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Contribute to Rated News

Interested in writing for Rated News? Find out why and how here.

Share Your Voice with Our Readers

Join the Rated News community and share your unique perspective with our diverse and engaged readership. Our stories cover a wide range of topics and are focused on providing accurate and unbiased news coverage.

As a freelance journalist, you have the power to shape the narrative and bring attention to under-reported stories. By contributing to our website, you have the opportunity to showcase your talent and reach a wider audience.

Expand Your Reach

By contributing to Rated News, you can expand your reach and gain exposure to a wider audience. Your articles will be shared on our website and social media channels, allowing you to connect with readers around the world.

Build Your Personal Brand

We welcome a variety of topics, from local community issues to global events. Whether you’re passionate about social justice, politics, the environment, or culture, there’s a place for your voice on our platform.

Contributing to Rated News will help you establish yourself as a thought leader in your field. By writing on topics that matter to you and developing a consistent voice, you can build a strong personal brand and attract new opportunities.

Raise Your Profile

Join a community of journalists and content creators who are passionate about delivering unbiased news coverage. Our partnerships with other news outlets and media organizations will help raise your profile and give you the recognition you deserve.

Our platform allows you to share your work with readers all over the world, helping to expand your reach and build your portfolio. With our community-led approach, you’ll also have the opportunity to connect with other journalists and receive feedback from a supportive and diverse network.

Join a Family For The Better

Our contributors include journalists, writers, and experts in a wide range of fields. By joining our community, you will have the opportunity to connect with other thought leaders and engage in meaningful conversations about the issues that matter.

Enjoy a Transparent, Interactive Process

Our editorial team is committed to providing a transparent and interactive process for all contributors. We value your feedback and are always available to answer questions and provide support.

Contributors

We offer a simple and easy-to-use platform for you to share your work, whether you’re a seasoned journalist or just starting out. We welcome your contributions and are excited to have you as part of our community.

Read our guidelines for contributors to learn more about our submission process and editorial standards. If you still have any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Rated News contributors must have strong writing skills. Every article submitted to Rated News is reviewed by our editors, and only stories with proper grammar and mechanics will be published.

Rated News is looking for contributors who are:

Passionate Writers

  • You enjoy sharing stories with others.
  • You care about a particular subject and have the ability to raise awareness and educate people through the power of writing.

Local Heroes

  • From the small town, to the big city, we want to hear and help you share your story to our readers.

Experienced Journalists 

  • You have written for big outlets in the past and bring with you knowledge to share with our readers.

Meeting these requirements is not a guarantee that your stories will be published. Read on for reasons why we might reject a submission.

Contributing to Rated News is easy. Simply create an account with Rated News then email us at [email protected] with your submission and our team will reply with the next steps.

Our contributors are at the heart of everything we do, so be sure to leave us with any links to your social media profiles and we will add them to your profile.

Articles which include imagery or videos please attach it the email and specify exactly where you would like it placed within your article. Should you have a video which is too large to be shared over email reach out to your editor to arrange safe transfer. 

Our dedicated team is available to assist around the clock for contributors.

Read through the following guidelines to start your journey as a contributor.

About Our Readers

Our news outlet is dedicated to delivering high-quality and unique content to our readers. We strive to empower them with informative and engaging stories that are relevant to their lives. 

We aim to create stories that are written with our readers in mind. We do not publish articles aimed at selling, recruiters, or marketers.

Our Style

We take a professional and clean approach to our stories to ensure maximum clarity and usefulness for our readers. We encourage writers to add their own voice but to avoid using slang, colloquialisms, and unnecessary rhetoric. If you are presenting your own opinion, please back it up with factual evidence and try to avoid using the first-person.

Writing Tips

We look for articles that are factual, compelling, colorful, and concise. Headlines should have a strong hook but not over-promise, and the article should contain the content that the headline implies it will. Headlines should also avoid being too simple or generic. For example, we recommend using part of a quote, presenting a question, or including a statistic.

The article’s body should follow the above-mentioned guidelines and be reader-friendly, which means breaking up paragraphs into smaller chunks, using subheadings, and avoiding overly technical language when possible. We typically publish articles between 250-600 words long.

At the bottom of the article, please disclose any conflicts of interest you may have with the content or subjects of the article. These include stock holdings, insider status, working relationships, and familial relationships. If we have reason to suspect a conflict of interest that is not disclosed, we will withhold the submission from publication.

Submission Restrictions

We reserve the right to reject any submission that:

  • Have repeated spelling, grammar, or style mistakes.
  • Use profanity, with some consideration for quotations.
  • Plagiarize or fail to adequately cite sources.
  • Make factually incorrect or questionable statements.
  • Promote a product or service or “pump” a trade.
  • Primarily serve SEO purposes.
  • Present entirely one-sided trading ideas.
  • Are, or seem, computer-generated.
  • Are not relevant or insightful to our readers.

At Rated News, we strive to make the contributing process open and easy for all of our writers. Our editorial staff is available to answer questions for contributors, not just our in-house team. However, due to the high volume of submissions we receive, it may take a few days for us to respond to your inquiries. Here are some answers to the questions we most commonly receive:

Q: How do I know if my article topic is a good idea? 

A: If you’re unsure whether your topic is suitable, you can email us at [email protected] and a member of our editorial staff will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that even if we deem your idea as good, there may be other factors that prevent us from accepting your submission.

Q: How do I cite sources used in a story? 

A: If the information used in your article is available online, we recommend hyperlinking the relevant text to the source. For example, in the sentence, “According to a Rated News report, management denied any wrongdoing,” hyperlink the phrase “Rated News report” to the source. If you’re unsure how to cite a source, feel free to ask us for guidance.

Q: How can I find out if my submission was published? 

A: Our team will let contributors know if and when their article will be published. 

Q: Why hasn’t my story been published yet? 

A: Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot respond to every article. Please note that Rated News does not guarantee that any submission will be published. If your article has not been published within five business days, it means that our editors have rejected it.

Q: Can I get feedback on one of my stories? 

A: Yes. We strive to make the editorial process as transparent as possible for our contributors. If you would like feedback on why a particular submission was rejected, send us an email at [email protected]. Please include the story’s full title and submission date in the email.

Q: My story is time-sensitive and needs to be published before a certain time/event to be effective. How can I indicate that? 

A: If your article has a short shelf life or is time-sensitive, please email us at [email protected], explaining why. Please include the story’s full title and submission date in the email. While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to respond and/or publish the story in time, we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Q: Can I make edits to a story I already submitted? 

A: If you need to make edits to a story please email us at [email protected], briefly detailing the edit. Please include the story’s full title and submission date in the email.

Q: Can I publish my article elsewhere if it gets accepted for Rated News? 

A: Yes, you may submit your articles to other outlets for publishing.

Q: How do I edit my profile or byline after I’ve created my account? 

A: Email us at [email protected] and we’ll make the necessary changes.

If you have a question that hasn’t been answered here, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

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