Submission

Please send all submissions to

 

pixelhose will accept all submission and publication is subject to the following:

General rules:

  1. pixelhose is 100% free. We do not charge to review submissions or for anyone to use the site.
  2. You must login to comment. You can register with us or use your Facebook or Twitter account. Registration or login is not required for anyone to simply view the site. We DO NOT rent or share your information.
  3. YOU MAINTAIN OWNERSHIP OF YOUR MATERIAL AND NO RIGHTS ARE TRANSFERRED TO pixelhose through material submission or when your material appears on the site.
  4. All submissions are reviewed by a human. We are the sole decision-maker as to what will or will not appear on pixelhose and our decision is final. Further, we may, at our sole discretion, assign or reassign a category to your submission. If our choice does not match your intended category, we will email you to give a chance to accept or withdraw.
  5. As a practical matter, we are unable to offer a personal conversation if your material is rejected. We will, however, make every attempt to give you useful and constructive feedback.
  6. We try not to reject a lot of material and invite you to submit work that deals with taboo, fringe, or risqué subjects in such a way as to spark conversation leading to socially redeemable outcomes. However, all material that nclude any gratuitous hate speech, sex, or violence will be rejected. Profane language, used in appropriate context, will not by itself be cause for rejection.
  7. Rants are automatically rejected.
  8. Your can submit your material to only ONE CATEGORY. Spammers will be blocked.
  9. We try to get through the submissions as quickly as we can but, depending on the backlog, it may take us a while to get back to you. Please be patient!

Finally…. This is work in progress and this list will evolve over time. We will post an entry to the blog when changes occur. 

NOTE: pixelhose IS NOT A LINK-BUILDING OR SEO SITE. ANY SUBMISSION DESIGNED SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF BUILDING BACK LINKS WILL BE REJECTED. FURTHER, “PRODUCT PLACEMENT” OF ANY KIND WITHIN YOUR MATERIAL HAS TO BE JUSTIFIABLE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE SUBMISSION.

Specific per-category submission information:

Fiction

  • Please try to keep it as short as possible. Remember Hemingway!
  • Don’t sweat the grammar details! Tell your story and hopefully the community will help you improve your piece.
  • No subject is considered taboo. We do like edgy and risqué topics. However, do make sure to read general rules #6, #7, and #8.
  • pixelhose DOES NOT offer editing or reviews so please don’t ask. It is our hope that a lot of that kind of feedback will come from the community.

Please insert Fiction in the subject line.

Essay

  • Please try to keep it as short as possible. Styling your essays after your favorite newspaper’s Op-Ed section is good. Styling it after Foreign Policy is probably a little overkill for pixelhose but we’ll definitely read it and publish it.
  • Your logic and structure should show a considered position.
  • Local to Global themes are welcome.
  • No subject is considered taboo. We do like edgy and risqué topics. However, do make sure to read general rules #6, #7, and #8.
  • pixelhose DOES NOT offer editing or reviews so please don’t ask. It is our hope that a lot of that kind of feedback will come from the community.

Please insert Essay in the subject line.

Travel

  • We LOVE travel stories!! It doesn’t matter where it was or what happened. If it made an impression on you, specially if it changed you even in some little way, we’d love to have it included here.
  • If your submission falls into a “review” category, except as noted below, you should consider a specialized travel review site.
  • If you submission starts with “everyone else at the hostel had passed out except for us… ” you should submit to a more specialized site!
  • The kind of stuff we love to see is things that don’t quite fit on any other site like what is the best/worst seat on a typical Bolivian bus!
  • You submission to this category MUST include date (and time if appropriate) information about the material you are submitting. Just like you, we get very annoyed when we find way-outdated info on travel sites.
  • WE WILL ACCEPT AUDIO AND VIDEO STORIES in the travel section so you can just tell your story and not worry about writing stuff!

Please insert Travel in the subject line.

Unwritten

  • All things non-text go here. This includes photos, videos, sound bites, etc.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO TEXT IS ALLOWED HERE. If you need any text, such as caption, to explain or enhance your submission, it does not belong here.

Please insert Unwritten in the subject line.

Wild-N-Weird

The name says it all…

Please insert Wild-N-Weird in the subject line.

Everything Else

The name says it all…

  • DO NOT submit support or service issues here! The submission email given below is ONLY for materials that can’t be categorized anywhere else on pixelhose. See our About page for support/member services contact information.
  • Submit all poetry here. If it looks like there will be sufficient poetry submissions we’ll create its own category.

Please insert Everything Else in the subject line.

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