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How to Write for PalavaHut

How to Write for PalavaHut

If you are interested in writing for PalavaHut Magazine, you have come to the right place!

PalavaHut’s tagline is: “Online African Village.” Our readership and target audience is listed below.

Age Range: 18–50
Ethnicities: African Immigrants, blacks/African-Americans or any cultural group that has interest in aspects of African life
Education: 75 percent of our target audience are college graduates or are attending college
Gender: 45 percent of our target audience is males and 55 percent are female

PalavaHut provides an in-depth coverage of culture, health, music and other lifestyle issues that pertains to Africans on a global plane with the goal of providing a breeding ground for progressing and provocative discussion.

We welcome new writers and prefer to use those with previous journalism/writing experience. Thanks again for your interest. We look forward to working with you.

To pitch a story idea or submit a feature for PalavaHut.com, contact us here. For more information on what we’re looking for, read below.

Writers Guidelines

With more than 300,000 unique national and international visitors a month and growing, PalavaHut.com features web-exclusive and user-driven content. This site exists to give our audience a voice. Our readers are our writers.

We are also looking for recurring “expert” columnists in a variety of categories, from social justice to politics to cultural adjustment when living abroad. Just check out our Column categories and let us know where you’d fit.

Queries: Send a one-paragraph query to Editor. Include a summary describing the article idea, an approximate length and date it could be finished. Email submissions preferred, please refrain from phone or fax pitches. [Note: You do not have to query a story idea before sending it in.] We will forward the query to the appropriate section editor.

Submissions: We prefer submissions as Word attachments. Your name and a one-two sentence bio should be included with your submission, as well as an author photo (for the online bio) if possible. Submissions to the website are on a donation basis (byline and bio are compensation). Articles are automatically archived. Please double-check spelling and grammar before submitting. All articles will be edited for length, grammar, content, style and tone.

Final Words

We do our best to respond to all inquiries, but be aware that we are sometimes inundated. If you have not heard back from us after 4-6 weeks, please assume that we will not be able to use your idea or submission.

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