Getting vegan articles approved by traditional editors isn’t always a bowl of organic, free trade, chocolate covered cherries. There are still a lot of people out there who feel veganism is a radical notion. You can’t blame editors for rejecting articles that won’t fly with mainstream readers. After all, that is their job. On the other hand, you’re determined to write on subjects that agree with your principles. What’s a vegan writer to do?
Use impeccable sources.
Information found in vegan publications may not please a traditional editor. Non-traditional sources are often mistrusted by mainstream editors and readers. If you want non-vegan editors to approve your vegan articles, you have to find, quote, and link to sources they will respect. Unfortunately, even when facts are backed up by double blind studies and trustworthy research, traditional medical journals don’t typically support vegan facts. Instead, look for irrefutably factual articles or studies by respected individual physicians or groups such as the PCRM.
Link to every controversial fact.
It’s not enough to know what you’re talking about. Even if your facts are well known in the vegan community, they may not be well known to a conventional thinking editor or reader. Rather than simply listing your sources, be sure to link to every fact directly. Back up each and every point you make with quickly verifiable evidence. Sadly, this techniques is still no guarantee that your article will be accepted. It does, however, go a long way toward that end.
Appeal to the masses.
Think of a reason your article would appeal to a wider audience. Vegans are not the only people interested in leading a healthy lifestyle. Focus on the facts, rather than your chosen diet and lifestyle choices. For instance, if you’re wanting to expose a certain aspect of factory farming, make that, not veganism, the main focus of your article. Believe it or not, there are a lot of conventional thinkers who are open to learning new things. They just may not be ready to be presented with the vegan connection.
Keep your anger in check.
We vegans are really passionate about our choices. Sometimes we lose our tempers when thinking about our animal friends. We hate that they must endure so much, only to wind up on someone’s plate. It’s understandable. Unfortunately, all that anger can make others see us in a negative light. So, tone down your emotions. Stick to the facts. Remain calm. You’ll be more respected as an authority on your pet subject. More importantly, your article is more likely to be featured in a mainstream publication.
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