Hynd’s Blog is happy to receive guest posts from friends and foe alike. The only real rule is “play nice”.
Of course there are one or two other rules:
1) Remember who your audience is when writing – Hynd’s Blog tends to attract a non-partisan alternative kind of crowd.
2) It has to be original material not published elsewhere (although the occasional cross-post might be considered if it blows my mind)
Types of contribution:
3) Hynd’s Blog is happy to publish:
• Comment and analysis
• Reports on current issues
• Interviews with people or collectives of note or interest to the left
• Book and event reviews
• Cultural reviews and criticism
Just make it crystal clear what it is you are writing.
4) Blog posts should be less than 800 words. Feature articles should be 1000-3000 words. The longer the piece the less likely it is I will publish it.
5) Citations and references should all be hyperlinks in the article. Make the hyperlinks intuitive to follow.
6) Please provide a one-line bio to go at the top of the article.
Follow Orwell’s 6 rules and you’ll be fine:
- Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
- Never use a long word where a short one will do.
- If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
- Never use the passive where you can use the active.
- Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
- Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.
Other bits and bobs
Hynd’s Blog aspires (although doesn’t always succeed) in maintaining a high quality of output at all times. Even if I like you, submissions may be rejected if I do not believe they meet the standards of the rest of the content on the website.
Here at Hynd’s Blog we aim to play nice whatever your views are. This means your article has to be inclusive – in other words if your article express’ discriminatory views, it will not be published.
Hynd’s Blog is a labour of love – not a full-time job. Please keep that in mind if I take a few days to get back to you. If you haven’t heard back from me within a week, feel free to send a follow-up email.
I will try and not touch your article that you submit but reserve the right to change it as much as I like. Hope that’s OK. If not, tough really.
Please send submissions or ideas to stevehynd24 at gmail dot com.