Our magazine is divided into four sections – Relationships, Dating, Love, Art, Culture and Dating Technology – on the assumption all human endeavors fit into at least one of those categories. We would have added another section for Miscellaneous except the word was too wide to fit into our navigation column. But stories about miscellany are okay too.
While we do not have what are called editorial guidelines, The Week Behind values good writing, personal expression and, of course, the truth. We like stories that are short better than stories that are long – unless they are flowing off our own pen. But we do adhere to one rule, good for these pages and, indeed, life in general: gentle good humor shall prevail.
The best way to gauge what is an appropriate story for TheWeekBehind is to read past issues, then write something else.
Whenever possible, you should also try to find a picture that illustrates the story (thus saving 1,000 words right there) and include it with your submission.
How to Submit:
If you would like to submit a story to The Week Behind, you should write it before contacting us. Please do not call to ask our permission or “sound us out” on your idea. Email your article to Willy Mason at theweekbehind.com or or write to the feedback form on the contact us page with appropriate information on how we might get back to you. We will not pay you for your story, but we will work with you to present it in a way that will make you and us proud.
How Are Stories Chosen:
We run what we have, or otherwise make something up every week, because another guiding principle of The Week Behind is that blank pages aren’t very interesting. Stories intended for the current week behind should be in our hands by Wednesday night. Unless otherwise noted, all content of The Week Behind is © 2009 by the publisher, Subtle Communications.
Letters to The Editor:
Occasionally, readers of our publication have opinions about the stories they have read. In the past, that has been of little consequence to us. Over the last year, however, we have discovered reader feedback can create a dialogue that itself becomes an interesting story.
So in the interest of interesting, we are now inviting feedback to editor at theweekbehind.com that we may occasionally publish as Interviews & Stories. We think letters that disagree with the authors tend to be more stimulating than those that praise them. But try not to swear.