Write for the Secular Pro-Life blog
Whether or not you have written for a pro-life blog before, we encourage you to take part!
Here are a few tips to maximize the chances that your commentary will be published:
Quality: We are looking for pieces that require little or no editing. Please pay attention to grammar, spelling, and formatting to make the piece easy to follow.
Accuracy: Factual accuracy is a must. To the extent you reference data or events, be sure to cite your sources. Preference will be given to abortion-neutral sources, such as news articles, peer-reviewed research, renowned polls, and so forth. Preference will also be given to sources our readers can easily access online.
Topic: We will accept a wide range of topics, but it should obviously relate in a clear way to abortion or pregnancy. Topics should be substantive. Finally, although pieces involving particular events or breaking news will be considered, you will increase your odds of publication by avoiding topics that are time-sensitive. We cannot guarantee a specific publishing schedule.
Length: We will accept posts of any length, but keep in mind that the average post at Secular Pro-Life Perspectives is about five paragraphs long. Significantly longer or shorter pieces will be considered if they are particularly insightful and engaging.
Viewpoint: Pieces must reflect a secular pro-life viewpoint. By "secular" we mean that the piece cannot endorse a particular religion or rest on specifically religious assumptions. For example, a submission of a prayer reflection or religious poem will not be selected for publication. By "pro-life" we mean that the piece must reflect a desire to improve legal protections for preborn children and/or to improve support for women with unplanned pregnancies. Please also note that Secular Pro-Life does not endorse candidates for political office.
Graphics and photos: While these are not required, preference will be given to posts that come with eye-catching photos, charts, or other graphics to help illustrate the author's points and capture the readers' imaginations.
If you have a post you'd like to submit, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission is no guarantee of publication. Please note our response times can sometimes be on the order of weeks more than days, but that doesn't mean we are uninterested! It means only that we have limited volunteer hours.
Happy writing, and we look forward to reading your submissions!