We’re always on the lookout for talented writers! If you’re fascinated by the urban landscape, modern ruins, re-purposed structures and objects, art, offbeat travel locations and alternative urban living, we’d like to hear from you. And of course, if you know of a great place that you feel we should feature, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
In order to be considered for a guest article, please send an outline of your article to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via our Contact form. Be sure to include why you want to write for Urban Ghosts, how your article fits with our core content and why you think it will appeal to our readers. Please also include a working title and a rough word count.
Be sure to adhere to our house style and look through archived articles first to ensure your article is on topic. You are also welcome to send unsolicited drafts, but please note this will not automatically guarantee that we’ll publish it. While you retain all rights to your work published on Urban Ghosts, we reserve the right to edit all articles to ensure our standards are met. Articles can be brief and punchy or longer, in-depth features. As long as you do the subject matter justice and don’t ramble, that’s fine by us!
Images and copyrights – all images featured on Urban Ghosts are either reproduced under a Creative Commons license or with the permission of their owners. If images are not available in the public domain or do not fall under a Creative Commons license, written permission MUST be sought. Of course, you are free to use your own photographs too!
We believe strongly in supporting aspiring writers and web publishers. All Urban Ghosts contributors will receive a link back to their websites, blogs, social media profiles and so on, assuming these sites are appropriate for general viewing. Sites of an adult or spammy nature will not be linked.
We are interested in articles relating to the following subjects, but will consider content outside these areas if we feel it will benefit our readers:
Urban exploration and abandoned places - while urbex alone is fascinating and yields some compelling photography, we are also interested in the stories behind the modern ruins (if known) and the history of these often little-known places.
Military history and abandonments - while military ruins fall into the above category, such places and objects offer so much history that they deserve their own category (places featured don’t necessarily need to be “abandoned”, but their history should be clearly highlighted).
Architecture – there are many amazing architecture sites online, so we try to differentiate ourselves by featuring examples of adaptive reuse, recycled architecture and building conversions – especially of places that have been reinvented after previously falling into disuse.
Art – we use a broad definition of “urban art” to include all manner of inner city art projects, from community art that transforms previously dilapidated areas to public installations made from recycled materials and the intersection of art and modern ruins – if it fits with the core content of Urban Ghosts, we want to feature it!
Living – a young category with only a few articles (so far!), we want to take Urban Ghosts’ traditional content to new areas of the urban landscape to feature alternative urban living – from urban homesteading and guerrilla gardening to strange urban adventuring and everything in between.
Urban Legend – while the term “urban” in urban legend doesn’t necessarily refer directly to the urban landscape, we’re fascinated by the strange myths and local folklore that grow up around our towns, cities, villages and broader regions. If you know of a strange tale that you feel we should feature, or would like to write about, please let us know.
Alternative Travel – in some ways, everything featured on Urban Ghosts could fall into the realm of alternative travel and, in many ways, that’s how we think of ourselves. If you know of a fascinating place that might not be abandoned but falls into exploration and offbeat travel in a broader sense, from the world’s most colourful cities to a village built within and beneath overhanging cliffs, chances are we’d like to hear about it.
Thanks for reviewing and we look forward to hearing from you!
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