E&M is not just an online magazine, but a platform for young Europeans to debate and explore the continent from a unique perspective. Sixth Sense brings E&M's transnational approach into live issue journalism and acts as a platform for these debates.
We want to include your writing on European topics, so submit articles of no more than 600 words and we, Sixth Sense editors Matt and Rike, will help you craft them into great pieces of journalism!
Here are some tips for writing a great E&M blog
1. What's your approach to Europe? The E&M body is divided into different approaches to Europe - so are you a Brain or a Heart European...? If you're in doubt over which fits your article the best – look here)
2. You only have 600 words (maximum) so have a clear and defined idea of what you want to say. Long form writers can apply to the magazine HERE. Make sure you capture your reader straight away by making clear at the beginning what you think!
3. How is your post 'transnational'? – In other words: do you put at the centre of your writing the question of how your idea reveals an aspect of Europe? - Is it directly relevant to at least two countries, or does it for example give insights into relations between a non-European and a European country? Does it reveal your own experience or a national perspective on the European Union?
4. Does your post 'make Europe more personal?'
5. We like pictures! Have you attached one? (It has to be creative commons, or allowed for non-profit use) – We recommend flickr or wikimedia commons, or your own pictures. And please hyperlink your sources.
(Sorry guys, but we will have to return submissions that are more than 700 words.)
Once you've worked through these five points, please send submissions to editorial(at)europeandme.eu with 'Sixth Sense Reader Submission' in the title and
If you have any questions, always feel free to contact us at matt(at)europeandme.eu and rike(at)europeandme.eu.