Write For Us

Interested in contributing to Polo’s Bastards? We’d love to hear from you.

Do we pay? We write for the love of being spat at, chased, beaten, having viruses sent to us via email by disenchanted readers and the occasional death threat. We feel that this is ample reward for our labour. We hope you do too!

Please submit work to editor -at- polosbastards.com as per the following guidelines:

Commentary – Should be between 1000 – 1500 words. Pictures not essential, although one or two are appreciated.

Travel Feature – Can be anything from 500 – 4000 words. Anything larger is likely to be divided into smaller parts and published in instalments. Accompanying photography, though not essential, is highly preferred. Assume 5 pictures for every 1000 words submitted as a guideline.

Review – Typically no more than 500 words. Facts need to be accurate and crosschecked. An accompanying title-photograph/picture is requested.

Photography – All photography should be submitted in jpg format at 72dpi res, with the max width set at 800 pixels for landscape, and max height set at 500 pixels for portrait. Larger sized pictures can be reduced by the editor, although it should be remembered that excessively large images would take considerably longer to send via email, plus the more work you make for Lee, the less likely he is to buy you a beer if you ever meet. Exceptionally low resolution images may not be usable.

Please understand that the nature of some of Polo’s Bastards’ content carries the risk of endangering those people described therein. It is not in our agenda nor interest to favour any party over another, and anonymity of all individuals is encouraged where a consequent danger can arise as a direct result of a publication on the Polo’s Bastards’ website. We will occasionally ask for reconfirmation that named or pictured individuals, villages, towns, etc. are protected if necessary, but that obligation must rest with the contributor. – Editor.

  9 comments for “Write For Us

  1. Blair W.
    July 26, 2006 at 4:36 am

    I am a PhD student living in the States and getting my PhD part-time from UNiveristy of East London. My thesis is on THe Women and Children of Pakistan Permanently Injured in the 2005 Earthquake. I am visiting Islamabad in October would your website be interested in a short story about the trip and possible future stories as I go back to Pakistan?

    Thank you,
    BW

  2. Matthew Davidson
    October 21, 2006 at 3:25 am

    Wow!! What an exciting idea for a website. I will be headed to Chiapas Mexico soon to film the Zapatista movement. I would love to contribute to your website while I`m down there. Maybe I could do something like have a weekly journal entry posted on your website along with video of what I`ll be experiencing. Interested? Let me know.
    I am 21 years old and have been obsessed with international affairs and conflict since I was in junior high. I have recently contacted Current Television and pitched an idea to them about Chiapas which they thought wasn`t half bad “especially for a youngster.” Ms. Lisa Ling contacted me and offered to help in anyway she could. After talking back and forth I`ve decided to head out around Jan. 1st, 2006. Any assisstance or advice would be much appreciated!!

  3. Lee
    November 28, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    Always interested in new content, but please don’t post questions in this section, as I rarely check in here! Best to use the forum or send an email directly.

    Thanks,
    Lee.

  4. July 5, 2007 at 2:21 am

    Maybe I could do something like have a weekly journal entry posted on your website along with video of what I`ll be experiencing. Interested? Let me know.

  5. vivi sheppeard
    July 6, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    Hey I think this is fab. To think that I can read about all sorts of destinations on this site makes me want to contribute articles about where I have been. Watch this space.

  6. eyong effi atem
    September 27, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    i will like to share with you all the information that is coming from my ciuntry cameroon in africa i will be happy to give you all the step by step stories

  7. January 14, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Blair going to Pakistan – would you be interested in talking with my brother who spent 12 months in Pakistan frontier territory assisting women and kids as a result of that earthquake?

  8. Profile photo of Steve Strommer
    January 15, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Absolutely! Have him write up his experiences and send some photos along and we’ll be happy to put something together.

    stiv@polosbastards.com

  9. James Devine
    January 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    I would be more than happy to write about my time in Nigeria.

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