We appreciate any interest in contributing to Dialogue & Discourse.
Our publication seeks to curate well-reasoned pieces that employ formal rhetoric and span the topics of politics, economy, world events, science, technology, history, and others visible on our pages. We are more inclined to accept submissions that are empirically centered, comprised of thoughtful analysis rather than personal assertions.
Please observe the characteristics of the pieces featured on our homepage. Though we certainly encourage unique perspectives and original content, our publication has many standards that must be upheld for a submission to be published. Aspiring contributors are strongly encouraged to read through Medium’s Curation Guidelines if they have not already, as they closely mirror our submission guidelines, and evaluate whether their piece contains the characteristics that qualify or disqualify curation.
If accepted, you will be added as a contributor and notified via a private note or email. We cannot guarantee a reply to every submission given the volume we receive, though an acceptance will certainly be communicated within 1–6 business days. Please ensure that your email address and submission’s link are inputted correctly, as we do not follow up on broken links. Notified contributors do not need to submit forms for future submissions.
While all aspiring contributors are strongly encouraged to review Medium’s Curation Guidelines, several key requirements are outlined below. Please consider them carefully.
Each article must be of a minimum “3 minute read”, approximately 650 words, and include a featured image, at least 1000 px in width. Contributors must not underestimate the risk of copyright infringement for images or other incorporated media and ensure proper citation or licensing is provided. The number of images in a piece may not exceed three.
Pieces must be written with a sense of maturity and be without any profanity, spelling, grammatical, or punctual error. We strongly prefer precise, analytical rhetoric over writing comprised more of personal interjections and assertions. All preview titles must be in Title Case and can not be or have any components that are in all caps. Titles must not have a label or phrase that suggests it is part of a greater series.
We encourage our writers to act with a large amount of autonomy: please consider changing the text style, integrating quotes, or otherwise formatting each article to suit your style and preference, but with reservation. Edits following a piece’s addition to our publication are allowed.
No piece or contributor is exempt from Medium’s Rules and Terms of Service. Contributors own the rights to the content they post; the risks concerning intellectual property, libel, plagiarism, and other legal disputes are therefore shouldered by the author. Articles may be edited or removed from our publication at any time.
All articles must be submitted through Medium, where formats such as PDF or Word Documents will not be reviewed. While drafts are preferred, existing pieces are perfectly fine for submission.
The following tags are strongly encouraged and their inclusion will increase a submission’s chance of acceptance. They are listed in order of the topic pages in our banner, from left to right: [News, America, USA, United States], [News, World, Europe, China, Foreign Policy, History], [Politics], [Economy, Economics, Finance, Business], [Energy, Climate Change, Environment], [Technology, Startup], [Science, Artificial Intelligence]. Accepted submissions will be distributed to our topic pages by their tags. Other tags are certainly welcome and will aid in the piece’s curation or distribution.
Our home and topic pages begin with a block of featured pieces. These arrangements are determined by our editorial staff and are based primarily on a piece’s quality, formality, and popularity. If you would like for your piece to be featured, we encourage you to express your interest via email.
Dialogue & Discourse will never perform textual edits on submissions. Our editorial team may however perform minor formatting adjustments to otherwise acceptable submissions, such as capitalizing the preview title. Any major requested adjustments will be communicated explicitly and the contributor will decide whether to include the adjustments. Do not resubmit previously rejected pieces unless appropriate revisions have been performed.
A few logistics that will be helpful to those who have not previously worked with publications or are perhaps new to Medium altogether.