We have no rules at VOXX about what you can or can’t write about. All we ask is that you are fair and balanced in your view. Anything can spark an idea for an article – it could be something you’re passionate about, something you and your friends are talking about, or even something that really annoys you. If you’re interested in something, the chances are our readers are too.
If you’ve never written before, it’s not a problem. As long as you’ve got the idea then we can help you turn it into an article.
If you would like to learn more about the design side of things, we can teach you the basics of Adobe inDesign software and Photoshop, which are very user-friendly so volunteers have found they can produce very professional results after a few hours.
If you’re thinking of a career journalism or would just like to learn some valuable transferable skills, then this is a great opportunity for your CV!
There are no hard, fast rules for when it comes to submitting an article for VOXX. Generally speaking, if you find a story interesting enough to consider writing it, we want to read it. On the practical side of things, for print we’ll take around 350 words max is for a single page article and around 750 words for a double page. Web articles have no set word limit, but remember shorter works better online, so keep that in mind! Similar restrictions apply for pieces of fiction or creative writing, as well as for journalistic articles.
For all you photographers out there, we love seeing your photographic work. Typically it works best when there’s a story to accompany it, or at least a bit of a bio about yourself, your project and your influences, but if there isn’t then the pictures can still be featured in an online gallery.
Even if you have no media experience but would like some exposure for your craft, VOXX can help you to achieve that.