Contribute: Make Your Voice Heard
At The Speaker, we’re committed to helping more people understand politics, get involved and have their say. For this reason, we welcome guest contributions sharing opinions and analysis on key political topics. If you want to share your writing, you could be making your voice heard by reaching our global and fast-growing audience.
Making your voice heard is a key part of getting involved in politics. Voting in an election is important, but real change requires people to stand up and make their voice heard. Speaking up gives us real potential to power positive change by sharing new ideas and challenging those who make decisions that impact us all.
Your views matter, and it’s likely that someone else shares them too. Publishing your opinion in writing is one way to make your voice heard and initiate discussion, plus potential change.
At The Speaker, we’re committed to helping the wider public, and especially young people make their voices heard. Each year, millions of people write blogs and post their opinions on social media, but many struggle to get their opinions seen. The Speaker reaches a fast-growing audience across the globe each month, currently receiving around a quarter of a million views each month across platforms, providing a great and accessible opportunity to speak up.
You should know this isn’t a commitment or a paid gig. We accept many different types of writing that we receive for publication and many people have different reasons for writing. Some may just write for a hobby, while others want to influence change. If you’re looking to start a career in journalism, sending your views to a newspaper or online publication is often a good place to start and such work experience could even lead you to paid employment.
A RANGE OF POLITICAL OPINIONS
We receive and publish a wide variety of opinions about key political topics. We’ve listed some basic guidelines here, but there’s no exact formula to a great piece of writing, so try and be creative. Usually, the best pieces we see consider opposition to their arguments and explain why they can be challenged. As you may expect, we don’t publish contributions which are clearly designed to be offensive, are false or promote violence or illegal activity.
- 500-2000 words
- Covers Topics Which Are Related To Politics
- Covers Topics Which Impact The Wider Public
- Construct A Clear Argument – Don’t Shout On Paper Or Online
- Opinions Welcome From All Ages, Anywhere In The World
KEEPING IT FRESH
We welcome single pieces of writing, but many contributors also wish to contribute again. Opinions can change and new topics can arise, so you’re welcome to contribute whenever you like. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee we’ll always be able to publish contributions though.
Contributing regularly isn’t a commitment or a paid gig, but we do like to recognise our regular contributors and help them raise their profile by displaying some information about them on our website.
READY TO CONTRIBUTE
If having read the above you think you’d like to get involved and share your opinion via The Speaker, please do get in touch using the form linked here. We try to publish as many contributions as possible, but we can’t promise that we’ll be able to publish all contributions. If we publish your piece, you can expect to hear from us by email soon. Happy Writing!