Finished an article? You rockstar. Our submission and editing process is designed to be as transparent as possible with writers so you can stay involved from draft to published piece.
All submissions should be made through Google Docs and are due by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. the week of publication. To submit, share (big blue SHARE icon in the righthand corner) the draft with Francesca Mathewes, editor-in-chief, or Cam Rodriguez, managing editor. Please set settings to can edit when sharing. Flexibility with submission date is determined at the editors’ discrimination / peril.
After submitting, an editor will be assigned to work with the writer throughout the week leading up to publication. All edits will be made through Google Docs suggestions that the writer can track and accept / reject. All edits should be completed by Thursday, 6 p.m. Please plan accordingly for edits, but publication / number of editing rounds will be determined by the editor.
As a multimedia-driven publication, we ask that writers also provide their own multimedia for submitted pieces or have an idea of multimedia you would like to include. Please include all multimedia in an email to Fran or Cam. Photo files can be sent as .jpeg or .png files. Videos should be exported as a H.264 and audio files as .mp3 or .wav. If multimedia will not be provided by the writer, or if you would like additional guidance, please reach out to our multimedia editor Yusra Shah.
For the most part! We also have our own style guide with specific rules and examples here:14 East Style Guide 2020
Feel free to consult our storyboarding worksheet below to help get the creative juices flowing! You can also send us an email and we’d be happy to brainstorm with you.Tentative Story Form
A spreadsheet of important local and national resources.