Guidelines for Submissions
Thank you for your interest in contributing to New Tribal
Dawn, a webzine that explores the literature of diversity.
Whereas the 20th century saw the growth of such concepts
as the global citizen and the universal rights of man, the
21st century has opened with a rising interest in
tribalism. Indigenous peoples are reasserting their
cultural heritage and political rights, individuals are
forming intentional communities based upon shared
interests, and the ideological divisions of the Cold War
have given way to a revival of ancient conflicts.
What sorts of people are we talking about? Bikers,
Rastafarians, aristocrats, Neopagans, military families,
nuns, Irish, migrant workers, sailors, Quakers,
prostitutes, expatriates, Apaches, goths...the list is
endless and has endless variations. What they have in
common is that each represents a network of people whose
way of life somehow sets them apart from others. So one
could say that we are all members of at least one tribe,
whether by blood, marriage, religion, or lifestyle.
At this time we are in the market to purchase the
- well-written articles exploring a particular tribe or
subculture or nation or social network, the general
topic "tribalism", or analyses of relevant news or
- critical (but not promotional) reviews of books,
music, films, performance, visual arts, etc.;
- interviews with notable personalities;
- original or historical photographs, either
accompanying an article or as a stand-alone photo essay;
- brief news items;
- letters to the editor.
At this time we especially encourage submissions from
minority or international contributors. At this time we
are not in the market for erotica.
Rights and Payment
- All submissions must be previously unpublished online,
except for brief news items. If your work is already
online, do not submit it to us; instead, visit our Link Exchange Page.
- We pay fifty dollars per text article, upon
acceptance. We buy exclusive online rights to articles;
print and other rights are retained by the owner. Rights
to original photos are negotiable.
- We do not pay for letters to the editor or brief news
- You must inform us if any part of your submission is
already under copyright or in the public domain.
- We prefer a length of 1500 to 3000 words; shorter is
OK for photo essays. Unpaid letters can be as short as
- Check your facts. Nobody likes to receive five hundred
e-mails stating that no, Reggae did not originate in
- If you identify a private individual (as opposed to a
public figure) by name or feature them prominently in a
photograph, get their written permission before sending
us the submission.
- This is a webzine, not a newsgroup. Do not submit
flames, rants or excessively foul language.
- We reserve the right to edit for content or length.
- All queries and manuscripts must be in text-only
format. Do not send attachments; include the text in the
body of the message. Query first if there are special
HTML considerations (e.g. tables or graphics) or if you
- Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For articles and other paid submissions, include the
word "Submission" in the subject line.
- For letters and other unpaid submissions, include the
word "Letter" in the subject line.