Pembroke Politics’ contributions page is an outlet for staff and students at Pembroke to share political ideas and analysis. If you’re interested in writing for us, below is a brief description of the criteria for articles and how to go about submitting your own.
Criteria for articles
- It should be on a topical issue. This doesn’t mean it needs to come straight from the front page – considered pieces about older or long-term issues and their reverberations in / relevance to today’s society are fine.
- It should be between around 800 to 1,400 words.
- We can afford for a more academic tone than the student papers, but we don’t want to make it cumbersome or too much of a task to read our contributions. Try to strike a balance, and present a complex issue in an interesting way.
- The best articles are: (a) ones where you have to leave your bedroom – for example an interview or an investigation, or (b) pieces on an area of your expertise, produced in an understandable way.
- Try and include some pictures to dot through the article. You must, however, have permission to use these pictures. Either use your own or see here for advice on finding copyright-free photos.
How to submit an article
- We’ve made it as easy as possible for articles to be submitted. Once your article is ready, you can do one of two things:
- Register on the website here. It is important you register with a working email address so we can contact you. After you’ve registered, you can submit the article using the ‘Posts‘ feature of the website. It can be worth notifying a member of the PemPol committee that you’ve submitted an article.
- You can email a Word document to any of the individuals found on the ‘Meet the team‘ page.
- Once we’ve got your article, an editor will then review your article, format it according to our procedure and ask you whether you accept the changes. If so, it will be published shortly afterwards.