The Ontarion is Open for Submissions!
We are currently accepting submissions for the 2019–2020 academic year. Carefully read the guidelines below and send us your best original and unpublished work!
Here is what we’re looking for:
News: (250–1,000 words) The best way to pitch a news story is by coming to one of our editorial meetings. Editorial meetings are held in our offices every week. Join our volunteer mailing list for details about upcoming meetings. In these meetings, we discuss story ideas and figure out how to best help reporters thoroughly report their story. We report on all aspects of news as it relates to our school and our community. You can also submit finished news stories or outlines through the link below, and the editorial team will happily consider them for publication online or in future issues. Please attach a .pdf, .doc, or .docx through the link below.
If your story is particularly timely, please email the editor-in-chief directly.
Long-Form Writing: (1,000–10,000 words) The Ontarion is looking for in-depth reporting or extended personal essays on all topics. While we will gladly consider finished work, we would prefer to receive pitches. This allows us to work with writers to help them build a compelling story. Please submit an outline of your story (500 words max) and a brief writing sample or excerpt (.pdf, .doc, or .docx) through the link below.
Op-Eds: (500–1,000 words) The Ontarion is looking for thoughtful, considered, authoritative, convincing, and clearly written opinions that offer meaningful insights on a particular topic. All topics are welcome. If you would like to submit an opinion piece for review, please attach a .pdf, .doc, or .docx through the link below.
Profiles: The Ontarion is committed to celebrating and highlighting work being done by students, instructors, and researchers at the University of Guelph, as well as members of the wider community. If you or someone you know is doing interesting, innovative, or challenging, work on or around campus, we want to hear about it. Please submit profile outlines (500 words max; must include who the person is, what they’re doing, and why it matters) as a .pdf, .doc, or .docx through the link below.
Poetry: The Ontarion is currently accepting poetry. We are partial to shorter works but will gladly accept submission of up to five (5) pages. Please attach a .pdf, .doc, or .docx through the link below.
Humour: The Ontarion likes a good laugh. If you’ve got something funny we’d love to read it. Please attach a .pdf, .doc, or .docx through the link below.
Photography: The Ontarion is interested in photojournalism and other forms of narrative photography. We are open to hearing pitches and to considering finished works. The Ontarion has access to some equipment and may be able to provide additional resources to photographers, should they need it. Please submit a brief pitch, a portfolio, or a link to a portfolio through the link below. Photographers and videographers who are interested in working with The Ontarion can also email Alex Vialette, the Multimedia Creator & Editor at email@example.com.
Comics: The Ontarion is seeking comics of all varieties, subjects, and styles: literary, action, humour, political, absurdist—you name it! Want to do a political sketch? Maybe you’re interested in doing a recurring strip? All pitches are welcome! We are considering both finished and in-production works. To make the editorial process easier, feel free to send early drafts and roughs. Please attach a .pdf or .jpg of your comic, or a .pdf, .doc, or .docx explaining your idea (include links to your portfolio) through the link below.
Talk Nerdy To Me: If you have a question that you’d like answered in out sexuality column, you can submit it here.
Letters To The Editor: These should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief directly
The Ontarion is committed to supporting new voices. Experience is not required in order to submit work. We will consider everything and we will try, where we can, to offer support and feedback to writers so that they are able to make their work as strong as it can possibly be.