Write for a fast growing Philosophical space which aims to elicit discussion and debate on matters of the universe.
Table of contents.
- Getting published on our Medium Publication.
- Getting featured on our site.
- Tips for successfully getting published.
- Members articles.
- Our rules.
- Enquiries and getting in touch.
1. Getting published on our Medium Publication.
If you would like to get your work featured on our Publication, then you’ll need to set up an account on Medium, after this; you will have your very own Medium username.
To get registered as an official writer you will also need to fill in this form.
Within 24 hours, we will add you as a writer on The Apeiron.
After we’ve added you as an author, we’ll need you to submit your article to our publication:
- From the Medium home page, click your profile picture in the top right hand corner and then click New Story.
2. Write your Article (or copy and paste it in,) including a header and subtitle. Next, click the 3 dots in the top right hand corner, click add to publication, and then add to The Apeiron Blog. You will then be able to submit your finished work to our editors.
Once it’s been added, we’ll review it within 2 days, and inform you if your work is going to be published. You will be fully credited in accordance with Mediums guidelines and will be featured on our Twitter page.
If you haven’t heard back in 7 days, then your work has been unsuccessful. If you still want this article published with us, feel free to check it against our guidelines, tweak it and resubmit it to us with “IMPROVED” written in the title.
**2019 Update, Members only articles.
Medium recently changed their rules, which means they won’t promote or curate any non-members articles. As a result, we only publish articles that are “members only.”
This is free to do on your end, and depending on how well the article performs, you may also get paid by Medium for your work. This is subject to Medium’s Partnership Program — and more information can be found here.
To make sure your article is members only and eligible for distribution by Medium, just make sure you tick this box upon submitting to us:
2. Getting a feature on our site.
To maximise your exposure, if you successfully get published on our Medium publication, a small feature snippet of your article will feature on our blog page.
The snippet is usually the first paragraph of your article, followed by a link to the full Medium article — where our readers can read the rest of your work.
In some cases, we might reach out and ask if we can feature the whole piece on our site — but we would never do this without your permission, first.
We do this so that your content is also sent out to our website mailing list — increasing your exposure, and ensuring your article the highest chance of success possible.
Neither of these are compulsory; if you would prefer not to have this feature; all you need to do is let us know.
Here’s an example:
3. Tips for successfully getting published.
We are looking for articles that are accessible, to the point, and insightful. The articles we typically publish are around 1500 words, but we may make exceptions depending on the quality of the work.
a) Content of writing.
The Apeiron is a factual and informative publication, rather than a place for empty speculation without theory to back it up.
This means that we are looking for articles that relate to well know, academic, or theory-based Philosophers.
And if you want to write an article on your own ideas, you should always relate it back to theories, or clear empirical evidence.
We do not accept articles:
- That are arrogant in tone: this is something we see far too often, and it is this that gives Philosophers a bad reputation.
- Where you write with an agenda: promoting your book, or where you have “invented” a new philosophy, without the evidence or theories to back it up, as this will collapse into speculation again.
b) Writing style.
As The Apeiron is for people who have never studied philosophy before, we are looking for an accessible and easy to read writing style.
We don’t want sentences that contain undefined jargon, that rely on pre-existing knowledge.
These are relevant in the academic texts you are reading, but The Apeiron is supposed to be a synthesis of this information into an easy to read format, rather than regurgitating what you have read.
And if the topic requires you to use jargon, then you must always define key terms at the beginning of the article.
New to Philosophy readers have no pre-existing understanding of the terminology you are using. Using it will likely confuse them. Instead, we are looking for inspiring, easy to access useful information that can be understood quickly and easily.
c) Fields of work.
We welcome articles from a range of fields. But we are predominantly looking for articles in relation to Philosophy, Psychology or the natural sciences.
These are not absolute, though — our editors are always on the lookout for informative articles to topics that might be of use in Philosophy. And I’m sure our readers are, too.
4. Our rules.
a) Do you accept pre-published articles?
We prefer currently unpublished Medium articles as a means to maximise both yours and our exposure. However, we do also accept currently published articles.
Submitting a pre-published article will lead it to become listed in accordance with their pre-existing date, rather than automatically being featured at the top of our page.
b) Can I publish my article elsewhere?
Of course! We welcome articles from a diverse range of fields.
If you are posting it from another publication, make sure to ask for their permission first and include a little reference at the bottom: “Originally published at…”
c) Removing your article after publication?
Upon uploading your article, you are committing to it remaining published on our page. Removing it without contacting us first is a direct violation of our rules, and you will be removed as a contributor to The Apeiron and all future articles will be rejected.
We are an independent, student-run blog. For this reason, we aim to respond to all enquiries within 3 working days.
However, during our Exam season, emails will take less priority and thus will take longer for us to respond. If this is the case, you will receive an automated email informing you that we have received your request and will respond to it shortly.
Please send all enquires to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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