Who can contribute?
We welcome contributions from any young individual from Southeast Asia. You do not need to have any prior writing experience – we would like those new to writing to give it a shot!
However we do ask that all contributions adhere to basic ethics: don’t make any accusations or allegations that you can’t back up, don’t bad-mouth others, don’t make up quotes, give credit where credit’s due, etc.
If your leanings are more towards photography than writing, you’re welcome too! Feel free to send in photo essays.
How do I contribute?
Please send in all your contributions to editor[at]seayouthsayso[dot]com, either in the body of the email itself, or as an attached Word document.
If you are sending in photo essays, please attach the photos to the email, or direct us to a Flickr/Picasa account where we can take the photos from (if you’re doing this, please make sure the photos are your own).
Alternatively, just click this button here:
What do I need to send in?
Of course, one really important thing to include is your name. We want to credit you with your article! Please also make sure that we have your active email address.
Please include some images/graphics/photos with your piece – at least 1. The longer the article, the more visuals we’ll need to make your piece look good, so do try to send what you can.
Who am I writing for? Who is my audience?
We have two target audiences for SEAYSS: readers from within South East Asia and readers from without. Either way, please keep in mind that you are writing for an audience who might not have much prior knowledge of your country or issue, so remember to provide some background/context if necessary! Should there be no time to provide any background information, you’re encouraged to embed links into your article so that the audience can click to refer to the sources that you’ve attributed.
What is the difference between a regular contributor and a casual contributor?
Regular contributors are those who have submitted more than 10 articles to SEAYSS. They get to have a short bio with their photo featured on our Contributors page.
Casual contributors are those who aren’t able to make the commitment to regularly send in articles, but who want to be part of SEAYSS anyway, so they send in articles sporadically.
What are the benefits of being a regular contributor?
Apart from getting to put your gorgeous photo on to our Contributor page together with a short bio, regular contributors are also able to put SEAYSS on their CVs or in their portfolios as an example of their published work. They can also ask for recommendation letters/testimonials from SEAYSS if necessary.
Can I send in previously published pieces?
We judge this on a case-by-case basis. Our main consideration would be whether re-publishing the post on SEAYSS would give it wider circulation or exposure to a wider audience. Therefore, we are more likely to republish posts that have been originally published:
- in print (e.g. school/community newspaper)
- in your personal blog
- in an online campus publication
However, even if we decide not to republish your article on our website, we could also link it to our SEAYSS Facebook page!
If you do decide to send in a previously published piece, please let us know:
- where it was first published
- whether we have permission to republish the piece