Submissions/Pitch


We strive to review and publish as many articles and stories as possible, the review/approval process can take up to a week. Your story needs to build to a clear message/lesson for readers, something that might evoke an “A ha” moment for them.

You can submit your work using the online submission form below. This is our preferred method and can speed up the review process.

Expectations

We only host quality content, this means we only accept copyrighted works if they are covered by a license that allows anyone to use them freely for any purpose. Therefore, we can only accept two types of content:

  1. Content whose copyright holder has explicitly agreed to allow anyone to use it for any purpose
  2. Content that is not protected by copyright

Recently created works such as photos, drawings and videos are almost always protected by copyright – even if there is no copyright notice. Copyright protection means that the copyright holder has the right to specify who may edit or reproduce the work and how it may be distributed. One way to specify this is by using a copyright license. Only the copyright holder can grant a license. The copyright holder is usually the person who created the work, such as a photographer, graphic designer or painter.

Content that is not protected by copyright is said to be in the public domain. Common reasons include that the content is too simple to be protected by copyright, that the copyright expired or that the copyright holder explicitly released it into the public domain. Merely making a work accessible to the public does not mean that it is released into the public domain.

Examples of content that is not realistically useful for educational purposes in most cases:

  • Fake news and propaganda
  • Private image collections such as private party photos, selfies and porn
  • Files created or uploaded for purposes of vandalism or attack
  • Unethical/Offensive ads and marketing campaigns
  • Low-quality content that does not add value beyond our existing coverage of the same topic

Currently, the following formats are allowed:

  • Images: SVG (for vector graphics), PNG (lossless format), JPEG (for photographs), GIF (“semi”-lossless format, but PNG is preferred), TIFF (lossless format, but PNG is preferred), WebP (lossy and lossless format, but JPG is preferred), XCF (allows layers and text).
  • Audio: Ogg-container (using FLAC, Speex, Opus or Vorbis codecs with file extension .oga), MIDI, WAV (16-bit PCM format and 32-bit IEEE uncompressed format), FLAC (.flac), MP3 (.mp3) or Opus (.opus).
  • Video: WebM using the VP8 video codec with Vorbis for the sound, or Ogg using the Theora video codec. New software supports file extension .ogv for Theora video without or with Vorbis audio, RFC 3534 .ogg is still usable instead of RFC 5334 .ogx for Theora video with other Ogg audio codecs – Help:Converting video.
  • Animation: GIF, APNG, Animated SVG.
  • Multipage documents (books, journals, magazines, etc.): PDF and DjVu.
  • 3D structures: STL.

We Reserve the Right to Alter and Edit Your Story

The Mission team can edit the content of your story if grammatical errors are found, along with adding logos, bylines, ads, images, etc. to your story. If you remove this content after your story is published, it will be removed from The Mission, and you will be removed from our list of contributors.

Questions

If you have questions about whether a certain file is within the project scope of We, you can ask at the help desk.