IYA is excited to announce that we have received funding to provide some payment for blog posts written by youth! High-school students, between the ages of 13 – 18, who are interested in interfaith activism are encouraged to contribute on a regular basis. Click here to find out more about IYA’s purpose!
What YOU Get for Being a Youth Guest Blogger for us:
- We’ll list you as a youth guest blogger with your bio, and links to your website, blog, or any other youth project you’d like to promote.
- We currently have 7,000+ blog followers, so your posts will be seen!
- We pay youth guest bloggers – $15 per blog post (that’s $60 a month more than you have now). Payment is only given if content meets IYA’s standards for publication. Four blog posts a month is the cap for each youth blogger at the moment.
- Build your portfolio by getting writing experience to put on your resume!
Youth Guest Blogger Requirements:
- Send in a weekly blog post (if you can only contribute posts twice a month, IYA can work with that too- just let us know).
- Posts must be at least 500 words, and can be as long as 1,200 words. We’re much more content focused, and can help proof-read your post before publication on the blog. Video, photo, meme and other forms of blogging are also accepted.
- Be available to respond to comments received on your blog post (probably 1-2 hr time commitment a week).
- Check in with Sana Saeed about the topic of your post or posts before writing!
- PS: You don’t have to be religious to write for us, as long as you have an interest/passion for interfaith stuff. 😉 If you are religious that’s cool too!
- OH and don’t worry about being an expert on any of the topics below to write for IYA. Dude, we realize you’re in high-school where you’re learning about this stuff so you can become an expert later on in life! 🙂 But, hey…if you’re an expert on this stuff…then that’s cool too.
- We’re looking for youth writers who aren’t afraid of using humor, sarcasm, wit to get their point across….but we stop the line at obnoxious.
Interfaith areas for you to focus on:
- Current news on religious liberty, religious freedom, misuse of politics in the news or elections
- Off the beaten path topics like comic books, engaging youth in entrepreneurship, global development,
- Youth development
- Youth culture
- Interfaith events going on in your community that you attended or helped plan (service projects, music, Iftars, potlucks, conferences etc…)
- Climate change (water rights, sustainable energy use, solar power, etc…)
- Human rights in the U.S. or around the world
- Interfaith trips that you’ve taken with your school or religious/non-religious group
- Social justice from an interfaith lens (example stuff like anti-racism, immigration rights, affordable housing, anti-discrimination etc…)
- Women’s issues
- Pitch us a topic you’d like to focus on!
- Send an e-mail to Sana Saeed, firstname.lastname@example.org with a letter of interest, writing sample (can be something you wrote for school) and a resume (never too early to create one!).
- If accepted as a guest blogger, we’ll need a picture and small bio.