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HowlRound is a knowledge commons that's produced by and for you! Participate!

WRITE FOR THE JOURNAL
We accept queries and pitches. In fact, most of our content comes in this way! We're looking for writers who are deeply invested in and committed to the theatre field. You could be a current student or a seasoned professional, but if you're actively involved in theatre and/or performance, we'll be thrilled to hear from you. We do not publish personal attacks, promotional material, or material that has been previously published.

In keeping with our values, we're looking for pieces about...

  • Theatre commoning (Resources managed and produced with generosity and abundance, community and collaboration)
  • Ideas and practices that challenge—and seek to revolutionize—the status quo
  • Lesser-known or marginalized aesthetics, or new forms of theatre practice
  • Equity, inclusivity, and accessibility for underrepresented theatre communities and practices
  • Theatre practice, process, and relevant issues in a specific geographic location but that are meaningful and relevant to others around the world.

Essay Parameters:
1,500-2,000 words. Essays are rigorously edited. Depending on the backlog of content, articles may wait as long as three to four months before publication. Upon publication of an article, we pay the author $150.

Blog Parameters:
750-1000 words. Blog posts are edited for style, less for content. Blogs can usually be published within two months of submission. Upon publication of a blog, we pay the author $50.

Interview Parameters:
Interviews can be either blogs or essays, and we pay and edit according word count. If you’re interested in pitching an interview, check out these interview guidelines and best practices.

NewCrit Parameters: 
NewCrit focuses on analysis of a specific show(s) beyond the traditional "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" review. For more context, see New Crit guidelines and best practices
. 1,000-1,500 words. NewCrit articles are edited for style and content. Usually published within a month of submission. Upon publication of a NewCrit review, we pay the author $100.

Week-Long Curated Series Parameters:
HowlRound regularly publishes week-long series on a particular topic. Learn more about the requirements and parameters for curators.

SUBMIT YOUR PITCH
Due to the high volume of correspondence we receive, please allow up to two weeks for a reply to any queries. If your pitch is accepted, our team will work with you to edit for style and content. Click here to submit your pitch.

COMMENTS POLICY
All comments on the site are moderated. Most comments will be posted if they are on topic and not personal attacks, but moderating decisions are subjective. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers and generally cannot alter a comment once it is posted. We will delete an offensive posting. We have limited tolerance for trolling and baiting, incoherence, and shouting. We seek to create a conversation that is an invitation to real and positive inquiry in a community of shared learning. If you post comments that consistently violate the spirit of this policy we reserve the right to ban you from the comments section. 

LIVESTREAM ON HOWLROUND TV
HowlRoundTV’s arts, culture, and theatre programming is entirely produced by the global community that it serves. Any person or organization can livestream their event for free, and access to the channel is first come, first serve. We provide in-depth technical support, training, and help you to get the word out. We promise, it's not hard! To propose a livestream, go here. Do you have a technical / producing requirements question that isn't answered in this livestream guide? Contact tv@howlround.com for more information, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917-686-3185.

ADD INFORMATION TO THE WORLD THEATRE MAP
The World Theatre Map is a user-generated directory and a real-time media hub of the world’s theatre community that's entirely community-sourced and editable by anyone. Visit and add to the map in English, Spanish, or French!

JOIN OR HOST A CHAT ON TWITTER  
We have hosted hundreds of  conversations on Twitter via #howlround.  Moderators and the topics come from the worldwide theatre community. Upcoming chats are announced on the happenings page, and can be joined simply by tweeting with #howlround during the hour-long chats.If you have a globally-engaging topic you'd like to host a chat about, email travis@howlround.com with your topic and three open-ended questions.

REPUBLISH AN ARTICLE
All content is free cultural work available to you under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). If you republish one of our pieces, please include: "This piece, "Title" by Author Name was originally published on HowlRound (hyperlink to original article url), on Date."

HAVE AN IDEA?
Want to propose something that isn't on this list? Go ahead! Email us at editor@howlround.com.