Beirut Today is an independent online Lebanese news platform featuring free, relevant and fact-based news and analyses that cover Beirut and beyond. We seek to create a hub for innovators and passionate writers across the country -a comfortable space for back and forth discussions on issues of genuine matter to all.
Everyone can contribute to Beirut Today.
Everyone is welcome to submit a piece given it reflects a plausible state of mind. Beirut Today is an independent publication platform, and as such the editorial team is willing to take on a variety of themes and topics ranging from politics and current events to arts and cultural. It can also be an opinion piece open for discussion, news about your neighborhood, or a poetry contribution.
We are aware and understand that journalism and pitching ideas may not be everyone’s strong suit, so we have compiled a list of guidelines that can help you navigate your way around. We ask that you read and reread these guidelines to facilitate our communication and the editorial process.
Getting in touch with us:
If you’re interested in writing for us, you can submit your article right here.
If you’re looking for more details on Beirut Today, have any questions, or need help formulating your thoughts, send us an email to: [email protected].
Due to the volume of articles that we receive, kindly expect a response in 2-to-three days unless it is news or on current events.
As a community-based platform, Beirut Today accepts all sorts of writing. If you’re confident with what you’ve written, submit it the way it is. We believe that the best writing comes when you’re given the space to experiment.
Otherwise, these guidelines may be of some help:
- Suggested word count: 400 to 1,000 words. But, we’re flexible.
- No discrimination: To keep our platform a safe space for all, all discriminative content will be rejected. That includes discrimination based on gender, sex, sexuality, race, nationality religion, and more.
- Be concise: Your piece should be written concisely. Keep your sentences short and to the point. Bear in mind that you’re writing for an audience. As such, your piece should be written in a way that makes it easy for ideas to resonate with readers. If you are writing about a particularly complex topic, breakdown the ideas to a more digestible format using different sections.
- Make your piece as accessible as possible. You should write informally but in an informative tone. If you include acronyms make sure to insert what they stand for. Kindly do not use long, complex unnecessary words that can be replaced by easier ones.
- If you include a statistic, an article, a research study, a convention, or a UN resolution, please include a hyperlink to each one. We also strongly suggest that you double-check your facts to help us minimize errors and misinformation.
- If you would like to include a videos to go along with the article, kindly also include the link and source.
If these guidelines have not been helpful, refer to George Orwell’s six golden rules for effective writing:
- Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
- Never use a long word where a short one will do.
- If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
- Never use the passive where you can use the active.
- Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
- Break any of these rules sooner than saying anything outright barbarous.
Once your article has been received, we will get back to you on its status within 2-to-3 working days. Emailing us for feedback is more than welcome.
As a community-oriented initiative, we value any and all input and that includes your feedback. If you have any comments, recommendation, inquiries, or would simply like to share your experience, kindly send an email to [email protected].