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THE MORE WE CAN SERVE AND IMPACT. 

LOCAL STORIES WITH A GLOBAL IMPACT

IMPACT.EDITION is a communication hub convening hundreds of impact ambassadors and changemakers who make a sustainable impact in their communities and create lasting change for Miami and beyond. 

Founded in 2019, Impact.Edition produces authoritative, cutting-edge articles on  the following topics: Art for Impact / Business for Good / Climate Change / In This Together / Social Justice. Impact.Edition emphasizes cross-sector solutions to global problems and highlights individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the field. 

We aim to fill the gap in the fragmented news landscape and among our neighborhoods. Through our publications, social media efforts, impact advocacy, research, networking, we articulate sustainable, alternative development among diverse groups to strengthen our broader communities’ capacity for advocacy and resistance.

We are proud to serve a truly diverse audience by intentionally connecting groups underrepresented in mainstream media, including student startups, non-profit organizations, immigrants-powered ventures, small social entrepreneurs, young artists to expand their reach. We also recognize substantial organizations such as impact investing firms, academic institutions, enterprises that empower people of impact.

 

We provide media coverage support for social entrepreneurs, changemakers, non-profit activists to help them share their voice, knowledge, experience for a better world and broader representation. 

 

If you consider yourself to be a good fit, please review our submission guidelines for contributors and guest writers below.

 

We would love to learn about how you are working for a sustainable tomorrow within your community! 

Impact.Edition Guide to a Good Article

We seek to present interesting, original, and important ideas about local changemakers and social innovation. 

 

  • Impact.Edition aims to inspire and inform leaders of social change. Our editors want practical, actionable, innovative, and example-supported insights that help organizations do their work better — maximum 1,200 words.

  • The goal is not to promote or list your own accomplishments and actions, but to analyze your experiences for innovative insights that help other impact creators do their work.

  • The problem for which you've developed an innovative solution should be clearly described and backed up by research and/or your experiences. It is also helpful to briefly explain why solving this problem is important to the wider world outside the community of social change leaders.

  • Describe the person or type of organization most affected by your problem and solution.

  • Each step of your solution should be backed up by real-world examples and/or research. It is helpful to explain how each step in a solution was previously done, to show how your innovation is addressing the  weaknesses of the previous approach.  

 

Submission Steps

Submissions, whether full drafts or proposals for articles, must be in Microsoft Word .docx format. If Impact.Edition is interested in your article or proposal for an article, an editor will reach out to you. If you have submitted only a proposal, the editor may request an article draft before making a final decision on whether to publish the article or not. If an article is accepted, editors may substantially edit or rewrite a draft to ensure it appeals to Impact.Edition  readers. This can take anywhere from two to 12 weeks, depending on where we are in our publication cycle and whether you want to be considered for the magazine or only online. We aim to respond to all submissions in a timely manner:

 

  1. Submit your draft or proposal to the online editorial team at yulia@impactedition.org / samantha@impactedition.org.

  2. Author(s) name(s), email address(es), and main author: Provide the first and last names of each author, along with email addresses and social media handles (if available), and identify the main author.

  3. Author(s) bio(s): Share the author's or authors' organizational affiliation and titles, as well as the work or other experience that demonstrates their authority on the topic of the article.

  4. Headline: Please provide a short headline of 10 to 15 words that captures the essence of your article.

  5. Summary: In 150 words or fewer, summarize the civil society problem you are solving, summarize your solution, explain why your solution is a new innovation that will inform and inspire Impact.Edition's audience, and describe who or what type of organizations will benefit most from it.

  6. Related articles: Please provide the URLs of three Impact.Edition articles that relate to your submission.

Originality, Copyright, Republishing

Impact.Edition  asks all authors to verify that their article has not appeared elsewhere and that they will not submit it to another publication unless Impact.Edition declines to publish it. Upon agreeing to publish an article, Impact.Edition requires that all authors transfer exclusive copyright, including the right to electronic distribution, for the article to Impact.Edition. Impact.Edition does not permit the reproduction of its articles on other platforms unless such undertakings are agreed upon and defined in a separate contract. 

Authors are responsible for verifying all facts, including dates of events and spellings of proper names. Impact.Edition editors have the final say on creating and selecting headlines, illustrations, and other ancillary content.  

Authors should provide citations for all direct quotations, paraphrased statements, important facts, and borrowed ideas. In your initial draft, be sure to state clearly which ideas and language are yours and which ones are drawn from someone else.