The Young Fabian blog is a multi-author blog and we welcome submissions from members as well as others.
If you would like to write for the blog, then you should contact its editorial team in the first instance by emailing blog[at]youngfabians.org.uk.
Please also read the following information.
Who can contribute?
This blog will prioritise contributions by members of the Young Fabians and those directly involved with our programme. Contributions from non-members will be accepted only where the contributor is notable or otherwise has some expertise on the topic they’re writing about.
What sort of contributions will be published on the blog?
The blog is multi-topic, so we don’t prescribe what contributors should write. Ideally you’ll have enthusiasm and passion for the subject about which you want to write.
The only standard we apply is that the material is worthy of publication under the Fabian brand.
How long should blog posts be?
There is no prescribed length, but in general less is more. 400 words of focused argument is more likely to be published than 1,000 words of waffle.
Do you have a style guide?
In general, posts are more likely to be published if they provide coherent argument which is focused and tightly drafted. Try to add your own perspective to a topical debate, or highlight an issue which isn’t topical. Try not to paraphrase argumentation which readers might be able to obtain elsewhere.
For help on how to write the post, then you can do worse than reading The Economist or accessing its style guide: http://www.economist.com/research/styleguide/.
Other style guides include: The Guardian’s: http://www.guardian.co.uk/styleguide and the the BBC’s: http://www.bbctraining.com/pdfs/newsstyleguide.pdf
And here are some thoughts on blogging by Hopi Sen, prominent blogger, who gave a training session to Young Fabians in January 2011: http://hopisen.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/demonstration-and-training/