Rare, Referenced, Realistic

This is what makes us different:

  • We want to provide a new perspective (rare). 
  • We want to acknowledge the body of knowledge that’s already out there (referenced)—that doesn’t mean referencing every point, but there should be some evidence, theory, or historical context.
  • We want to provide advice for people to make the world slightly better by their actions or their thinking (realistic).

Preferred Format

It’s all about not making people work for it. ‘Skim reading’ is not a dirty phrase and is perfectly okay. Get the point across early using the upside-down pyramid structure.

Contributor Guide Table

Technical Format

Send as text (Word, RTF, body of an email, etc) with as little formatting as possible (no columns, etc). Images should be less than 1MB. 

Audience

  • Likely characteristics: Educated, progressive, inner city, Australian
  • Their purpose: Finding ways that they can improve politics and society through greater understanding, affirmation, or tools.
  • We want them to: Think, share, and act for a better society and politics.

Tone

Considered, respectful, and personal.

Writing Notes

  • Sentences under 30 words
  • Short paragraphs
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  • No Jargon
  • Simple Words
  • Use all the Politically Correct Words
  • Correct capitalisation

Infographics / Images

Infographics and other images are important. For images, use your own material or Creative Commons (CC BY-ND/SA), unless you can make the case that you’re critically reviewing the image.

SEO

Remember SEO and have at least 3 keywords used and repeated throughout the article.

Liability & Indemnity

  • To the extent permitted by law SocioPolitico accepts no responsibility or liability in relation to any material submitted for publication.
  • SocioPolitico does not indemnify contributors against any legal action brought against contributors as a result of the publication of material submitted by them unless otherwise agreed to in writing.
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I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.
— Blaise Pascal