EA is always looking for new writers who have a story to share. If you’re interested in submitting to Established Africa here’s what you need to know.
Who is Established Africa?
Behind the EA platform, is a dynamic team of individuals who share the common determination to sound out a message of truth, amidst the noise and destruction and heartbreak that flood our headlines on a daily basis. We aim to find the sprouts of hope that are growing all over the world, and especially in Africa, and show them to you.
The Established Africa reader is one who desires to be aware of their surroundings and their place in the world without subscribing to news that promotes violence in any way or form. An informed and discerning reader.
Our columns focus on news that highlights what is going on in communities from a community perspective, that is unbiased and which may serve as a conduit for dialogue and change.
We love well-researched opinions of breaking news. Don’t just tell us what happened – tell us why we should care and how it affected you as a reporter.
Not a Writer, but Have a Story to Tell?
Established Africa puts out weekly call-to-actions for stories from the community based on specific themes we’re interested in exploring. If you are responding to a call to action, please send your full story in the email with as much detail as possible. If we are interested, one of our editors will reach out to work with you on publishing your story.
Call-to-action submissions are not paid. If this is your first time submitting to EA please keep the following in mind:
We prefer full drafts on the first pitch so we can get an idea of your writing style and ability to build a readable narrative. Keep it light! Even when the topic is heavy, we want to see the inspirational takeaway.
A good story length is between 400-600 words for editorial pitches and 600-900 words for personal essays. We require the first piece from writers to be on a trial basis! We would love to see how well your writing does with our audience before we bring you on as a regular contributor.
Send your submissions firstname.lastname@example.org and put your proposed title in the subject line.
You are welcome to check out our current content to get an idea of how we like to structure headlines.