Harlem World Talk

Have something to get off your chest? Don’t see an issue you care about being discussed in the news? Turn your thoughts into an opinion piece for Harlem World Talk.

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We’re looking for substantive, provocative, well-argued submissions on the wide range of subjects covered by Harlem World Talks parent, Harlem World Magazine, including politics, economics, public education, higher education, health care, race and immigration, transportation, energy, the environment, criminal justice — anything related to everything Harlem.

Here’s how to maximize your odds of being selected:

  • Have a clear, forceful opinion. Most published Harlem World Talk pieces will state a position near the top and then make their case.
  • Keep it short. Between 500 and 700 words if written; 1-5 minutes if audio or video.
  • Be timely. Select a topic that is tightly pegged to the news or issues of the day.
  • Stick to the facts. Include hyperlinks to credible nonpartisan news sources and research publications.

Submissions should be entirely original to Harlem World Talk (i.e., not submitted or published elsewhere, including on social media). As with all other Harlem World content, Harlem World Talk columns will be available for free syndication to any other news organization, website or blog that wants to run them. For more details, visit our terms of service and our privacy policy.

Submissions will be selected at the sole discretion of Harlem World Talk editors based on news value, timeliness and variety. They will be edited for clarity, accuracy and style, but contributors will have final say over all content.

We don’t offer compensation for publishing on Harlem World Talk. We do offer the opportunity to help enhance civic engagement across Harlem.

Want to write a column for us, Submit Your Story here? Email a one- to three-paragraph pitch to harlemworldinfo@yahoo.com.