Santa Ana Arts publishes articles reported and written by art journalists, and op-eds written by art institutions and practitioners in the fields we cover: visual and performing arts and design. If you have a submission that promotes your organization’s projects or services, please see the sponsored posts section below.
We welcome well-considered pitches from journalists around the city of Santa Ana for our shorter “daily” pieces (250 to 500 words) and our weekly features (around 800 to 1,000 words). When writing to us, you should note which you’re after.
Generally, we report on visual performing art and design throughout the city. Writers who are the best fit for us have a deep understanding of the complexity of layers that make up Santa Ana's creative culture — including the coverage of issues in our community about the impacts of art in relation to poverty, immigration and affordable housing shortages along with other economic barriers that face our artist community as related to access and the freedom of open cultural expression within the arts — and all the tools needed to overcome these problems (whether effective or not). Our regular freelancers (we’re always looking to expand that roster) are committed to the extensive reporting required to explore these complex issues, and the ways one can successfully translate how the arts can have to real human impacts within community.
Our readers are people working daily to make their city more sustainable and more equitable, with regards to economics and infrastructure. We’re committed to bringing them smart reads about the new ideas and effective people in the arts . We seek to highlight a diverse array of voices and perspectives within the city.
We’re looking for specific story pitches, not topic ideas. You must answer the following in your pitch: Why now? (In other words, what’s the news hook?) Why do Santa Ana Arts readers need to know about this? What’s the problem at the center? How has it been or can it be tackled? (You should have a general idea about possible solutions before pitching. “I want to explore … ” won’t get you an assignment.) How does it translate to a broader urban city context? How has it been covered by other media outlets, local or national? Please include potential sources in your pitch.
We also are willing to review events, conferences, symposia and meetings related to the arts. We know that you certainly might get a lead while networking on a great story as well. Pitch us after you’ve attended and looked into the idea. We also like to learn about local artist through artist Q&As.
Please send article pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Op-eds should be topical and relevant to Santa Ana Art's which has the mission of inspiring positive change in cities through the arts and speak to how the arts can and does effect such change. Articles should express a strong, informed opinion. (If you’re writing about your organization or work that you do, please see sponsored posts below.)
All submissions must be original, and not published elsewhere. Maximum length is 1,200 words. We will not consider articles that have already been published, in any form, in print or online.
We don’t pay for op-eds or guarantee publication in advance of receiving a submission. To submit pieces for consideration, please email email@example.com with “ Art Op-Ed Submission” in the subject line.
We review all emails with op-ed submissions, but we can’t respond to every one. If you haven’t heard back from us in four weeks, feel free to pitch elsewhere.
Sponsored PostsIf you’re with a for-profit business or nonprofit organization and have a art specific submission that promotes you and the work that you do, you can find rates and details about placing a sponsored post by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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