We are looking for authors from both freelance and professional backgrounds, working on interesting topics and eager to share their work with a wide international audience. All are welcome to submit a reflective piece of work ranging between 3000-8000 words for online publication. Those who are in the early stage of their writing career are also very much encouraged to send in a proposal.
As a digital publishing platform, topics of our most recent long form publications include web design, emotional software analysis, social networking and cybernetics, but we are also interested in submissions on topics within philosophy, art, political theory, design, activism, and urban studies.
At the INC we are aware of the current state of precarity surrounding the freelancer, the student, and anyone depending on the vast landscape of the digital as a means of income, we therefore want to offer recognition to our authors through a small monetary contribution.
Pointers for submission:
- the essay will cover INC subjects such as social media, online knowledge, creative work, alternatives, art and media activism – always critical and reflective, but aimed at a wide audience.
- word maximum: 8,000; preferably try to keep within 6,000 words
- language: English or Dutch
- keep an interested, but lay audience in mind, by writing with the following points in mind:
- write in an open, lively and accessible writing style with sentences and paragraphs that are not too long
- cut back on theoretical parts
- expand on examples (e.g. from the news, personal experience, etc.)
- use details that illustrate your main point
- open the essay with a telling anecdote / question / problem
- references should be incorporated in the text (no footnotes, no in-line references, use links where possible)
- keep only the references that are necessary to understanding your argument
- provide a list of used references in the end
- try to find multimedia sources that are free to use: photo, video, links to articles