Submission Guidelines

Welcome to the official online newspaper of LaGrange College. Here you will find campus and local news, inspiring opinion pieces, and many more fascinating stories. The Hilltop News updates regularly on this website and runs a special print issue each semester. We are a student-led newspaper with student-generated content that anyone attending LaGrange College may contribute to. Interested in writing for the Hilltop? Please note our submission guidelines below:

Payment: We are fully supportive of our writers and any quality work they submit. We pay $10 per published article.

Word Count: Articles should be between 750 and 1000 words. Please do not send in articles under the minimum requirement. If an article is over 1000 words, please do not hesitate to submit it, though please do not exceed 2000 words.

Timing: We publish articles on a rolling schedule and accept submissions anytime during the Fall and Spring semesters as well as during the Interim Term.

Acceptable Submissions: We accept articles that report on campus news, including activities of organizations and special events of all kinds. We also accept opinion pieces, campus-related or otherwise. Articles that use interviews from interesting people who are relevant to the topic of the article, the college, and/or the community (speakers at C.E. events, professors, students, etc.) are especially encouraged.

Formatting: Articles should use 12-point Times New Roman font and should be double spaced. The article should include a (working) title, center-aligned. Below the title should be a byline, also center-aligned. This should include “by” followed by your name, graduation year, and major.

How To Send Us Your Work: We accept submissions for both online updates and the special print issue through e-mail. Please send your articles to our editorial team at hilltopnews@lagrange.edu. Please send your work in the form of a Word Document (.doc, .docx, or .rtf). Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your submission. If you are submitting something for the print issue, please make this clear in your email.

Quality: Contributors should be aware that though all submitted content will be considered, only articles that are deemed relevant and of sufficient quality will be published. Please submit your best work.

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