Smile Politely

Write for Smile Politely

A ballroom in the U of I union is filled with over 50 vendors and their tables displaying keychains, posters, soaps, and stickers from various anime and comics.
Louise Knight-Gibson

Smile Politely is and always has been a community magazine, and the articles that you read week to week are written by community members just like you. Some of them have a writing background, many don’t. 

If you call C-U (or near C-U) home, and you’d like to engage with the community and share your thoughts, then you can write for us. Are you a student? You can write for us too! 

We are looking for writers across all of the sections: Arts, Culture, Food & Drink, and Music. Each is a little different in terms of what it requires of a writer. You can follow the links to get an idea of what each section is all about. Writers receive a modest, paid honorarium for each article.

If you’re interested, send us an email at [email protected] and let us know who you are and what section(s) you might be interested in writing for. If you’ve got specific pitches, great! We’d love to hear those too.

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