Make A Submission

If you want to make a submission to Global South Development Magazine, please read the following instructions carefully.

  • Any submissions that are made to GSDM must be related to international development issues
  • All submissions should be made by email to submissions@gsdmagazine.org 
  • Submissions can be of various genre, style and lengths, such as:
    • Articles and op-ed pieces (300-1200 words)
    • Feature articles (1000-2500 words)
    • News/News analysis
    • Photographs/photo stories
    • Short memoirs (500-800 words)
    • Videos
  • Each submission must have a title and should be accompanied with author’s short biography (60-90 words) and a headshot (in high resolution)
  • Please do not submit lengthy academic articles with a lot of academic references. They should be directed to an academic journal. GSDM is a magazine, not an academic journal.
  • If you are planning to submit a long feature article or traveling to cover a development story, we strongly recommend that you contact us in advance so that we can give you useful tips.
  • Please do not make submissions that are solely intended to promote your own work, or your own organisation. If somebody else is writing about you, that’s awesome. If you are writing about yourself, that’s not.
  • If you want to brush up your writing further, please read these 5 Useful Tips to Follow When Writing about Development

You Can Submit

  • Articles and op-ed pieces (300-1200 words)
  • Feature articles (1000-2500 words)
  • News/News analysis
  • Photographs/photo stories
  • Short memoirs (500-800 words)
  • Videos

Since its establishment in 2009, GSDM has been an open platform for those who are in and interested in issues of the developing world. Regardless of their nationality or origin; freelance writers, journalists, community and NGO workers, development experts, students and people directly taking part in different development initiatives are welcome to contribute to the magazine by sharing their experiences, opinions and ideas. If you have any further questions regarding submissions, get in touch with us by writing to submissions@gsdmagazine.org