We strive to publish as much evergreen content as possible. We want to publish content that will matter today, next year, and for decades to come. This pursuit forces us to have strict editorial standards for submissions. Therefore, we will only consider those that fit the criteria below.
Each story must align with one or more of our themes. Our themes include governance & social structure, ways of knowing, memory & movement, history of the diaspora, economics, education, startups, technology, health, science, art, design, and how to build a sustainable future in which we THRIVE.
Each content submission should include a story to draw the community member into your content, no matter how brief. We’re looking to publish articles between 750–3,000 words, podcast 20 – 30 minutes, and videos 5 – 30 minutes. The types and format of stories we publish include informative analysis, historical analysis, Op-Ed’s, in-depth how-to pieces, exciting musings, high-quality listicles, journalistic works of art, narrative nonfiction, near-term speculative fiction, and fascinating interviews.
Each piece of content should try to tie into an important topic (whether its importance was lost in the past, exists now, or will be vital in the future). Our stories seek to explore, educate, inform and spark a curiosity to ignite conversations around various topics and issues.
We are looking for content that has been carefully structured and edited for grammar, spelling, readability (articles), and cohesiveness. We suggest that writers get help from places like Hemingway App, Grammarly, and friends who can provide critical feedback (before submitting your piece!).
All submissions should have a featured image above or below the title. Bonus points for content providers who submit articles with beautiful, rich media (video, data, charts, or even GIFs) throughout the story. All images must be owned by you or include a cited source. We retain the right to remove pictures from submissions and replace them with those our editors pick.
Please Only Submit Unpublished Drafts
In the spirit of getting your content the most exposure possible, we prefer unpublished drafts over published content.
The IndivisibleBLK team can edit the content of your submission if grammatical errors are found, along with adding logos, bylines, ads, images, etc., to your content. If you remove this content after your story is published, it will be removed from IndivisibleBLK, and we will remove you as a content provider from our list of contributors.
Once we’ve published your content on IndivisibleBLK, we ask that it remain on our website/distribution channels. We will not be accepting content from creatives who post with IndivisibleBLK and then publish the same content elsewhere.
We will only publish author bylines that are 1–2 sentences long. Please feel free to include 1–2 links. Anything longer will be removed (including author photos, newsletter forms, excessive links, etc.). These shorter bylines and a single sentence call to action to recommend and share will help increase the number of people your story reaches.
Our response time varies, but we’re usually pretty quick. So if you haven’t heard back about submission within 48 hours, please assume it won’t be published.