Harlem Wine Guide
  • Special Sections: Fashion Week/Wedding
  • Events: Who’s the Boss


  • Cover Story: Women’s History Month
  • Editorial Feature: Best of Harlem 
  • Special Sections:  Food & Bar
  • Events: Harlem Restuarant Week


  • Cover Story: Jazz Month / Harlem Jazz Guide
  • Editorial Feature:  Vacation & Travel 
  • Special Sections: Summer Education & Green Guide
  • Events: Harlem Retail Month


  • Cover Story:  Harlem Nightlife
  • Editorial Feature: Harlem Home Living
  • Special Sections: Mother Memories And Summer Travel Guide
  • Events: Family Arts Festival


  • Cover Story: Black Music Month
  • Editorial Feature: Wellness, Fitness & Food
  • Special Sections: “Summer Style: Must-Have Fashion and Beauty Trends”
  • Events: Summerstage


  • Cover Story: Harlem Book Guide
  • Editorial Feature: Eat & Read
  • Special Sections: Book Marketplace
  • Events: Harlem Book Fair


  • Cover Story: Leaders, Legends & Trailblazers
  • Editorial Feature: Technology and Fashion
  • Special Sections:  Car Guide and Fall Education
  • Events: Harlem Week, San Gigilo Festival


  • Cover Story: Harlem Arts Guide
  • Editorial Feature:  Fashion, Diabetes Month, Harlem Anniversary and Arts & Culture
  • Special Sections:  Destination Wedding, Health & Fitness, A Taste Of Harlem
  • Events: Harlem Fashion Week, Harlem Business Summit, African American Day Parade,


  • Cover Story:  Harlem Fashion Week Cover
  • Editorial Feature:  Breast Cancer Awareness 
  • Special Sections: Women’s Health and Winter Travel
  • Events: Hispanic Heritage Month


  • Cover Story: Restaurant & Bars
  • Editorial Feature:  Great Food and Fashion
  • Special Sections:  Top Harlem Dentist  
  • Events: Elections, Harlem Mile/NY Marathon


  • Cover Story:  Harlem Holiday
  • Editorial Feature:  Shop Harlem, AIDS/HIV Awareness, Kwanzaa
  • Special Sections: The Gift of Giving, Holiday Food, Best Cars Awards
  • Events: Tree Lighting Ceremony

Please check back for HWM events, podcasts, and more updates. 

How to Submit Articles:

  1. Prepare Your Article: Ensure your article is polished, proofread, and formatted according to our guidelines (HWM uses Grammarly).

  2. Include a Pitch: Along with your article, include a brief pitch outlining the key points and relevance to our readers.

  3. Submission Format: Attach your article as a Word document (with links).

  4. Bio and Contact Information: Include a short bio (1-2 sentences) and your contact information with your submission.

How to Submit Photos:

  1. High-Quality Images: We accept high-resolution photographs that capture the essence of our local community and events.

  2. Include Photo Details: Provide captions and context for each submitted photo.

  3. Submission Format: Send your photos as JPEG or PNG files, labeled clearly with descriptions (900×600 pixels).

Submission Process:

  • Email: Send your submission to with the subject line “Submission: [Title of Your Article/Photo].”

  • Response Time: We strive to respond to submissions within a week after reading the submission several times and having editorial department meetings. If you haven’t heard from us within this period, feel free to follow up.

Rights and Compensation:

  • Rights: By submitting your content, you grant HWM the right to publish your work on our platform.

  • Compensation: We offer exposure and recognition to our contributors. Please note that compensation may vary based on the nature and scope of the submission.

Stay Connected:

For updates on submission opportunities, writing tips, and community highlights, follow us on social media @harlemworldmagazine.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and showcasing your talent in our magazine! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Us. Thank you for being part of our creative community.

Click here for Op-Ed Submission Guidelines.


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Last Updated January 8, 2024.