Share your content with Expatica

Share your content with Expatica

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Expatica is looking for readers who want to contribute to our websites.

Expatica is looking for the following content:
- Community news
- Blogs
- Local events
- Local food recipes
- Photos and videos
- Book, CD, film, music and restaurant/bar reviews

Whatever the topic of your contribution, we want to hear from you! Start sending in your content today to our editors and share it with thousands of other expats.

Contributing content to Expatica: FAQs

What kind of material is Expatica looking for?
Blogs, articles, opinions, photo essays, restaurant/ bar reviews, book, film, music reviews

What topics?
We are looking for strong material that reflects international life and enriches the Expatica reader’s experience of living abroad. High on our list are informative features on living and moving abroad, along with the more personal reflections on what you consider to be the ups and downs of life in your adopted country. We are open to all of your suggestions on what is important or interesting to you about your current country of residence.

Here are some examples of features and blogs sent in by Expatica readers:
From Belgium: In Belgium no news is good news & The not-so-secret recipe for Belgian frites
From France: Getting married in France: Let’s be sensible & Lives and Livelihoods: Storms, waltzes and punchups
From Germany: From Berlin, with love & The Klassical Junkie: Taking in the ‘Rust Belt’
From Luxembourg: A detour into Luxembourg
From Spain: Oye, rubia: Tried-and-true ‘You know you’ve lived in Madrid when…’ & From Barcelona: The truth about Spanish siestas
From Switzerland: A flight of colours & Expat in Switzerland: Long live the Swiss
From the Netherlands: Maternity matters – What to expect in the Netherlands &
The horror of cycling
From the UK: The Britophile’s Best of 2009 & English women treat me like I’m an alien...

What length should my article be?
A typical article should be from around 750 words. For a photo essay, let the pictures do the talking but provide captions.

What format?
Send us a Word document and supply any relevant pictures with a width of no more than 500 pixels (four pictures maximum).
For a photo essay, the same applies (six pictures maximum).

Submitting your images to Expatica's flickr group
We invite all readers to contribute to Expatica's photo story series by sending related photos or videos. You can either send them to photos@expatica.com or add them to our newly-created flickr group at http://www.flickr.com/people/expatica/. All contributed material will be credited accordingly.

Will my material be edited?
Yes. Our editors will look over the article and make changes where necessary. For a long-term relationship with our site, editors may choose to collaborate with you to improve the copy and write more articles. Edit your text yourself before considering it ready to send. Run spell-check after setting to UK English and read your document one more time before sending it.

For photo essays, photos may be cropped.  If the framing is perfect, then we’ll only crop for practical purposes such as fitting the pictures into our standard format for headline pictures.

What is not acceptable?
Bad language, pornography and material that is libellous whether against a company, organisation or individual. Most of us already know the rules on this. Keep it clean is the rule of thumb.

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