What is your editorial policy…
One of the main purposes of The LEWESIAN is to help connect local people with other local people and activities and groups thus bringing about a greater community spirit. That is the guiding principle behind our editorial policy. So if it is about Lewes, or is about something going on in Lewes or features someone from Lewes and what they are up to then we are interested!
Has The LEWESIAN got a political bias?
No, The LEWESIAN is not political in any way. We will feature locally elected councillors and the local MP but only as a public service if they have information that is relevant to residents. We aim not to have anything party political in the publication.
How will you cover contentious local issues?
We are happy to publish an opinion from a resident about a local issue but we will carry a waiver that this isn’t necessarily an opinion shared by the publication and we will always offer space for the other point of view to be published.
What is the process involved to get an article published?
First step would be to email the editor, Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sally will decide if the item is something to be featured in The LEWESIAN and will email you back. If you get the green light to have your article published Sally will give you the word count for the article and the deadline for submission.
Then you send in the article in a Word Document and also send images as per the instructions that Sally will issue to you.
When is the final date for booking editorial space…
There isn’t really a deadline for editorial as such except to say that the planning of editorial content starts months before the actual month of publication and there is limited space available. Our advice is to get in contact with your editorial proposal as early as you can. That gives you the best chance of getting a slot.
Why is there only limited editorial space…
The LEWESIAN is funded totally by the revenue generated through advertising sales. This pays for the printing and distribution of the magazine as well as covering other associated costs. As a result of this, the amount of available free editorial pages is dictated by how much advertising there is in the magazine. As the publication grows and has more advertisers the number of editorial pages available will increase in ratio. Our aim is to roughly maintain a 50/50 ratio between advertising and editorial.