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What We’re Looking For?

We want comments/opinions/personal essays on anything that falls under the keywords ‘political’, ‘news’, ‘current affairs’, ‘diversity & equality’, ‘mental health’, ‘education’ – from LGBT+ inclusion to sexism, racism to human rights, war to activism, religion to politics, gender diversity to equality, sexual orientation to sex, homophobia to transphobia, as well as Lesbian to Intersex plus queer and alternative stories, anything related to LGBT+ community is desirable and will be highly regarded a cornerstone pieces. *

*Cornerstone pieces are the most important articles on our website – the pages or posts will rank higher in the search engines.

 

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Post Submissions

You can send us anything you have published elsewhere that can fit into any of our existing categories. If you haven’t yet built up many writing samples, it would be best to submit to us a completed piece.

Pitches

Send ideas for anything related to literature and culture—whether columns, interviews, features and reviews—to [email protected].

Anonymous Posts

We accept anonymous submissions/submissions using an alias. (Please make this clear in the “how do you want to be credited” section!)

All submitted content must be fully owned by you, the submitter or give credit where credit is due. If there is evidence that you have infringed or violated this trust, we reserve the right to terminate your account.

Accepted Content Types

  • Blogs, News, Articles and Recorded Footage
  • Animations (including motion graphics, gif)
  • Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
  • Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
  • Photos, Videos, Multimedia
  • Illustrations, drawings, arts
  • Vectors posters and artwork

Whether it be serious or satire, we want the politics section to comment on the political world around, for example;

  • Essays & Research Projects
  • Travel & Lifestyle Blogs
  • Reviews & Options
  • Stories & Experience
  • Weekly Columns: about travel, film, music, or art etc.
  • Interviews via Skype, phone, or email etc.
  • Photo Essays or Comic Series

Our goal is to help encourage constructive dialogue and promote welfare in the community, as well as;

  • advance health, and knowledge
  • advance education for youth in regional areas
  • advance social and public welfare
  • advance culture and preserve rainbow pride history
  • Promote reconciliation and cultural tolerance
  • Promote human rights

Writing Therapy

Expressive therapy, also known as the expressive therapies, expressive arts therapy or creative arts therapy, is the use of the creative arts as a form of therapy. Unlike traditional art expression, the process of creation is emphasized rather than the final product. Expressive therapy is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expression.

Social Media Therapy is a form of Expressive therapy.

It uses the action of creating and sharing social media as a way of connecting with and understanding people. Social Media Therapy combines different expressive therapy aspects such as dance therapy, talk therapy, art therapy, writing therapy, drama therapy and incorporates it into a web domain. Within social media therapy synchronous or asynchronous dialogue with a therapist will occur either by audio, text or visual.

Writing therapy via the Internet

Currently, the most widely used mode of Internet writing therapy is via e-mail (see analytic psychotherapist Nathan Field’s paper The Therapeutic Action of Writing in Self-Disclosure and Self-Expression. It is asynchronous; i.e. messages are passed between therapist and client within an agreed time frame (for instance, one week), but at any time within that week. Where both parties remain anonymous the client benefits from the “disinhibition” effect; that is to say, feels freer to disclose memories, thoughts and feelings that they might withhold in a face-to-face situation.

Poetry

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry finalist Bruce Weigl, a veteran of the Vietnam War, has discussed the therapeutic benefits of writing, especially when combined with other forms of therapy, for people coming to terms with traumatic experiences such as war. According to Weigl, “What it helps you do is externalize things, give a shape to it. And that’s what Denise Levertov kept telling me is that, Look, you control it now. It doesn’t control you anymore. You own it now.”

Reflective writing

is a practice in which the writer describes a real or imaginary scene, event, interaction, passing thought, memory, form, adding a personal reflection on the meaning of the item or incident, thought, feeling, emotion, or situation in his or her life. Many reflective writers keep in mind questions, such as “What did I notice?” “How has this changed me?” or “What might I have done differently?” Reflective writing asks the practitioner not only to pull back the lens and observe events, human interactions, and perspectives in the field of study, but also to become more conscious of his/her emotional responses to situations encountered in training and practice, to find metaphors for experiences, and to contextualize observations.

Expressive Writing

is a form of writing therapy developed primarily by James W. Pennebaker in the late 1980s. The seminal expressive writing study instructed participants in the experimental group to write about a ‘past trauma’, expressing their very deepest thoughts and feelings surrounding it. In contrast, control participants were asked to write as objectively and factually as possible about neutral topics (e.g. a particular room or their plans for the day), without revealing their emotions or opinions.

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  • Domain name has not expired and become part of a Public Blog Network
  • Website’s content is original, high quality and informative
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  • Website is not selling a large number of guest posts, also know as a Guest Post Farm
  • Website is not promoting any unethical or illegal content or media that may damage your brand’s reputation.
Standard of ReleaseMetadata RequirementsContent RejectionTechnical Requirements

Releases

Any content that depicts an identifiable person (image or voice) must include a model release. Any content that includes an identifiable property (such as a trademark or privately-owned building or object) must include a property release.

