Step number one:
The first step is to register as a Soitsfun user. You must be familiar with the community and how it works. Then study how the CMS software works and our unique blogging system. You will then be able to write, practice within your own page and allow your friends, group or community circle to view. Your articles are published directly to your personal profile only.
You then may proceed further when you feel ready to start publishing to the magazine. Ensure your bio is properly filled out, and make your submission directly. The submission process is easy and straight forward from that point. Local editors will select articles and select categories of general and community interest.
If you have knowledge of social, dance or recreational events that will inform others and and move your community forward, we want to hear about it.
You don’t need to wait for an idea that will redefine life or life-styles. Just aim to bring readers a fresh perspective on a positive community topic that’s keeping you up at night and the rest of the world should know about.
We’ll be honest, though: writing takes work and the ability to see a positive story about your community each and every time you look around - Soitsfun! because that is what we are all about - "Fun", in good taste! It is not about you or another, it has to be about people and their reason for coming together as a group activity or event. Yes you may link back to a business once, and/or one "great" individual - but this is about people (community) - it is their night to shine. Before there was family, community or groups there was a "Raison D'etra", an activity or event that claims reason or cause to collect together. We want your article to be at its best, and we’ll push you to get it there.
Communication is also rewarding. Thousands of your peers (and potential employers, clients, or publishers) will read your work, and you’ll also learn a lot in the process—about communicating your ideas, about writing, and even about the topic you thought you already knew so well when you started and then went into rewrite.
What we’re looking for;
Keep in mind that we only accept original content.
Please don’t send us press releases or sales pitches. They make us feel sad inside.
Before you submit, look at our style guide and recent articles for insight into structuring and formatting your piece, and make sure your submission:
- Has a thesis and offers a clear argument—not just a list of tips and tricks.
- Has a voice. Be bold, interesting, and human.
- Is written for an audience of intelligent, active men and women. This will lead you to know our categories and possible topics, information architects, lifestyles or similar.
- Is supported with convincing arguments, not just opinions. Fact-check, and cite sources where appropriate.
- Follows our style guide.
- For some wise words on the writing process, see “Writing is Thinking”.
What we publish
We publish two types of content:
1. Mini-articles (500–600 words): Short and sweet.
2. Articles (600–1,500 words): More casual in tone and content. Great for less-intensive tutorials and posts.
Events: Meets most rigorous social content criteria; will run with a illustration and must be sbmitted from our event blog template.
All should be well-considered explorations of current and cutting-edge social topics that pull communities together.
How to submit for the front end magazine (and what happens next)
Here’s what happens after you hit Send: We open a beer and start dancing.. Only kidding!
An editor will review your submission and determine whether it’s a potential fit. If so, the team will review and discuss it. This happens once a week.
The editor will collect the team’s feedback and get back to you with notes. (Remember that if you blog in the Soitsfun Community it receives immediate viewing by registered in your group or all users if you set your blog to public. Once you have published two articles and prove knowlegable of our blog system then you are granted Author status and are able to publish directly.
We do not necessarily accept an article the first time around, but we’ll tell you if it fit's.
Once you’ve addressed our comments, send your revised draft back. The team will discuss it again and let you know if we wish to accept it for magazine publication.
If we accept your article, an editor will work closely with you on things like information, organization, and style. It's not hard, we are all beginners and it's all about the fun.
We’ll schedule you for publication as soon as revisions are complete. We can’t give you a specific publication date until the article is almost ready to go live.