2011-02-18 15:41:15Common Dreams: Writers' Guidelines & Submission Policies
John Hartz
John Hartz

Writers' Guidelines

Submissions Policies

We accept submissions from our readers. However, we receive many more than we are able to publish. Unfortunately, due to the high volume, we are able to respond only to those submissions that interest us. We are a small non-profit and cannot pay for submissions.

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2011-02-18 15:49:55PS
John Hartz
John Hartz

The primary audience for the above post is John Cook. However, any SkS author who is willing to post an article under his real name would probably get the article published on Common Dreams if it were timely and newsworthy. Given the conservative assault on the science of climate change and climate scientists, most articles sbmitted will be posted.

If you are interested in keeping tabs on what's going on both internationally and in the US from a progressive perspective, Common Dreams is an excellent source of real-time information. You can sign-up for a free, daily e-bulletin of the articles that have been posted.