Interested in contributing to The Clerk? We publish freelance articles on topics pertaining to Haverford, including opinion pieces, news stories, multimedia or photo essays, and long-form articles. You can find our mission and standards here. No writing experience is necessary, and you do not have to attend meetings to submit. Our editorial board is always available to answer questions, give a primer on journalistic writing, or just talk through an idea.
The contribution process :
- Get in touch with our Editor-in-Chief Ellen Schoder (firstname.lastname@example.org) about what you want to write. You will be assigned an editor who will be a resource throughout the writing process. We also accept finished articles and letters to the editor by email, which go through an editing process.
- (Optional) Set up a meeting with your editor to talk through the piece. If this is your first time writing for a newspaper, your editor can help you through the process and how to write in a journalistic style.
- Send in a draft to the editors. We edit pieces for length, clarity, and grammar, among other things. Editors’ comments are suggestions, and it is ultimately the writer’s decision which edits to incorporate.
- With your and your editor’s approval, the final draft is published!
To get more involved, come to Clerk meetings Sunday nights at 7:45 pm in the DC Basement Conference Room.