Official Submission Guidelines
Thank you for being interested in submitting to Eye See Media. We are a collaborative effort with writers and photographers from all over the world. We welcome your ideas.
Our writers and photographers retain the rights to their own work and are currently free to re-publish their work, though we do prefer original pieces and submissions. If your work has already been published, or you are in the process of publishing it elsewhere, please include that information when contacting us.
Please read our submission guidelines.
When contacting us, specify the following:
• Your proposed idea and timeline,
• Appropriate topic (listed below),
• Desired or proposed medium* for publication (see below),
• Approximate word count,
• Your interest or background in writing the story
*Be aware that our print magazines are focused publications and we may choose to hold your piece or ask for it within the timeline of the particular print. We will notify you if this is the case and work with you as necessary.
We are working to raise awareness about critical justice issues and culture. **When submitting photos alongside your piece, please TITLE EACH with the same TITLE OF YOUR ARTICLE followed by necessary caption info or a numerical value.
Your submission should fit one of the following categories:
Poverty, War, Oppression, Imprisonment – the list goes on. Unfortunately, the side of the story we don’t hear is often the most important, the story of the persons involved. Our Social Justice section explores the core of Justice with in-depth, well-thought and well-researched pieces exploring the human side of life’s justice issues.
What do you do in your spare time? Who do you look up to? The Culture section will explore what makes your community unique – share and read wisdom, insight and humor to expand understanding. Sample topics: Immigrants and ex-pats, food, festivals and celebrations, cultural norms, and cross-cultural communication.
Who is changing the world? Who is giving time to others? Who is working in the midst of injustice and inspiring people? We want to hear these stories and share them with our readers. The human ability to triumph is the highlight of the Personal Story section. Sample topics: International adoption, starting over, fighting for a cause, experiencing something new that impacts global understanding.
Inspiration comes in many forms and speaks to everyone differently. Poetry, art, photography, creative writing and other forms of creativity can be the push that keeps someone working on their passion. Share your creativity. Invite people into the feelings and emotions of your piece by publishing it in the Creative section.
New ways of doing things, new ways of thinking, the future of our world, will all be explored in our upcoming Innovation section. We want to know and share today what will be tomorrows normal. The New Economy is a prime example – moving from dollar bills to sharing excess in establishing a strong economy.
Our web articles are written to bring our friends and followers concise information about what is happening in the world. We design these articles to be easily shared and spread through social media. If you want to submit a web article, include all relevant links, sites for fact-checking, and relevant photography with captions.
Longer, more in-depth articles, photo essays, and timely context pieces can be included in the digital magazine edition. Each article must be accompanied with suggested action points*. Our magazines are focused each quarter on critical issues. These are loose jumping off points. As with web submissions, include relevant inks, sites for fact-checking and photography with captions.
Note to photographers: If you have photography you would like to submit for publication, but do not have text to accompany, please contact us with samples of photos and basic story information so we can work with an author for your piece.
2011 Print Focus (Click the links to read the digital magazine)
2012 Print Focus
*Action Points: Our action points are designed to take readers from just gaining insight and information to being appropriately engaged. Action points should be doable and employable in the average home as much as possible. We do not focus on only financial giving, or ask our readers to move overseas for years. Action points require some thought and research. Contact us for help, but please be aware of this requirement before submitting.
If you have gotten this far, contact us!
darcie[at]eyeseeonline[dot]com or marie[at]eyeseeonline[dot]com