What we will need from you depends to some extent upon how you intend to contribute.
The following list is a super-set of what you need to provide to us. We don't
need quite all of this if you only want to help add to our Progressive News
Summary, for example. To wit:
Your name, which we will not publish without your permission. If
you want to remain anonymous even from us, we'll have to discuss it.
Your commenting handles (names); We need to have some confidence
you're a progressive. Alternatively, you may give references to people we
already know - current writers or regular commenters.
Your Pen Name; This can be the same as either your actual name, a
commenting handle, or something else. This is the name we will use to advertise
your work on the web.
A one paragraph biography. It can be short or long, several paragraphs
or only one, but it should give readers some idea about your perspective,
your frame of reference. Perhaps it indicates where you grew up, or something
that happened in your experience. It's up to you. But we need something in
An introduction to your current focus. Where do you intend to go
with your writing? What service do you intend to provide to readers? Again,
this is up to you but it's in the first person, and should directly speak
to readers. And again, this should be at least one modest paragraph, but could
All email addresses you intend to submit articles from. This is so
we can train the automation system to automatically recognize you and therefore
put your work in the right spot in the system, attributing your articles to
you, etc. Submissions from unknown email addresses are silently discarded.
Please send our editor an email providing this data so we can get started!
The address is Editor at TheTroyPress.com.
Subsequent to that, format your work according to the guidelines below, and
double check your work, please, then email it to us, as follows...