Over the Edge is always looking for individuals who want to see their name in print and have their voices heard on a variety of topics – from movie reviews to news around the world – submit your piece!
What to Write
Whether you have an excellent idea for an article, or are still looking for a good topic, we’d love to hear from you. Current events around UNBC and PG are always hot topics for student readers, and of course, any reviews on the arts and entertainment scene is helpful for our readers.
OTE is also looking for consistent writers who have a burning desire to share their unique interpretations on the news. This type of writing would be great for bloggers who want to reach a wider audience, and the section gives the newspaper a real community feel. Tell our reader’s how you feel about burning topics!
If you’re still stumped for what to write, please drop by to the OTE office, where we discuss story ideas for the upcoming issue, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what we’re looking for!
Who to Contact
Please contact the Editor in Chief at email@example.com.
Publication Schedule 2017/18:
Contribution and Ad Deadline: Publication Dates:
Autumn Semester 2017
August 30 September 5
September 20 September 26
October 11 October 17
November 8 November 14
Winter Semester 2018
January 17 January 23
January 31 February 6
February 28 March 6
March 21 March 27
Formatting Guidelines for Written Submissions:
Email articles to firstname.lastname@example.org according to the following guidelines:
- Font: Arial. Size nine (9).
- No indents or spaces before paragraphs.
- Everything aligned left, including headlines.
- Format: .doc or .docx
- Articles must be concise. The term concise is defined in the house style guide.
- Images must be of high quality.
- Images must be large (600×700 at least)
Campus life at UNBC is constantly changing with new events each week and Over the Edge wants to engage students by capturing memorable moments around UNBC and PG – if you love life behind the camera we’d love to publish your photographs in the newspaper. Contributing photos is a great way to enhance the quality and integrity of the newspaper, and is an alternatively fun option for getting involved with OTE aside from writing articles. Besides, those elusive moose have to be somewhere.
What to Snap:
OTE aims to provide a photo for all the articles we write. We are also in need of great photos for the cover of the newspaper, and as well as stand-alone (no story necessary) photos for the website banner!
Ideas of photos we’d love to have include shots from: life at UNBC residences, club events, parties at the Thirsty Moose, Farmer’s Market days, guest speakers at the university, and Winter Garden activities. We want to see it all!
Who to Contact:
OTE photo content can be submitted via e-mail or in-person on a flash drive. Either way, submitting your photos to our staff is a fabulous opportunity to get to know who the people behind the big blue curtain are (because they’re handsome), how they are going to use your shots (because they will), and what input they can provide you on the topics or talent you possess (because you have it). Contact the Editor in Chief at email@example.com.
- Size: 600×700
- Resolution: Highest
- One colour version and one black & white version
Can I talk with someone at Over the Edge in person?
Absolutely! Please drop by the office whenever you’re on campus, or make an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I become a regular contributor to OTE?
Come to the office and get friendly with the regular editors. They will send you emails every two weeks with story ideas, and you can let them know which ones you’re interesting in writing, or you can send your articles in for regular scrutiny at email@example.com.