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We Want Writers!

Do you have a flair for the written word? Do you blog or take photos? Would you like to help chronicle daily life and the unique experience of living in Florence and Tuscany? Are you a social networker who wants to tell the world what really makes the heart of

Thu 25 Feb 2010 1:00 AM

Do you have a flair for the written word? Do you blog or take photos? Would you like to help chronicle daily life and the unique experience of living in Florence and Tuscany? Are you a social networker who wants to tell the world what really makes the heart of Florence beat? We want to hear from you! 


In each issue, The Florentine publishes feature articles (850-950 words), short, informative pieces (500-700 words), and reviews (300-500 words). We are currently looking for feature articles in the following areas: culture & customs, travel & leisure, sports and leisure, style & fashion, food & wine, how to, economics & business, interviews, and the arts.


We will also take into consideration photo-features in which pictures serve as commentary (please see the photo requirements below) and we will consider short fiction. 


We are looking for motivated, inspired people to join us in chronicling modern life in Florence and Tuscany. To continue to offer the public our fresh take on daily life, we need talented, creative people who live in and love this city and region. If you believe you can make a fresh, meaningful and original contribution to the pages of  The Florentine, then read our submission guidelines below and let us know you are out there.  



Please clearly specify in the subject line and in the body of your email if your article is time sensitive (for example, ‘Exhibit ends June 12′ or ‘Artichoke season ends in May’). When writing your article, please remember that because we publish a new issue every two weeks, articles must be in the appropriate verb tense. For this reason, we do not usually publish reviews of single theatre performances, concerts and events after they have occurred. To avoid overlapping content, please check http://www.theflorentine.net/ to see whether we have already published an article on the topic you wish to write.   


You will receive a notice of acceptance or rejection within 15 days of receipt of your submission. We cannot guarantee when we will publish an accepted article.  


Articles will be edited for grammar, usage and style; accuracy; length; and defamatory material. Please state clearly whether or not you will wish to view your article after editing. If so, you will need to maintain email correspondence to view your work after editing and before publication. Please provide a current phone number or email address. Please note that the editors will consider lack of response as consent to publish.


Acceptance of a proposal or submission of an article does not guarantee its publication-the editors of The Florentine retain the right to request rewrites or to reject a piece at any stage. The editors’ decision is final.  



Submit all articles and works of short fiction as Word documents in 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced. Use one space after each period and indent all paragraphs. Do not use headers or footers.  


Please title your work; we prefer a catchy title and a subtitle. Titles should spark the reader’s interest and subtitles should clarify the topic of the article. Please include your name directly on the manuscript, under the subtitle. 


Please include with the article any information that readers would find interesting or necessary, such as location, ticket prices, exhibit dates, phone numbers, and future or similar events, and directions by public transport if the event or exhibit is out of the city centre.


With each submission, please provide a brief biographical statement of no more than 50 words; include this with every piece, even if your work has been previously published in The Florentine. Again, consult The Florentine’s database for examples. You are welcome to include urls for your websites or blog and an email address should you wish to do so. 



Writers are encouraged to submit relevant images for their articles. Amateur photographers are encouraged to send photos for publication. Please supply photo credits and suggested captions with your submitted article. Send only images at an effective resolution of 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please supply a phone number and email address should we need to contact you.


Discussing ideas, submitting work


If you would like to discuss ideas for an article, photo essay or fiction, please contact Brenda Dionisi (b.dionisi@theflorentine.net) or Marco Badiani (m.badiani@theflorentine.net) at 055/2306616.  


Submit proposals and draft articles and photo essays by email only to the editors at redazione@theflorentine.net

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