The slogan of The National Discussion is “The home of opinions on American politics and policy”, but so far, we’ve just been a collection of the opinions of one guy: me.
We want to change that, so today, we’re opening up The National Discussion to contributors. If you’re interested in politics and want to write about it, we’ll be happy to take anything you have and put it out there.
Below are some of the details regarding submissions to our publication and what you can write about (it’s pretty open), as well as our contact info.
With The National Discussion, you can write about virtually anything, as long as it pertains to American politics or America’s involvement in international politics. The only limit is that you shouldn’t write about something we already have an article on, but just check with us before you write an article to make sure it isn’t a repeat and you should be good to go.
We’re also looking for more opinionated articles. Factual articles have their place, but we want to be a collection of opinions so that we can serve as a portfolio of people’s perspectives and spur discussion in the community.
We welcome all kinds of opinions — liberal, conservative or otherwise. We want to have as many different perspectives as possible, and we won’t block articles just because we disagree with them.
We don’t really have a hard or fast rule when it comes to images for articles. We appreciate it if you can find an image for your own article, just make sure you have the rights to use it, but if you don’t, it’s not a problem. We can always add our own image to it once it’s published, or we can go without an image if that’s what you want.
We’ll mostly give you autonomy with the articles you write for us. To submit an article for the first time, you’ll just have to message us at the email below and we can add you as a writer, then you’ll simply add your article to the publication under your Medium account.
After your first time, just let us know if you want to put an article up at any point, we’ll approve the topic and then you can add it.
For the articles themselves, we won’t change the content within them. You can write in any way you want, just don’t do anything super inappropriate, and we’ll allow profanity to an extent.
Once you submit the articles, we might make minor changes for grammar and structure, but aside from that, it will go up in the form you send it to us, so make sure you’re happy with what you wrote when you submit it.
We’ll also allow links to your own social media or other things at the bottom of your article, just don’t be excessive.
To submit articles or ask to be added as a writer, you can email us at email@example.com. We’ll check it once or twice a week, so be patient if it takes a few days for us to respond.