WesternJournalism.com considers articles for publishing via this contact form. We don’t take manuscripts emailed to us.
Before submitting please study these guidelines, so we can avoid wasting your time and ours.
WesternJournalism.com guidelines for submissions
We publish an author’s primary material only. Please do not send us previously published articles.
Also, please do not pass on to us material which has appeared elsewhere on the web, including on a personal website or blog.
After we publish an article, we then encourage authors to post their articles to other websites, so long as they hyperlink to its prior publication on WesternJournalism.com.
WesternJournalism.com is divided into three sections: News, Videos and Commentary.
News covers important news ignored by the mainstream media including what is happening in the media itself. We prefer news about media bias against traditional morality and conservative leaders and ideas.
In our Commentary section we like to contribute value, in the form of unique conservative/libertarian analysis.
You may in any article link to related items, and other innovative pieces recently published elsewhere. Please maintain use of quotations within Fair Use copyright guidelines.
We can’t reproduce copyrighted news agency photos, and stories. We would prefer you not quote the Associated Press and other widely distributed news sources.
Honor the intellectual property of those who furnish the fertilizer for your own reasoning. If you rely upon the primary coverage of other people, reference them by name, with a hyperlink to the authors you quote.
All articles should provide unique analysis or new information on covered topics. We prefer to publish voices ignored in the highly controlled public dialogue. Recaps from what has been brought out elsewhere are not generally of interest.
We receive a multitude of submissions, and will do our best to keep you informed of publication status. But we can make no promises of timely notification.
Please follow the accompanying guidelines for article preparation:
Articles can vary in duration, but we prefer articles to be 600 to 1,000 words in length. (Articles may be longer than 1,200 words only with the publisher’s authorization.)
Every article includes an author’s acknowledgment section.
The author may include a “source credit” that will appear below the article if published. This acknowledgement may include a hyperlink to the writer’s website or blog. The “source credit” may be no longer than 25 words, you may include your email address.
Hyperlink directly to source material and don’t include end-notes in articles. Source each quotation and any important factual contentions. Embed hyperlinks whenever possible. If you can’t embed, then the URL of the source should be pasted into the text following the word to serve as the hyperlink:
For instance send http://www.westernjournalism.com instead of just westernjournalism.com.
Authors need to source, verify and then double-check all facts in their submissions. Wikipedia, something you heard on the radio, and nearly all bloggers are not authoritative sources.
Do not speculate about verifiable information. Do not guess or approximate. Take the time to research the facts.
Compose clean and direct sentences whenever possible. Avoid run-on sentences.
Build arguments using specific information and logic more than your own beliefs.
All grammar and punctuation should conform to The Chicago Manual of Style.
Avoid exaggeration, clichés, and emotionalism in the use of rhetoric. The use of original humor is encouraged.
WesternJournalism.com won’t publish any material which contains threats, a call to violence or revolution, or any other illegal activity. Our desire is to foster civil discourse.
Authors need to avoid the excessive use of pronouns, specifically “this,” “it,” “that,” and “they.” We desire clear and accessible writing. Whenever possible equivalent words should be used in place of pronouns to improve clarity.
Thanks for your interest in being published on WesternJournalism.com. And we look forward to your submissions.