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Submission Guidelines


We’re thrilled you’re interested in contributing to Word Pulse. We exist to promote healthy, productive dialogue around current events, challenges, and service opportunities in Dane County and beyond. As an organization, we hold no official political or social stances, but we’ve created a platform where different viewpoints and communities can participate in a conversation. We firmly believe we stand at a unique crossroads where diverse communities begin to understand each other, and even celebrate each other, in ways not seen in years!

Our only litmus test for what we promote is that the articles hold equal measures of grace and dignity for all sides. We call it the ‘Jesus Lens.’ Right now, so much of the conversation around the challenges of our time (poverty, politics, race) start from a posture of demonizing and dehumanizing the other side. Word Pulse will take a different path, not forcing agreement on policy or social issues, but treating all sides with respect and love, while promoting productive, albeit difficult, conversations. The topics you can write about are incredibly varied, and we’re excited to add the voices of teachers, professionals, artists, clergy, and more to the dialogue.

If you’re interested in contributing a piece, please submit your content via email to phaslanger@gmail.com. Our editorial team time to review and proof it,  and then we’ll let you know when it goes live. Along with your submission, you’re welcome to add a headshot and one or two sentences with your biography and social media presence. This will accompany your content. Acceptable formats for submitted media is outlined below:

Type of Content Media Format
Written Articles, Poetry, Etc.                 .DOCX
Video Youtube Link
Music, Podcasts .MP3
Art, Photography, Etc. .JPEG

We also accept media that has appeared on your personal platforms (blogs, Facebook, etc.). The essential component of all submissions is that you are the rightful owner of it. Finally, all content must adhere to the values of Word Pulse and Selfless Ambition: Gracious, Artistic, Diverse, Relevant, and Strategic. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any other questions, and feel free to share this opportunity with other writers, musicians, etc. who may be interested in contributing as well.

We are eager to see where this dialogue leads. Thank you for taking part in it!


The Selfless Ambition Editorial Team