The exception to these requirements is when the content meets our editorial standards.

Editorial Standards

Editorial use means use that illustrates a newsworthy event or provides commentary on subjects of human interest (business, arts and culture, technology, etc.). Content submitted without a release should depict a specific subject that could be the topic of a news story or piece of commentary.

Titles and metadata for editorial content must also be true and accurate. We do not accept content as editorial content simply because it is not accompanied by a release. The content must specifically meet the editorial standards outlined above.

Sensitive Content Standards

We strive to provide high quality content to our customers and to curate a collection that meets the needs of our wide customer base. Accordingly, we reserve the right to reject content which can be considered ‘graphic’ or ‘inappropriate’. This content can include but is not limited to content containing genitalia, pornography, sexually explicit content, acts of physical harm being performed to or by humans (not including obviously simulated harm or live sports), or acts of physical harm being performed by humans to animals. Content of this nature will be rejected.

Content containing ‘sensitive’ themes or images not suitable for our general audience may be flagged as ‘adult 18+’ and only available to members over 18 years old. Submitted content containing nudity, the model must be 21 years of age and the release will need to include a copy of photo identification of the model.

  • There must be a minimum of 1 keyword (although we recommend using 3 keywords) on each file submission.
  • For our records and to give customers a more descriptive title, the Filename and Title must be different.
  • The title must be at least 16 characters.
  • The title is what appears on the website, so it’s best to provide a descriptive title that accurately depicts the content of the video or image. Your title should read like a sentence rather than a list of keywords.
  • Do not repeat words unnecessarily, use unnecessary characters or inaccurately describe the content in your titles or your keywords. We reserve the right to request you edit and resubmit metadata that does not meet our submission requirements.

Content that does not meet the enumerated technical specifications above will be rejected automatically. In addition to the technical specifications, your content must meet our quality standards. Potential reasons for rejection include:

Footage and animations

  • Out of focus
  • Unstable camera
  • Poor composition/framing
  • Poor lighting
  • Poor audio quality
  • Pixelation/noise
  • Visible interlacing
  • Poor post-production
  • Inappropriate content
  • Missing model or property release
  • Contains copyrighted/trademarked elements

Photos

  • Out of focus
  • Contains visual noise, compression artifacts, sensor dust or scratches
  • Incorrect white balance
  • Poor exposure
  • Heavy post-processing (overuse of filters, contrast, saturation, retouching, etc.)
  • Too many similar images of the same subject
  • Image is pixelated from scaling
  • Poor cropping/framing
  • Inappropriate content
  • Missing model or property release
  • Contains copyrighted/trademarked elements

Illustrations

  • Poor alignment
  • Poor JPEG rasterization
  • Poor organization, such as cluttered arrangement of elements in the image
  • Contains copyrighted/trademarked elements
  • Inappropriate content

All of the content you upload must meet the following technical criteria.

Footage Requirements

  • HD footage must be submitted as an MOV file.
  • 4K footage may be submitted as an MOV, MP4, or raw R3D file. We also accept a zip file that contains a R3D and RMD sidecar. Note: if you upload an R3D file, you do not need to upload an MOV proxy in conjunction. We are able to encode the raw R3D into all necessary formats.

Accepted Resolutions

  • 1280 x 720 (HD)
  • 1920 x 1080 (HD)
  • 3840 x 2160 (4K)
  • 4096 x 2160 (4K)
  • 4096 x 2304 (4K)

Accepted duration

  • Footage: ≤ 3 minutes
  • Animations: ≤ 5 minutes
  • Templates: ≤ 5 minutes

Accepted file sizes

  • HD: ≤ 4 GB
  • 4K: ≤ 6 GB
  • Templates: ≤ 2 GB

Accepted file formats

  • MOV
  • MP4

Accepted duration

  • Minimum: 30 seconds
  • Maximum: 5 minutes

Template Formatting Requirements

You must reference all files, elements, and content submitted for a post. If you are including third party assets in your article, you must have distribution rights if you are intending to make money out of your post. You may include any additional media assets that you have created yourself, such as music, artwork, photos, or video.

Photo and Illustration Requirements

Accepted File Size

  • < 50MB

Accepted Color Profile

  • Photo: RGB, AdobeRGB or sRGB
  • Illustration: RGB (RGBA)

Minimum Dimensions

  • 1600px shortest side

Minimum Megapixels

  • 4MP

Transparency

  • Photo: Not Required
  • Illustration: PNG files must contain transparency

Vector Requirements

Accepted File Formats

  • EPS (compatible with Adobe Illustrator 8 or higher)
  • Must include JPEG with matching filename

Accepted File Size

  • < 50MB

Accepted Color Profile

  • RGB, AdobeRGB, sRGB, RGBA or CMYK