The Boston Occupier considers submissions from anyone. Whether you’re a trained journalist or a first-time writer, we will give your work due consideration for publication on bostonoccupier.com (and potentially in the print edition).
All content published is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike-NonCommercial License. This means that people are free to use your work for their own projects so long as they attribute the original work to you, and release their work under the same type of license.
In order to make sure that your work is sent to the proper editor, go over each of the categories below and see which best applies to your work.
News stories local to New England, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
This includes, but is not limited to, local stories which deal with economic disenfranchisement, stories about social justice, environmental justice, food justice, local activism, interviews, and investigative reports.
These pieces should generally be between 400-1200 words in length, depending on the nature of the story. For print consideration, longer pieces will likely require planning in advance.
If you have contacted us with a story or to cover an event, and will not be able to make those deadlines, it is crucial that you call/email to inform us of this.
In order to prevent multiple people from writing about the same thing, send us an email a week before the event is to take place so that we know you’ll be writing about it.
Since these stories will be much more difficult for us to verify, sourcing your claims and interview subjects will be crucial in writing these. Cite your sources in the article submission. These will not be published, but will be kept on hand in the event that the validity of the facts are disputed.
These pieces should fall between about 400-1200 words in length, depending on the nature of your story. Any original research or analysis will need a list of cited sources accompanying the submission in order to be considered for publication on the website or in print.
We are open to publishing opinion pieces on current issues. All pieces will be considered for publication independent of ideology or position taken.
We require that the argument presented be coherent (only one thesis is argued), well-reasoned (all inferences are based on evidence), and respectful.
Opinions that are insightful and/or provide a unique or overlooked perspective will be given much more weight than those which do not. We recommend writing an outline to ensure that your argument has a clear, easy-to-follow progression.
Include a list of cited sources for any factual evidence used, and keep the piece to 800 words or less.
All opinions should be submitted to email@example.com.
All photographs should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All photos submitted require the consent of the photographer in order to be considered for use on our website and especially for publication. If you think one of your photos will/could make it into the print edition, having a Raw image file ready beforehand will be a boon to not only you but our editors who work on the print publication’s layout.
Photo series/galleries will also be considered for publication on the website, so long as those photos are of an Occupy Boston event that you think would be visually interesting for our readers. All photos should be accompanied by properly formatted captions with attributions (i.e Photo by: ‘x’).
The Boston Occupier is interested in publishing and printing political cartoons. Contact email@example.com for details.