Last Day to Pitch for CPR!
By this point in the year everyone must be aware of the awesomeness that is the Columbia Political Review. If you’re looking for in depth political analysis put together by some of the sharpest writers and editors in campus, then CPR is right for you. But, have you ever considered that you maybe be right for CPR?
That’s right, writers! Right now you can right the wrongs of not writing for CPR sooner by writing a pitch for their spring issue right away! Support our fellow CPU publication by filling out their application, reposted below. But do it quick because the deadline is today at 11:59 PM!!
Any student at the University is welcome to submit their idea(s) for an article, and we encourage everyone, no matter their backgrounds in writing or politics, to submit a pitch if they feel passionately about a topic. Multiple pitches may be submitted.
The deadline for submissions will be 11:59 PM on Monday, March 4. Please e-mail your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accepted pitches will appear in either our website our magazine. If you have a preference, please indicate.
Pitches should be of the following format:
1. Your Name, School, Year, and Phone Number.
2. One or two sentences explaining what you want to write about and why. What is your idea, your view? Please be clear and concise.
This can be just a thought that you’ve been kicking around for some time— our editorial staff will help you develop that idea into a feature article that will make you proud.
3. Expand upon your idea. How do you intend to argue or defend your opinion? How is it unique and why will it interest a broad readership?
4. Attach a writing sample. This can be a paper from a class or anything you’ve written within the last year. There is no minimum or maximum page limit – we just want to gauge your general writing style.
CPR has an active website for pieces that are either too short or cannot fit within the magazine’s editorial deadline so do not worry about the length of your pitch, or the piece it may become, or your time constraints—send us your ideas and we will work with you to figure out where and how your thoughts can best turn into a piece.
If you are interested in doing illustrations or photography for CPR, please send us an e-mail with the subject line “Art Submission.”
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to e-mail us at email@example.com.
Although pitches submitted at the beginning of the semester will be considered for the Spring issue, we encourage everyone to submit new pitches.