Voices for Biodiversity

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Please contact Voices for Biodiversity about submitting an article, photo gallery, video or podcast. We target a caring and informed but non-expert audience. 

Our storytelling process emphasizes that our writers share their first-person experiences and offer insightful quotes from other people mentioned in the story. All submissions (nonfiction, fiction and poetry) should have a connection to biodiversity or biodiversity loss, which includes stories about conservation, interactions with nature or other species, and introspective ideas about the natural world. 

We make a particular effort to publish articles by women, people of color and those who reside in developing countries, including Indigenous Peoples. In short, we strive to share the voices of those who generally do not have access to publication. Voices for Biodiversity is unique because we believe that all individuals should have a platform to publish their voices on behalf of biodiversity. 

The categories that we publish can be found on our home page under “Articles by Category” and under “Galleries.”

All submissions will be edited by our staff for style, focus and quality. Our media platform uses Associated Press (AP) style for our content.

We prefer that written submissions be made using Microsoft Word, but we can accommodate those who do not have access to that software.

Final submissions should include photographs if possible. Please mention the availability of photos or video or provide a link to a portfolio or gallery when you send in your query. Submitted photos should most often be horizontal in orientation.

We accept submissions in English, French and Spanish. We can translate articles from Spanish and French into English and vice versa.

We do not accept submissions that have been previously published elsewhere.

Send your query to the Managing Editor (managingeditor@voicesforBiodiversity.org). 

Queries should be no more than 200 words and the availability of photos and/or video should be indicated.

Copyright and Permission to Republish

Contributors to Voices for Biodiversity grant us permission to publish their material in our online magazine.

By agreeing to submit content or contribute to Voices for Biodiversity (regardless of the form or medium with respect to such content, whether text, videos, photographs, audio or otherwise), you are giving us and our affiliates, agents and third-party contractors the right to edit, display and publish such content on our site and its affiliated publications (either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work), to store such content, and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes and in content developed by third parties about Voices for Biodiversity and our work.

You shall be solely responsible for your own submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with each of your submissions, you affirm that you own or have the necessary permissions for any and all parts of your submission, including all photos. You are expected to cite all quotes and all research correctly. We reserve the right to remove or not publish submissions without prior notice. You understand that when you submit content in any form to Voices for Biodiversity, we may authorize such content to be distributed on, syndicated to or published on our partner websites.

Disclaimer

The opinions and views expressed in Voices for Biodiversity are those of the contributors and not of Voices for Biodiversity, which is a project of Perception International.