Submissions

The Open Wall is not so much a concrete website as an abstract idea. We still don’t know exactly in what direction we’re even headed. For this reason, we are extremely open to new contributors with new ideas. Our one basic guideline is that material be related to issues of global significance, and that it be gearing to the promotion of social activism and change.

Writing for The Open Wall

There are two ways you can write for us. You may have noticed there is a contributors page, with a list of writers. These are people who publish regular articles in the opinion section. But we also welcome people who feel like posting one article or essay they wrote, without having to commit to a regular column. These submissions are published every Tuesday.

If you would like to join our team of writers, feel free to email info@theopenwall.org. In the email, you should include:

  1. Sample essay/article that you reckon is a good sample of your writing
  2. 50-100 word bio of yourself, written in the third person
  3. Age and nationality
  4. Favorite quote
  5. Picture of yourself (224 pixels by 300 pixels minimum)
  6. A day of the week you would like to post on (we cannot guarantee that this day will be available)

If you would like to submit an article that will appear in either the opinion or news section of our website, but without having to commit to a regular column, please email submissions@theopenwall.org. In the email, you should include:

  1. The article you want published
  2. 50-75 word bio of yourself, written in the third person
  3. Age and nationality
  4. Picture of yourself (100 pixels by 135 pixels minimum)

If you’re thinking of writing for us, keep in mind that “we aspire to have high quality non-establishment journalism, and broadcast the voice of predominantly young writers”.

Photography Submissions

The Open Wall also has a photography section, a section where photographers can send us moving, powerful, or relevant photography. We are open to receiving as many or as few pictures at a time as you want, which we then arrange into a slideshow that we post on the website. However, since we arrange all of the pictures you send us into one slideshow, we ask that they have a similar theme. If you would like to submit photos with several different themes, please send them all in separate emails.

If you are interested in submitting photography, please send an email to photography@theopenwall.org, and include the following:

  1. The photos you want uploaded (any number you want, within a reasonable limit)
  2. A short, 50-100 word description for all of the pictures
  3. Optional: name each picture file as the title of the picture, which will be the title we display. If your files do not have a name (or a name like DSC459) we will title it ‘untitled’
  4. 25-75 word bio of yourself, written in the third person
  5. Age and nationality
  6. Picture of yourself (100 pixels by 135 pixels minimum)
  7. Which picture would you like to be the cover picture

Keep in mind that unless you specify otherwise with some kind of list, the photos will be displayed in a random order.

Multimedia Submissions

We also have a multimedia section, in which we post any other material you may want to submit. This includes songs, videos, artwork, etc. There are no guidelines in submitting multimedia work.

If you would like to post something in the multimedia section of the website, please email multimedia@theopenwall.org. Keep in mind that we will only post what you send us, so email anything you might want included. The only things you should include in the email are:

  1. Whatever your submission may be
  2. 25-75 word bio of yourself, written in the third person
  3. Age and nationality
  4. Picture of yourself (100 pixels by 135 pixels minimum)

Keep in mind that multimedia submissions should still be relevant to some kind of global issues and be “gearing to the promotion of social activism and change”. The rest is up to your imagination.

We look forward to receiving your submissions. Thank you.

If you have questions regarding submissions, email us at submissions@theopenwall.org