Working journalist. Emerging writer. Talented student. We are always eager to find and support strong and unique voices
The WIP wants to hear from writers that can report and share local and world events. We value personal news stories from our writers' daily lives. We seek the global news that can reach far beyond any border.
Click here to download a copy of The WIP Writer Guidelines.
Below is our criteria for considering new submissions:
Local Stories with Global Significance
Our stories must have global reach and appeal to a wide variety of readers.
Our best stories offer compelling personal perspectives that help frame the issues discussed. By using personal perspectives as a way to introduce global issues, our readers are able to connect with the story and understand how we are all inter-connected. This also includes quotes and commentary from experts, leaders in the field, activists and stake-holders.
We seek a wide variety of topics to be published in our sections: Arts & Culture, Economy, Education, Politics, Science, Technology and The World.
We strive to offer the "story behind the story" that gives our readers the context behind the news bites favored in mainstream media. We want to help our readers understand the complexities behind global events and issues.
We hope to set The WIP's brand of journalism apart from that which is published in mainstream media by offering powerful, compelling and factually solvent feature articles.
We publish fact-based editorials – our stories combine hard data (facts, statistics, etc.) to support the article's main thesis with personal perspectives. Fact-based editorials must provide references for each factual assertion, either as a footnote or as an inserted link in parenthesis after each fact listed. This allows our fact-checker to quickly and efficiently verify the facts in your article.
We highly encourage that you submit a detailed pitch to us before submitting a complete article for our consideration. Each pitch should be between 100-200 words, listing the issue(s) to be covered, the article's main thesis or assertion, facts to be used that will support your thesis, and the personal perspective(s) that you will use to frame the issue - including a list of the people you will interview (experts, activists, stake-holders, etc.).
Simply put, The WIP seeks quality writing that will:
- provide rich and diverse opinions
- illuminate the issues
- generate quality debate
- enhance human interaction
The WIP's editorial team strongly encourages interested writers to read our exclusive articles before submitting to become familiar with our style and what we look for in our featured articles.
So let us hear from you. Please submit the following documents:
- Cover Letter that clearly identifies your areas of interest and how you envision contributing to The WIP.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications. Even if you have not yet been published, we still encourage you to submit.
- Analytic or Opinion Pieces, previously unpublished, 750-1500 words in length and fitting into any of our sections. Longer pieces will be considered and if published, may be published as a multi-part series. All factual and/or reference sources used by the writer must be documented and submitted with the piece.
- Be sure to label each document clearly with your first name, last name, and country of residence. All documents should be sent in one of the following file formats:
- .rtf (Rich Text Format)
- .doc (Microsoft Word)
- .txt (Text)
If you would like to submit an article in a language other than English, please include in your pitch in what language you will be submitting your article.
We look forward to reading your unique, courageous, and challenging work! All submissions will be acknowledged within 3 business days.
To learn more about The WIP style or to submit your work, please contact:
Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
+1 831 647 6568
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