Welcome to the Global Voices (GV) story pitching platform. We greatly appreciate your interest in contributing to GV!
Please note that we are a volunteer-based organization, which means you will receive no payment for your story if it is published. Contributors to GV tend to be motivated by a desire to share their unique perspectives on events in their countries, and to bring global awareness to local issues. By filling in this form, you agree that you will receive no financial compensation for the story mentioned in the pitch below.
This form is designed to help us think through our approach to a story before writing, and to keep editors informed about stories in the pipeline. Doing this kind of advance preparation should help make the editing and publishing process smoother and faster.
In planning your story pitch this form, keep in mind that GV stories should meet the following criteria: INTEGRITY, BRIDGING, ORIGINALITY, EQUALITY OF REPRESENTATION.
INTEGRITY = the information in the story is based on verifiable facts, and the story is not plagiarized
BRIDGING = the story attempts to forge connections across communities, countries, regions, languages or audiences
ORIGINALITY = the story has not been previously reported, or not in the way you propose
EQUALITY OF REPRESENTATION = in the story under/misrepresented communities are given fair representation We appreciate your time and care in completing this form—we estimate that it should not take you more than 10-15 minutes. Thank you!
NOTE: Global Voices stories are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. This allows GV stories to not only be translsated into other languages, but also to be republished by individuals and organizations on condition that they adhere to our attribution guidelines. Our Creative Commons licence permits republishers to make amendments to our work, so outlets republishing GV stories may make changes to the original story, including editing the text, changing headline, and using different photos. A key condition of our attribution guidelines is that republishers must include a link back to the original story.