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Guidelines For Submitting A Story

Have something to get off your chest? Don’t see an issue you care about being discussed in the news or you see an issue you care about and want to write about it? Turn your thoughts into an opinion piece for Harlem World Magazine readers.

We’re looking for substantive, provocative, well-argued submissions on the wide range of subjects covered including politics, economics, education, arts, health, food, immigration, books, transportation, energy, the environment — anything related to Harlem.

We only have a few spots available each month for contributors, so here’s how to maximize your odds of being selected:

  • Have a clear, forceful opinion. Most published Harlem World pieces will state a position near the top and then make their case.
  • Keep it short. Between 500 and 700 words if written; 1-5 minutes if audio or video.
  • Be timely. Select a topic that is tightly pegged to the news, celebration or issues of the day.
  • Stick to the facts. Include qoutes or hyperlinks to credible nonpartisan news sources and research publications.
  • Review our Editorial Calendar if you need some ideas month-to-month below:

hw-editorial-calendar-582014Submissions should be entirely original to Harlem World (i.e., not submitted or published elsewhere, including on social media). As with all other Harlem World content, Op-ed article will be available for free syndication to any other content organization, website or blog that wants to run them.

Submissions will be selected at the sole discretion of Harlem World editors based on news value, timeliness and variety. They will be edited for clarity, accuracy and style, but editorial staffing will have final say over all content.

We don’t offer compensation for publishing on Harlem World. We do offer the opportunity to help enhance social and civic engagement, and civilize the discourse on politics and policy across Harlem.

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Last Updated November 2018.


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