Yes! Tenth to the Fraser does accept submissions from the community. In fact, a diversity of voices on our site is a goal.
We focus mainly on content that centres on the arts & culture in our community; vignettes, slice of life, and profiles; verifiable historical notes; art including photography and fiction writing; op-eds about life in New West; sports and active and healthy living; family life and social connections; and community building.
Submissions from or about businesses must provide some sort of insight into the community – whether it is highlighting great work you are doing that will have an impact on the community (donated public art? Free workshop or learning opportunity? Grant available?) or telling us all about your awesome employees going above and beyond – and will be reviewed on an as-received basis for fit.
We don’t generally reprint press releases as we think it is too impersonal, but you don’t need to be a professional writer with a big portfolio to write for us. We appreciate submissions that come typo-free, include high-resolution photos we may have permission to use, but previous work is not required. We can help with editing and giving you direction and feedback to get you going.
We do reserve the right to edit for fit and clarity, but if substantive edits are made, we will check in with you before publishing. We also reserve the right to politely say no thank you if your idea doesn’t quite fit with our goals.
Contact us at email@example.com and let us know what you’re thinking of, so that we can be sure someone else isn’t already working on it.
Thank you for considering contributing to Tenth!