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Writing Submission Guidelines

Dateline: Downtown encourages submissions from both advanced and beginning writers, bloggers and vloggers, photographers and artists. We are a multi-platform Publication that has a focus towards the future. People of all backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender are encouraged to submit. As the official student-published newspaper for the University of Houston-Downtown we are proud to represent its diversity.

Submissions sent directly to the editor, will be evaluated as submissions offered gratis. Dateline's editors may choose to publish them on either our website, in the print edition, or both, making whatever editing changes are necessary. Dateline will not re-solicit a writer's work or present it as a work of the newspaper, or intentionally mis-represent a writer’s original intent for the piece.

For more information, please download the complete PDF version of the Writer Guidelines.


Writing Applications:

Instructions for Applicant:
  1. Print and fill out this application or fill it out online (see below).
  2. Submit a copy of your class schedule, a resume, and a sample of your work to the Dateline Downtown Editor.

  • at least sophomore standing
  • at least one semester at UHD
  • ENGL 1302, ENGL 3303, ENGL 4322 or 3333/COMM 3311
  • 3.5 GPA preferred, 3.0 GPA required​

REMEMBER: Dateline: Downtown is always hiring (writers, photographers, artists) please contact the editor for available positions. Get Paid to WRITE!


Last updated 12/18/2017 7:38 AM