Western Journalism Opinion Writers have a unique opportunity.
With more than 13 million unique readers a month, and with more than 40 million total monthly page views, Western Journalism has experienced unprecedented growth. If you believe like the great abolitionist Wendell Phillips that “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” and you want to write, you may have what it takes to be a Western Journalism contributor.
Our editors would love the opportunity to consider publishing your work in our “Opinion” section. Our submission process requires a short biography, a brief explanation of your expertise, and basic contact information. Please note that spelling and grammar will also be evaluated as part of the article selection process, as will adherence to The Associated Press Stylebook. So get started today and submit your first piece. Please keep your submission between 300 and 1000 words to be considered for publication.
Don’t worry if publishing online is new to you. WesternJournalism.com provides the tools needed to publish articles. Access to our unique website will help you grow your audience and brand, as well as provide a forum where you can connect with other WesternJournalism.com readers.
Our most successful WesternJournalism.com contributors also spend time promoting their content to their social and business networks using tools such as Twitter, Digg, Facebook, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, email lists, message boards and word of mouth. If you are unfamiliar with these networking tools, there are many, many online resources available to help you get up to speed quickly.
We simply request that you keep your topic fresh and relevant, so we suggest two or three posts per week to help you build an interested audience. On average, a successful WesternJournalism.com contributor spends five to 10 hours per week writing content for WesternJournalism.com, responding to comments from readers, and marketing.
If you are trying to grow traffic on your own blog or website, feel free to include one link to it in a short bio at the end of each post.
What do you gain as a Western Journalism Contributor?
Through their contributions, Western Journalism contributors can gain local, national and international media coverage and have appeared on The Today Show, NPR, E!, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. The exposure that Western Journalism contributors receive from their articles can lead to numerous career opportunities, from full-time jobs to being approached to write for major publications, work on books, and other rewarding projects.
Will I be asked to purchase anything or pay a fee?
Never! We are not a vanity publisher that charges writers who want to be published.
What should I write about?
Western Journalism works according to an editorial calendar. If you choose to write in accordance with that calendar, it is more likely that we will choose to publish your work.
Currently, we are seeking submissions for the week of Sep. 3 on the topic of “tax reform.”
However, in the end, Western Journalism contributors choose where, when and what to write about. Write from home, school or wherever you like!