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How does it all work?
If you send in an article to [email protected], we will forward it on to the relevant sub-editor. Alternatively you can send the piece straight to the relevant sub editor. If the article is up to standard, the sub editor will work with you to make the article suitable for publication. This could mean cutting the article down to size, editing the piece substantially, or asking you to change of the tone of piece; among other things.
At the time of the deadline, the sub editor will then send the piece over to the senior editors. It is the senior editors who have the final decision over whether or not to publish the piece.
- When emailing through your work, address it to the appropriate person, with a clear subject line. For instance: ‘Article Concerning the Music Industry’.
- Read through your work numerous times. Look out for mistakes in grammar, punctuation and missing words. A sub-editor is more likely to disregard a piece that is lazily written, regardless of content.
- Do your research. Back up your arguments with statistics, attempt to find sources etc.
- Avoid using ‘I’. Chances are the sub-editor will have recieved plenty of ‘comment’ articles already.
- Do not exceed 600 words, unless writing for the website.