The Meridian Magazine is a space for stories that are overlooked by mainstream news. We want to help our readers better understand the world they live in, and so we are looking for long-form analysis from new, exciting perspectives.
If you’d like to write for us, all you need to do is send an outline of your proposed idea and a rough word-count to the relevant email below, along with some samples of your writing if you have any. We care about the story you have to tell more than any experience you may or may not have, so don’t be put off if you haven’t been published before. Rest assured that our section editors will offer feedback on every pitch, and if successful they’ll be on hand to help you with any doubts or questions.
What we are looking for:
- Pieces between 800 – 2500 words.
- Analytical rather than opinion-based pieces, although we welcome stories told from a personal perspective if they’ve directly impacted you (as long as they are safe to tell).
We can’t wait to hear from you!
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- Please send a pitch rather than a fully written piece. A pitch should be
approximately one page long giving a very brief description of yourself (i.e. name, age, where/what you study, where you’re from etc.) and a short outline of the piece with a potential headline (although this is not mandatory).
- Include the angle/perspective you intend to take and why it’s unique and/or relevant.
- If you have already written a piece, you may include an extract but no more than a paragraph.
- If your piece is time sensitive, add ‘TS’ to the subject heading box of the email, along with the relevant headline.
- Please submit your pitch only once and submit only to the relevant regional editors.
- Use your own judgement if your piece could fall under the remit of more than one section. For example, a piece looking at the Irish government’s influence on Brexit negotiations could fall under Europe or UK & Ireland. If our editors feel your piece would be better suited to a different section, we will let you know.
- Please submit your article as a Word Document, and not a PDF.
- We will respond to both successful and unsuccessful pitches as far as
possible. If you fall into the latter category, we will try our best to provide some form of feedback.
- Remember: If your pitch is unsuccessful this time, it is NOT a reflection of our opinions on the idea/topic/story, nor is it a personal reflection of your writing. There are many reasons why a pitch may be unsuccessful. For example, we may already have someone working on a related topic or with a similar perspective/angle.
- If you have any questions, contact the relevant editor by the emails listed above.
We are a voluntary student run magazine which means right now all submissions are unpaid, this is something we hope will change in future. Instead we will be offering a byline, links to your social media and other work, and entry into a network of other student journalists. We want to make this platform a springboard for students to build their portfolio and go on to find amazing opportunities.
The Meridian Team