Ready to articulate the change?
We want to hear from you!
Articulate Change is about creating the world we want, through our platform and through friendship. If you can articulate the possibilities, have opinions about the current state of affairs, or want to share ideas on how to change the status quo, then we need your help!
Want to learn more? Please read all the details below before you send us anything. We’d hate to have to reject a submission because it didn’t adhere to our guidelines.
Important: Please note that you’ll need to send a full article for consideration, not just a title, a list of topics, or a pitch.
General Topic Ideas
Not sure what to write about? See the prompts below to jumpstart your creativity, and remember: these are just ideas, not titles. You’re not obligated to use any of them, and we’d love to hear your ideas!
- Share your own experience of how a friendship has changed your perspective on race, equity, or inclusion.
- What’s one active step someone can make to expanding their circle of friends?
- How can someone create deeper, more meaningful friendships with the diverse people already in their world?
- What does “social equality” look like?
- When will we know we are starting to see change?
- Have a poem or spoken word piece you’d like to share? Please do!
In case you were wondering…
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Write for Articulate Change?
One thing we know for sure… familiarity breeds friendship. We don’t fear what we know and we open our minds when we understand. When you share your unique experiences and perspectives, others have the opportunity to learn more and understand better. You can help inform and educate others while building your portfolio (if that’s one of your goals!)
What Makes for a Great Articulate Change Article?
The best articles on articulatechange.org have these things in common:
- It’s positive. We know we need to discuss the things that must change, but we also want to lead with where we want to go and
the world we want to create.
- It’s full of data. Subheads, statistics, and concrete takeaways and action items are great things. Knowledge is power!
- It says something new. Your article may be about a popular topic that everyone’s talking about, but what can you say about it
that no one else has said?
- It’s written for readers. Write for your audience, not for search engines. (We’ll worry about that!)
- It’s your own original work. We check all submissions for plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. If your article is found to include content published elsewhere (outside of the obvious limitations of plagiarism checking software), we will not publish it.
Can I Republish My Submission on My Blog?
Yes, as long as you include a canonical tag pointing to your piece on articulatechange.org. However, if we run your article on our site, we do ask that you not submit it to any other news and information website or blog, or to any site where you’re unable to add the canonical tag.
Do You Pay for Submissions?
Not yet. This may be something we do in the future, but we’re unable to compensate for submissions at this time.
What Are Your Guidelines for Submission?
You can use internal links if and when they’re relevant. Outbound links are encouraged, as long as they:
- are helpful to the reader;
- go to high-quality, authoritative sources;
- are not affiliate or paid links; and
- don’t send readers to your personal site.
If you’ve written for us before, you’re more than welcome to link to your previous articulate change.org articles, as long as they’re relevant to your current article.
In your Article:
You can include one call to action asking readers to check out or subscribe to one product of yours (podcast, newsletter, etc.), and to follow you on social media.
Be kind. We do not allow any language that can be perceived as offensive or harmful to anyone. Also, please use sarcasm and snark sparingly and for appropriate effect.
Please write a headline/title for your article. We reserve the right to tweak it for SEO, style, or just to make it more attention-grabbing, but when you suggest one, it makes our job easier.
We reserve the right to edit your article for content, clarity and optimization, and will do our best to preserve your unique voice. You’ll see our edits in your Google doc and get the opportunity to review them before we publish. However, we reserve the final say in the content published on our site.
Your author bio can be casual and fun, or it can showcase your expertise. Please use third person (“she,” “they,” “he,” etc.). Feel free to mention:
- your day job/career, professional associations or other organizations you belong to;
- other publications or websites you’ve written for;
- your own site or business (if any);
- your pronouns;
- something fun about yourself; or
- anything else you’d like our readers to know about you!
Note: Your bio must not exceed 100 words.
Thank you and thank you! We know your time is valuable and we truly appreciate you sharing your stories, emotions, and ideas with our community. We’ll be in touch within the next 2 to 4 weeks letting you know your article has been accepted or that we felt it wasn’t quite the right fit for our site.
If your article is published, claim your bragging rights! At the very least, share it on social media as it brings more readers to your article and helps our community grow. Also, we hope you’ll be active in the comments section, responding to readers’ questions or thoughts.
Have a question that’s not here? Please email [email protected] with the subject line “Writing Question.”
Before you submit your article, please review this checklist. Have you:
- Added your name, email address, and author bio to the top of your Google Doc?
- Included links to your website or social media profiles (optional)?
- Your own site or business (if any);
- Made your Google Doc editable? If so, you’re halfway there! All that’s left is to share your Google Doc with us at [email protected].
Now it’s time to get writing and articulate the change you want to see in the world!
Equality in a diverse world.
Activism defined by optimism.
Fairness, honesty, and directness in all dealings.
Kindness and empathy drive everything we do.