[Updated 26 February 2021]
Below you will find some guidelines on how to submit to our publication.
Before you start, consider visiting our Facebook page and leaving a like. For your work to be considered we suggest you do since this is also how we grow the community.
Facebook link (facebook.com/newnorthmedium)
Your body of work is still a part of Medium and is subjected to their terms, but if you submit with The New North you get to benefit from the unique readership of rich and quality fiction plus poetry.
We don't really ask for much, just your own expression without limits. At the same time remember this work should be original/not plagiarised, including the media you associate with your submission. If the media is not yours, make sure you credit the source. You will also submit original work that is not published elsewhere, with the exception that your work may have been published on your personal blog outside Medium.
Formatting and Presentation
Presentation plays a big part in valuing your work. Submissions should be properly presented with a good format and with above decent proofreading. The right header image, clean paragraphs, good spelling should be something you’ve figured out before submitting. By default, any post must have a header image that is properly credited— a few exceptions are given to stylistic choices, but this should be kept at a minimum.
Poetry should have lines for verses, a clear heading and image.
Tags should also be included in the submission and this is a priority since you would not want a wrong tag to be included in your post that you did not want to have. As you may have guessed, if you don’t include a tag with your post. The editors will choose one they feel would go well with the post.
On a normal week, posts are published on a deadline of two days, hours even in a good week. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are dedicated to publishing. Posting before stated days means your post can have time to be reviewed and can also be published first. In the case that a post goes for long without being published a number of things may have happened.
- The Editors may have not received the post, or the post may have been lost in the sea of notifications. In this case, reaching out can help. Leaving a note with a tag will notify the Editors (a feature for tagging on Medium is putting the @ symbol then typing the username for the account you wish to tag).
- There is some backlog to go through before posts can be published. A small note will be included on the publication where this is the case.
- The publication might be on a break. In this case, an email is sent to followers to notify when the publication is not publishing any posts.
Submitting a post
To submit a post, send a profile link and the link to the post you want submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are already included as a writer, that means choosing the publication on the editor window in the post.