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Guidelines: Post for New York Blog

Pitch & Submission Guidelines

The YPFP NY blog serves as the voice of its membership, and provides an opportunity for members to help shape the organization’s outlook. We welcome submissions from YPFP NY members and invite you to pitch an article. A few things to keep in mind before your send us your work: 

The Pitch

Prior to submitting a full draft, pitch us your idea. Pitches should be concise – no more than 150 words – and include the topic and argument of the article. Tell us what is unique about your perspective and what makes you qualified to write on the topic. If your pitch is accepted you will be notified by the Editor-in-Chief and provided a timeline for submission of your full article. Pitches should be sent to Liza Kane-Hartnett, Editor-in-Chief: liza.kanehartnett@ypfp.org.

In addition to our foreign policy analysis, we also welcome submissions of interviews, event recaps, reading and listening recommendations and other unique ways to engage our growing foreign policy community. If you have an idea, pitch it to us… we’d love to hear from you!

Submitting an Article

Audience – write for a general audience without assuming knowledge or using jargon. We want pieces to engage experts, emerging professionals and the general public alike.

Relevance – we publish work that is related to timely foreign policy topics and events, and ask you to include a newslede that captures reader’s attention; however, we are not a breaking news source and thus articles should focus on in-depth analysis of a particular issue.

Length – we accept submissions between 750 and 1,000 words.

Outlook – we welcome and encourage opinions, however, all arguments must be grounded in research, facts and/or data, and include proper citations.

Style – we adhere to the AP Stylebook and ask that all citations be made through in-text hyperlinks.

Photos – any photos included in your submission must be properly credited, licensed for our use or taken personally.

Tell Us About Yourself – provide us with a one or two sentence bio that can be used with your article and include your relevant social media handles.  Additionally, tell us how you are qualified to write on the topic of your submission.

Submissions that do not adhere to guidelines will be rejected. YPFP NY reserves the right to reject work that is libelous, intentionally offensive or inflammatory. Selected articles and features will go through YPFP NY’s internal editing process. YPFP NY holds final judgment over material published on its channels.

Please direct any submissions or questions to Liza Kane-Hartnett, Editor-in-Chief: liza.kanehartnett@ypfp.org.