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Join us!

On objectivemind.org you have the opportunity to gather first writing experience and the chance to publish. You can also participate in discussions in our social networks. As an author, you will be supported by a voluntary editorial team with advice and constructive feedback.

The voluntary authors of any given year also have a chance to win the Objective Mind Award, which is awarded with 100 euros and awarded annually by the editors to the author of the best article.

If you are interested in participating as a potential author write us an email with your topic proposal and ask for our author guidelines.

Formalities

  • Length: 3,500-7,500 characters including spaces
  • Teaser: 250-300 characters inclulding spaces, excluding name and text form
  • Headline: 25-30 characters including spaces
  • Language: English or German
  • File format: MS Word or Open Office

We want

  • Journalistic texts like background coverage, concise analyses, reports, commentaries etc. which are written for a wide audience

We don't want

  • Scientific articles, research papers etc.
  • Secondary publications
  • PR articles

Payment

Payments cannot be provided for articles. Instead, we offer intensive editorial support during the writing and publishing process, help with developing writing skills and offer a publication platform. This is a volunteer-based work.

Targeted authors

We are primarily looking for people with few or little writing experience, but seasoned writers are welcome as well. Our publication platform is particularly suited for everyone interested in working in politics, economics, public service and sciences, and who wants to reach a broad audience. With this opportunity, your experience and knowledge can be passed on to a wide audience.

Goal

Our writers primarily get the possibility to improve their writing skills through the help of our editorial team. We want you to expand upon your skills to pass on knowledge to a wider audience. This is why we put an emphasis on the acquisition of a journalistic style of writing and offer extensive support during the writing process.

Region

The Region covered by Objective Mind is, at this point in time, the post-Soviet region excluding the Baltic States. As those are already members of the NATO and the EU they will be subject of discussion later with the respective region. Our focus is Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Themes

We are generally open when it comes to themes but we ask that your article cover politics, society, economics or environment.

The process

We ask our writers to send their topic to the newsroom first. This is essential to coordinate the work between writers and the newsroom and to help to avoid a situation where two writers are working on the same topic.

Once your topic has been cleared, you can start working on the first draft and email it to us. You will then receive an edited and annotated version to use for improvements. If necessary, we can edit your text multiple times until it is ready for publication.