What is an article pitch?
To publish an article in Inscripto, a contributor may have an idea of a topic they wish to cover in their article. A pitch succintly describes the topic of the article, a description and/or summary of the story that will be covered in the article, why the story matters, and a brief introduction of the author. Having a pre-existing idea for an article is not required to publish in Inscripto. If an author is simply interested in contributing, they may say so and can be assigned an article by the editorial board.
How long does it take to get an article published?
Publication timelines vary by the nature of the articles, including their complexity, length, and editing requirements along with the availability of editors at the time. However, most Inscripto article pitches will be reviewed within a week. After acceptance, the author will be assigned an editor that will assist them through the writing process. Once the article is finalized, it will be posted online. In that time, the author is also responsible for ideas on media such as pictures or videos that will be associated with their article. Original media is required to be associated with every Inscripto article. Below is the timeline from pitch to published article:
pitch acceptance/response (within 3 days)
outline due (not necessary for comics - 3 days after acceptance)
editor approves outline/make suggestions if necessary (within 2 days)
first draft due & media ideas (one week after editor approves outline)
editor makes changes (within 3 days)
second/final draft due (one week after editor changes are returned)
final edits made and photo/media acquired (within 3 days)
final article submitted
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