We welcome contributions to help build this site into a real resource for London. We particularly welcome news from your community and environmental projects. If you have an event or job vacancy you’d like to advertise just let us know, and if you think we would like to link to your website we’ll be more than happy to consider it.
Alternatively you might like to simply submit a link to an article that interested you to include in our daily London Links round-ups.
Remit: Please bear in mind the remit of this site is London focused and that we are passionate about our communities and eco-related stuff so we are unlikely to host content outside of that tight, neo-Communist agenda. Having said that we are an independent site and there’s no ‘party line’ here, we welcome articles that encourage discussion and debate, even if the editor doesn’t agree with them.
Types of content: We take straight news, comment, reviews, reports and simple, fun shorts. We also run picture stories that illustrate new developments, dangerous junctions, etc.. Not all stories have to be ground breaking after all – just of general interest and hopefully the structure of the site allows for that.
Length: In general articles over 600 words don’t get read online (or at least only by a smaller group of readers) and we like to encourage at least one picture and several links with a piece. Please attach pictures with your submission which should be in text (not html) in the body of your email. Link urls should be placed in the text where they are intended to go – but we’ll do the coding.
We reserve the right to edit for length, house style, clarity and general corrections. However, we wont edit for meaning without checking with you first.
House style: This site is intended for the general reader so please try to avoid technical jargon, ideological posturing or political assumptions about who is reading your article. We will reject your article if you use the words “surplus value”, “commodity fetishism” or “gaia”. I know it’s hard but do try and keep up, it’s the twenty first century now.
We are insufferably political correct so do mind your language. Thank you.
Whilst in special circumstances we are willing to bend these guidelines – but in general please do conform.
Advertise my campaign: If you would like us to cover your campaign or local group, for example, we’d be really interested in a piece that explains what you are doing and why you are doing it. Or just send us a link and we’ll do the rest.
One of the underlying aims for the site is to give a space to articulate all the good work people are doing across London but because they are doing it in small groups it often goes unnoticed. So anything we can do to help your work reach a wider audience we will try to help.
Pay me: No. Right now we’re not in a position to pay people for their submissions even though, to us, they are metaphorical gold dust. One day we may well be in a position to pay you for your article / photos / little piece of sunshine but that day has not yet come. Sorry.