Freelancers are always welcome to submit work to College Green as long as it fits within our editorial formula and its facts and assertions can be verified by reliable sources. Students are also welcome to submit coursework or stories that have been previously published. Those who wish to reprint work already published in another magazine or newspaper are responsible for knowing and following the policies of that previous publication.
Those interested in submitting freelance work must contact the appropriate section editor. Contact information for section editors is listed on the “Contact” page. The e-mail subject line should read “CG Submission” and the message should give a brief statement of the story idea and why it would suit our editorial formula.
We encourage stories to contain a more in-depth examination of the proposed topic, providing a comprehensive picture and the necessary context to promote understanding. Our editorial falls within four sections: News, Science, Lifestyles and People, and Commentary.
- “News” covers the political and economic aspects of environmentalism. It explores the policies and regulations influencing businesses and their environmental impact. This section will also cover events on the Ohio University campus and in the Athens community.
- “Science” explores the scientific and technological realm of environmental issues. That includes conservation, biology, wildlife biology, renewable energy, pollution, environmental health, natural history, land use and environmental justice.
- “Lifestyles and People” takes an look at human behavior and cultural trends. Articles in this category covers socio-ecological systems and provides personality profiles to highlight prominent environmental players. This category includes CG’s human interest stories.
- “Commentary” includes columns, first-person narratives and guest submissions.
The following information must be included with your submissions: your name, year and major, involvement in other organizations (to avoid possible conflicts of interest), e-mail and, if applicable, when and where your story was originally published.