Apolitical is the global peer-to-peer learning platform for government. It’s where public servants go to stay ahead of emerging agendas in their field, find innovative policy ideas and connect with a global network of peers and experts in more than 170 countries.
By writing for Apolitical you can put your thoughts and ideas in front of a highly influential global audience, get recognition from your peers and build a strong network in the public sector.
How to contribute
To write an article for Apolitical, simply click the link below and send us your idea (max 200 words).
We prioritise pitches that are:
- Written with a global audience of public servants in mind
- Written with a focus on concrete solutions and practical ideas for how to improve government or make life as a public servant better
- Written by Apolitical members. If you are not already a member, you can follow this link to sign up.
If your article is selected, our team of professional editors and journalists will guide you to turn your pitch into a finished article. Once it’s published, your article will feature alongside writing by thought leading public servants and senior policymakers.
Can’t access the link? You can also send your article pitch to member editor Anders Broend Christensen.
Here’s what the community of Apolitical contributors say about writing for us:
“Writing for Apolitical has helped me build networks and communicate with a broader audience” — Thea Snow, former senior programme manager for government innovation at Nesta
“Writing for Apolitical means we can learn from other contributors, share our views, and raise our profile as part of the frontier of innovation in government” — Carlos Santiso, Director for Digital Innovation in Government, Development Bank of Latin America
“I get to learn, while I write for Apolitical. I love the people here!” — Harshitha Rajashekara, project manager, the New South Wales government, Australia
Tips, templates and article ideas
Do you want to contribute, but you’re unsure where to begin?
To help you get started we have created a pdf with article ideas that we are looking for writers for. This list will be updated weekly. If you know what you want to write about, but you’re unsure where to start, we have also created three templates of popular Apolitical formats with tips and examples:
- Solutions-focused article: For when you have a bright idea that public servants need to hear.
- ‘How to’ guide: A practical step-by-step guide for when you want to teach other public servants a task you have mastered.
- List article: For when you want to give our readers a quick overview of any topic.
We are working on expanding our library of templates. If there is a specific format you feel is missing, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
Last but not least, we strongly encourage every new writer to download Apolitical’s 7 top writing tips. These do’s and don’ts for impactful writing are based on our experience of collaborating with hundreds of writers in the public service.
Get in touch
We are always more than happy to help answer any questions you may have, provide feedback on your article idea or discuss new and interesting collaborations. Please get in touch via email to member editor Anders Broend Christensen or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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