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Are you full of ideas and stories that fit with the neo-vintage style and the way news works around the world? Do you have a knack for finding interesting stories, telling personal stories, or starting conversations with ideas that make people think? If so, please get in touch with Shifted Magazine!
Since its start in 2019, Shifted Magazine has grown into a hub for new global news and a safe place for unique stories. We think that the most important thing about our magazine is the different opinions and experiences of the people who write for it. These are real people who are not just observers of the things they write about.
Your contributions are what make Shifted a rich tapestry of points of view, whether you are a seasoned journalist, a new writer, or someone with an interesting story to share. Our posts are proof of how creative, smart, and determined we are to find interesting material all the time.
Here is everything you need to know about how to write for Shifted Magazine. Everything we’ve laid out is meant to make it easier for you to go from being a passionate writer to a published contributor. This includes submission rules, style tips, editorial processes, and testimonies of past contributors.
Now, take a step into the world of powerful stories with Shifted Magazine. We’re more than just a magazine; we’re a community where every voice and story is heard and where creativity can be found. Thank you for thinking about writing for our magazine. Let’s make something amazing together!
Contribution Guidelines for Shifted Magazine
We value the different ideas and experiences that each contributor to Shifted Magazine brings to our site. Here are some important rules to follow to make sure that your proposal fits with our values and editorial standards. If you follow these rules, not only will your submission be better, but it will also have a better chance of being published in our magazine.
Preferred Topics and Themes:
- Investigations: Explore historical topics, social issues, and little-talked-about subjects in the neo-vintage and lifestyle fields.
- Personal Narratives: Share your unique life experiences, stories of personal growth, or trips that changed your life that will connect with a lot of people.
- Opinion Pieces: We’d love to read comments that make you think about current lifestyle trends, digital culture, home improvement, and other similar subjects.
- Creative Explorations: We want to read a lot of different kinds of creative writing, from funny stories to sad songs to made-up stories.
- Innovative Ideas: Submissions that talk about new technologies, digital marketing strategies, or business possibilities that are just starting out are highly valued.
Style and Tone:
- Authentic Voice: Stay true to the way you normally write, whether it’s analytical, funny, critical, or thoughtful.
- Engaging and Insightful: Question the way things are and give new ideas on familiar topics.
- Flexible Length: We like writing that is thorough and well-developed. It doesn’t matter how many words you use; what matters most is how deep and good the topic is.
- Preparation: Include your full name, a brief bio, contact information, and the title of your submission.
- Format: Submit your work in .doc or .docx format.
- Where to Send: Email your submissions to Contribute@shiftedmag.com. For pitches, a concise proposal is sufficient.
- Pre-Submission Discussion: You can talk about your thoughts before you write the whole thing. This can help you save time and make sure your idea fits with the direction of our magazine.
- Don’t Stress Over Grammar: Even though correct English is valued, don’t let your fear of making mistakes stop you from submitting. Our editors will work with you to make your piece better.
- Avoid Race Reports and Training Techniques: The “why” of running is more important to us than the “how.” We’d rather read about the experience and culture of running than about the technical side of things.
You can help us keep the quality and consistency of Shifted Magazine’s material by following these rules. We can’t wait to read your entries and are excited about the chance to include your unique ideas and stories in our next issues.
Submitting your work to Shifted Magazine is a straightforward process. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or a first-time contributor, we strive to make your experience as smooth as possible. Here’s how you can send us your submissions:
Step-by-Step Submission Process:
- Make sure that your post follows our guidelines for contributors. It needs to be well-written, interesting, and related to our themes.
- Submit your article in a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx format). Please use a standard, readable font like Times New Roman or Arial, 12 pt size.
- At the beginning of your document, include your full name, a short bio (about 50-100 words), your email address, and a contact number (optional). This helps us to know more about you and how to reach you for follow-ups.
- Clearly state the title of your piece and the word count at the top of the document.
- Attach your document to an email. The subject line should be “Submission: [Your Article Title]”. Send it to Contribute@shiftedmag.com.
What Happens Next?
- We will send you an email confirming that we have received your submission. This typically happens within a few days.
- Our editorial team will review your submission. This process may take several weeks, depending on the volume of submissions we receive.
- If your article is chosen to be published, we may get in touch with you to give you feedback and make ideas for changes. Working together is important to make sure the end product is well-written and meets the standards of our magazine.
- Once your article is finalized and approved, we will inform you about the expected publication date.
Policies and Compensation at Shifted Magazine
At Shifted Magazine, we value the contributions of our writers and strive to maintain transparency regarding our policies and compensation practices. Here’s a brief overview:
Content Rights and Usage
- When you submit an article to us, we ask for first publication rights, meaning the piece should be original and unpublished elsewhere.
- After your article is published in Shifted Magazine, the rights revert to you. You’re free to republish the content, but we appreciate an acknowledgment of its first publication in our magazine.
According to our rules, Shifted Magazine does not pay people for their contributions. Our platform gives writers a chance to share their stories, thoughts, and knowledge with a large, interested audience. This increases their exposure and adds to the conversation about important lifestyle issues.
Use for Marketing
We may use published content for promoting Shifted Magazine, including in marketing materials and on social media platforms. This helps increase the reach of your work and our magazine.
Permission for Republishing
We respect the authorship of your work. While we won’t allow third-party publications to reprint your work without your consent, we may use excerpts for promotional purposes.
Shifted Magazine appreciates what each writer brings to the table and wants you to share your unique points of view on our site. Even though we can’t pay you, we believe in the power of community and the effect your work can have on our diverse and interested readers.