Submission Guidance

We are our Media is a collective of people from across the North East who are creating an alternative tabloid newspaper that brings together community activism and trustworthy journalism. We will be launching the first edition of our alternative tabloid newspaper, website and crowd funder campaign in October 2017.  

If you would like to contribute to this publication, we ask that you complete a short expression of interest, explaining what you would like to contribute. Before submitting your idea please read through the following notes and guidelines on our current theme

Current Theme

Expression of Interest

The deadline for the next edition's expressions of interest is 10am Wednesday 16th August 2017.

We look for a diverse range of content that engages with this theme across the full spectrum of a tabloid newspaper e.g. News, Satire, Entertainment, Comment, Sport, etc. We are especially interested in content that gives voice to otherwise unheard individuals, groups or collectives and to ideas or thoughts often neglected within the mainstream media.

Contributions could include news writing, interviews, illustration, photography or an obituary for an inspiring life lived. Contributions could perhaps be an account of a story experienced first-hand, or perhaps a deeper investigation into the bigger picture on a national or international scale.

Text articles range from: General Articles (550 words), Long Reads (700 words), Short Reads (250 words) and Snap Articles (150words).

We Can Support you

Whether you are an experienced journalist or contributing to a publication for the first time we welcome your proposal. If you need support in writing your story or simply want to share something that is happening around you then please get in touch (or include details in your expression of interest form). If you any questions you can contact us at