Middle East Voices is taking a whole new approach to community blogging. We do this through Viewpoints and Counterpoints. A Viewpoint is an essay with a distinct perspective written by a member of our community. We welcome Viewpoints on different topics – whether politics, religion, culture, human or women’s rights – it’s all fair game. It just has to have a Middle East angle.
A Counterpoint is a response to a specific Viewpoint post. Both are in essay form of about 800 – 1,200 words. It is our policy is to provide links to Counterpoint essays at the bottom of the Viewpoint in response to which it is written. Likewise, each Counterpoint features a link to the original Viewpoint it is addressing. This way, you are empowered to provide balance on any issue you care about. Of course, you can also do so by simply commenting under any given post.
Submit a Viewpoint
If you have a unique perspective on an issue and would like to be heard, pitch your proposed Viewpoint using the form below (your pitch should be no longer than 200 words). Our editors will review the pitch and be in touch with you. If your pitch is approved, you will be asked to submit your full essay (please keep it between 800 and 1,200 words). All pitches and submissions must be in English. If English is not your first language, our editors will try to work with you to create a publishable Viewpoint.
Submit a Counterpoint
If you have a counter-perspective to an already published Viewpoint, it is our policy to invite anyone to offer an alternative view in the form of a Counterpoint, which we will cross-link with original Viewpoint essay. Simply pitch your proposed response using the form below (around 200 words). All pitches and submissions for Counterpoints must be in English. If English is not your first language, our editors will try to work with you to create a publishable Counterpoint.
In rare circumstances, Middle East Voices will provide anonymity to authors of Viewpoints and Counterpoints. All anonymous sources are carefully vetted by our editors and are granted anonymity if there is a legitimate safety concern. We do not grant anonymity to those who wish to share views but choose not to associate their name with their perspectives.
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