Little Village welcomes completed essays, letters-to-the-editor, and pitches for articles and essays pertaining to the news, arts and culture of the Iowa City area.
In general, word counts range from 350-1200 words, but longer essays and investigations up to 3,000 words may also be considered.
Our general content categories are:
- Community news
- Food and drink
- Arts and entertainment
Pitches for as-yet-to-be-completed articles should include:
- A brief explanation of the topic and proposed angle, i.e.; Remote-access healthcare (topic), and what it means for women’s health in Iowa (angle).
- A proposed wordcount and timeframe for completion
- List of potential sources
For proposed angles, see Little Village’s list of core values:
- Affordability and access
- Economic and labor justice
- Environmental sustainability
- Racial justice
- Gender equity
- Quality healthcare
- Quality education
- Critical culture
Freelancers are asked to refrain from contacting artists or press agents for interview requests on behalf of Little Village without the expressed approval and participation of a Little Village staff editor.
Please direct all submissions and queries to: email@example.com
A note about fact-checking and source protection: All content published in Little Village or on littlevillagemag.com undergoes a rigorous fact-checking process. To the extent that published essays and articles draw on reporting and research, editors may ask contributors to document their sources. In-text citations are not necessary, but contributors may find it helpful to keep a file of each article or essay that includes a bibliography and sourced footnotes. At the editors’ discretion, sources for articles and essays of a sensitive nature may be kept anonymous in published drafts.