write for us
Here's your road map to contributing:
1. Email with a bit about you, and the topic you want to write about
2. We'll email you back with some post guidelines
3. Get your draft approved
4. Your article will be online!
Frequently asked writer questions
What is Twentysomething News?
Twentysomething News is a news opinion site with contributions written exclusively by people in their 20s. The site was founded because of a frustration that people in their 20s and their opinions/views/experiences aren't accurately represented in national media.
I want to write for you - do I need experience?
The site is about providing a platform for anyone in their 20s, regardless of previous writing experience. We welcome contributions from budding young journalists, experienced journalists, people who just have an interest or passion about something - or people who just fancy expressing themselves through writing.
Do I need to complete an application to write for you?
No. All you need to do is write us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) introducing yourself and giving us your article idea. We'll respond to let you know the next steps. This usually involves providing us with a date by which you can get over a first draft. One of our editors will work with you on any required amends, and then we'll publish your piece on the site.
I'm not in my twenties, can I write for you?
The site is only open for contributions from people aged 20-29.
If you're below the age of 20, we'd encourage you to continue writing (there are lots of great independent sites that will publish your work). If you're 19 and turn 20 shortly, get in touch and we can set you up on the site ready to publish your work as soon as you turn twenty.
Do you pay your contributors for writing?
At present the site does not generate revenue and so we are unable to renumerate writers for their articles (the site actually costs its founders to keep going). The medium to long-term goal for the site is to monetise it in a quality way, rather than splashing web advertising all over the place. If and when this happens we will be in a better position to pay writers.
Do I have to write regularly for the website?
No, not at all.
Twentysomething is based in the UK - can I write from abroad?
We have contributors based in the US and some parts of Europe. We are only able to publish articles written in English, but that's pretty much our only rule.
How does the submission process work?
Once you've written to us with an article idea, we'll respond with some next steps.
Once the first draft is ready, our team will read through it. Depending on your level of writing ability and/or experience, one of our editors may respond with a Google Doc link to your article with our amends. We proofread all articles, but only suggest amends where we think the piece could be improved or if there are spelling or gramatical errors to correct.
Once you've approved your piece on the site, the team will schedule the article to go live on a specific date. We encourage all of our contributors to promote the article on their own socials/networks, and each article will get at least one post on the official Twentysomething socials too.
Can I post my articles on other sites or my own blog?
If you're submitting a piece of work to Twentysomething and it gets published, we ask that you not publish that specific article anywhere else. Duplicate pieces of content can mean a dilution of traffic to both sites.
Who runs Twentysomething?
Twentysomething was founded by Harry Bower (profile here) in June 2020.