Would you like to have your say in the security industry’s leading publication on protection matters?
Then why not write for The Circuit magazine?
We are always looking for new contributors and accept submissions from anyone working in the industry. Regardless of your background, experience, or writing capacity, if you have something of value you’d like to voice, then get in touch. If you’re passionate about our industry then the Circuit is the place for you and we’d love to hear from you.
Hints and Tips for Submitting
You don’t need to be an experienced writer to get into print. Here are some guidelines for you to help make writing and submitting your first article easier.
Who can submit an article?
Anyone can submit articles for The Circuit Magazine but they need to be:
- Topical to the security industry
- Written in English
If English is not your first language or you do not feel comfortable as a writer then please do not be put off as we can help out with editing and we do have a proofreading facility.
How long does an article need to be?
We can take articles of any size but as a guideline …
- 750 words with 1 hi-resolution image equates, roughly, to a 2-page double spread.
- articles in excess of 1500 words may have to be spread across 2 issues, though there are exceptions.
What do you mean by “high resolution images”?
Images should be clear, in focus, at least 300 pixels in width, and a minimum of 72 dpi.
You should also own the copyright to any images submitted to us.
Do you publish all submissions?
We do not promise to publish all articles submitted.
If we do accept an article for publication, we cannot specifiy which edition it will appear in. We always endeavor to get your article published as soon as possible, so long as it meets the requirements listed here.
What factors affect articles getting in?
Authenticity – All articles must be your own work and will be screened for plagirism. If we have any doubt that you are not the original author then we will not publish the piece.
Balance of the issue – Each issue is considered in great detail and the articles must balance out. We cannot have an issue full of unarmed combat articles, for example. If you submit an article for an issue that is already heavy in content with that same topic then it may have to slip to a future issue.
Deadline day – We have deadlines just like any other publisher so, the sooner you get yours in the sooner we can start planning that issue and the better chance it will have of making it into the final issue.
What do I get from submitting an article?
We do not pay people to write for us, however, you will receive full accreditation, in the form of an accompanying bio and in some cases company logo. If your article also gets published online we will include backlinks back to you/your company in the main body of the article. The Circuit magazine is seen as an authority in the security industry and is read globally which could provide you with a high level of exposure.
Many of our contributors like to place their published articles on their own websites and we are fully supportive of this, all we ask is that you give the magazine a mention on your site.
Mail all submissions and enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org