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Submissions

The Lamp Project currently accepts submissions of articles about artists and the causes they support. We are looking to feature underrecognized artists—quality artists who arguably deserve more recognition than they have received—and causes centering on education, disease, poverty, hunger, and human rights. We recommend that writers ?rst approach us with a query letter, which will propose an article topic and short description of the writer’s own background. 

Length and Style

We will feature blog-length articles of about 400 words and longer articles of approximately 1000 words.

For editorial purposes, we use the “AP Stylebook” and rely on the “Chicago Manual of Style” for guidance on issues not covered in the AP.

Syntax and word choice should be reasonably accessible, but many of our readers are highly literate. Therefore, we avoid idiosyncratic, conversational-style writing in favor inspired clarity . We still welcome writers in their  individual voices, especially those who clearly love language and a range of arts.

 Query Letter

Please send us a one-page letter describing what you propose to write about. We will let you know if we are interested, or we may suggest a different approach or subject, so please wait for our reply. If the idea ?ts into our editorial plans, you will be given a deadline to submit a ?nished manuscript.

Assignment of a deadline does not guarantee acceptance or publication of the article; it only means that we are interested in your idea and would like to pursue it. Please do not send us your submission until you have a reply to your query.

If you are a “new” writer to us, please include some information about yourself, including any relevant education, experience, or publication credits you might have.

Submission Procedures

Please make submissions as email attachments in one of the following ?le formats:

1. .doc (MS word)
2. .txt (standard text ?le)
3. .rtf (formatted text ?le.)

The ?le should also be titled with the author’s last name.

Submissions should be sent by email to: jeremy.olsen@thelampproject.net.

Rights

The Lamp Project will have the right to use an accepted article on its website. We also request the right to use the piece in the promotion of the Project. All other rights are retained by the author.

Payment

We are an all-volunteer organization. At the moment, no payment is offered for articles. As we approach 501(c)(3) status we’ll develop a philosophy to guide us on who, when, and how much we pay for the services of the talented creatives who help push this effort forward. Until then, we’re lucky and grateful and continue to experience awe and inspiration in the face of everyone’s generosity!