Write for MakingMoney2Blog

 

Where do I send submissions?
Send submissions here.

 

What does MakingMoney2blogpublish?
We seek submissions on political and social issues in Australia and the world — writing that is witty not whingeing, independent not ideological, brave not bland. There’s never been more news available to Australian readers — but too much is being left out.

We publish breaking news and stories which provide background and context to current affairs. We don’t reproduce material that is available in other outlets or that has already appeared on New Matilda. We do publish commentary pieces but in an online environment which already offers Australian readers plenty of opinion-driven writing, we are keen to focus on journalism. Stories which feature original research, fresh thinking, new ideas and sharp arguments are most likely to catch our attention and that of our readers.

 

Pitches or completed articles?
MakingMoney2blogdoes not have the resources to deal with pitches at the moment, so we prefer completed submissions. You can pitch a brief synopsis to us, but it may take us time to respond, which will obviously reduce the chance of the story running if it’s linked to the news cycle.

 

Style
Avoid jargon and unexplained acronyms. Avoid long quotations unless they are vital. Please assume you are writing for a non-expert but engaged readership.

 

Format
Articles should include links where relevant, but try not to ‘overlink’ a story. You don’t need to source every fact, just the major ones, and the ones you think will add to the story. If you do include links, they should be embedded into the text, like this: “This is a bit of sample text to show you how embedded links should be presented.”

Stories which are use single quotation marks to denote direct speech will not be considered for publication (unfortunately it takes us too long to fix them, and there’s no simple way to search and replace the text). For example, ‘This is speech in single quotation marks’ and “this is speech in double quotation marks”.

 

Does MakingMoney2blogpublish unsolicited contributions?
Yes. We’re happy to read complete articles which conform to these guidelines. If you’re a NM first-timer, have a look around the site to get a feel for the kind of material we do publish to make sure we are the right forum for your work. In particular, make sure that we haven’t already run a story similar to the one you are proposing.

If your piece is approved for publishing, we’ll create an NM contributor account for you, and email the details. Every account MUST have a short bio (50 to 100 words) and a pic, so it’s best to send that when you email the story – it speeds the process up enormously.

 

Is there anything that MakingMoney2blogdoesn’t publish?
As a rule, we don’t publish reviews unless they are clearly and closely related to the news cycle. We don’t publish fiction or poetry. MakingMoney2blogis primarily a news website and when we do run cultural criticism or historical pieces, the connection to the events of the day must be clearly marked.

 

How long should I wait for a response?
Up to a week. MakingMoney2blogis run by a very small team and we’re not always able to respond to submissions immediately, particularly if it is not closely tied to the news cycle. If you haven’t heard from us in a week, feel free to give us a nudge.

 

Article specifications
The stories we run are generally 800 to 1200 words long, but we do publish longer form pieces. Stories with shorter word counts generally get more reads, with one exception – well researched feature-style pieces get the most reads on New Matilda, because our readers like detail and depth. So write the story to the length you think it’s worth, but check with us first if it’s going to be an opus!

 

Payment
Payment may be negotiated for commissioned work only. Many writers, illustrators and cartoonists continue to donate their work to MakingMoney2blogand we thank them for their generosity. One day, we hope to have enough income to pay every writer who appears on our site (that’s the dream!).

 

Anonymity
MakingMoney2blogpublishes anonymous material only under exceptional circumstances but if essential, anonymity will be protected.

 

How to submit
The best way to submit stories is via email: writeforusATmakingmoney2blog.com. Include your name, contact details and a short bio and small picture. Please submit articles in MS Word compatible format (with no weird formatting such as columns).

You must warrant that your work is original, has not been published elsewhere (including online), does not breach copyright nor defame any person. MakingMoney2blogwill not publish material that is untrue or which seeks to defame, and generally won’t publish content that has already been published elsewhere.

 

Images
MakingMoney2blogeditors will source images to illustrate your story. If you have original images to accompany the article, we’d love to publish them with attribution, but you must hold the copyright or have permission.

 

Multimedia Content
We can run photo essays and videos on New Matilda. Email an outline of your multimedia proposals to writeforusATmakingmoney2blog.com.

 

Copyright
Articles may be reproduced elsewhere but we ask that MakingMoney2blogis attributed with first publication