Homeland411 provides original, in-depth news stories, features, opinions, and interviews, and welcomes submissions from industry professionals, experienced writers and reporters, government officials, and others who wish to contribute to the homeland security conversation.
Please note: Plagiarism is not tolerated, and is evaluated in the strictest terms. Using another writer’s written work or ideas without attribution is plagiarism. Homeland411 primarily uses original material, not previously published anywhere in print or online. Homeland411 retains all editorial discretion for any piece submitted for publication on the site.
Following are guidelines on contributions to Homeland411:
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR AND WHAT WE PUBLISH
All submissions to Homeland411 are exclusive to Homeland411.* Please do not submit or propose anything that has already appeared in print or online. No material from Homeland411 may be republished or reproduced in any format without the expressed written permission of Homeland411 and Prawdzik Group LLC.
Homeland411 assigns all submissions to the site. If interested in submitting, please first send a short email to editor@Homeland411.com with “Submission Proposal” written in the subject line. Briefly—in a paragraph or two—describe the submission you would like to make and the department to which you believe the story/article/item would best fit. If Homeland411 is interested in the piece, it will be assigned, and length/deadline will be established. Homeland411 reserves the right edit any submission at its discretion.
General guidelines for department submissions are as follows:
Today411—Up-to-date news and information, breaking or otherwise—objective and sourced; no author opinion.
In-Depth411—Sourced features examining topics pertinent to Homeland411 and its readership. Objective, In-Depth411 submissions should tell a story. These should be third-person narratives with the primary actors and those expressing opinion being the subject of interviews, not the author.
Perspective411—Original opinion columns from a single source or authority on a particular issue. They can consist of single opinion columns, presented in a point/counterpoint format, or first-hand accounts about specific issues to homeland security. Submissions that address and propose solutions to problems are encouraged. Perspective columns are exclusive to Homeland411 for 30 days from the date they are published. Homeland411 publishes perspective columns from all over the political spectrum, and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.
Think411—Reports, studies, white papers, and other research material produced by independent entities on a topic related to homeland security. Think411 entries include a short summary of the particular work and contain a link to the full report. Reports featured at Think411 do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Homeland411. They are intended as an information exchange to highlight varying perspectives and scholarly work in the homeland security realm.
Profile411—Interviews with individuals in the homeland security realm. Possibly Q&A in certain instances. Subjects can include but are not limited to government officials, think tank/research professionals, and industry individuals.
Library411—Important books, publications that touch on aspects of homeland security.
While Homeland411 has a number of departments, the easiest department for acceptance of a submission is Perspective411. These are typically opinions/analysis/or individual know-how columns that address a particular issue, problem, solution, or express an opinion that might be important to the Homeland411 audience—particularly industry focused and/or related to homeland security.
Point of view: Please keep submissions in third person, including Perspective411 submissions.
Homeland411 utilizes the Associated Press Style Manual as its style guide, with some modifications exclusive to Homeland411.
Submission guidelines are subject to change without notice.
* With the exception of select arrangements.