Volunteers are important to us and make a lot of what we do possible. If you are looking to get involved with us, we will find a place for you and help you learn the skills you need. You might think we’re only looking for volunteer writers, but we’re also looking for photographers, illustrators, copy editors, and more!
Before you become a volunteer, we ask that you get to know a little more about the Martlet and confirm that you’ve read our Volunteer Agreement. If you still have questions, you can take a gander at our volunteer handbook (coming soon!) which contains other useful info.
Want to write for us? We’re here to help you get started. If you have a story idea of your own, you can send it to our Editor-in-Chief. If you’re in need of a little inspiration, you can attend our weekly story meetings to get some ideas, or you can sign up for our Listserv and keep an eye out for a story that piques your interest.
Once submitted, your story will undergo approximately two rounds of edits (sometimes more, but not often). Our editors usually use Google Docs to collaborate with our writers, so if you haven’t already, check it out! If you’d prefer a more hands-on approach, you can arrange to meet with your section editor during the first round of edits to help familiarize yourself with the editorial process.
For all of your stories, please include all relevant contact information (phone numbers for interview subjects as well as email addresses) and websites (links to source documents) for fact-checking purposes. It’s also a great idea to hold onto your interview recordings and notes too!