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Diplomat magazine is a news and investigative journalism magazine. We value our editorial and don’t scratch on the surface. We go deeper.

The magazine only accepts well researched, investigated, balanced, written and relevant previously unpublished articles.

We are not a P.R platform and will not be compelled or accept PR articles unless they are very important and directly impact on the socio-economic lives of the people. Otherwise such articles will be accepted as advertorials.

The editor ultimately decides on the content of the magazine and reserves the right to reject any submission or edit for length, content and style.

The magazine is targeted at leaders, decision makers, influential and affluent people in all spheres of life including but not limited to: the diplomatic community; government; corporate world; NGOs and IGOs; UN missions; educational institutions; and professionals.

Articles are restricted to issues that retain the target readership’s interest and directly or indirectly improve the socio-economic lives of the populace.

Number of Words: Short articles are preferred; they should be between 350 and 550 words. Feature and opinion articles should not exceed 1000 words.

Copyright: In general, we do not accept articles and photographs that have been previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere. Articles and photographs must be original or the writer must have full rights for.

Photographs: Only photographs supporting or illustrating a submitted article will be considered. We prefer articles with supporting photographs.

Payment: Payment is made upon acceptance of your article based on quality. Payment of articles ranges from $ 25 to $ 80. The publication pays $2 for every photograph supporting an article.

Maximum Number of Stories: The maximum number of articles by each outside contributor is three.

Complimentary Copies:  Each writer receives four complimentary copies of the magazine

Style

Diplomat magazine believe in a simplified direct style, minimising technical jargon and all abbreviations spelt out on the first reference. Use the simplest word that makes the point.

The magazine uses British English thus we use neighbour, colour, utilise instead of neighbor, color and utilize. Do not use over used and vague adjectives.

Articles must have depth and fact checked. Do not base on Google and Wikipedia only they are only a part of research platforms. If your manuscript contains material that needs footnote documentation: statistics, quote, findings from studies, etc. We prefer that reference be included in the body text. We do not accept articles with charts and graphs, these must be interpreted in the body.

Ambassadors are addressed as H.E Ambassador – – (mentioning the full name) on the first reference only and without Mr/Miss/Mrs. Thereafter they are addressed as Ambassador – (just the title Ambassador and Surname).

Similarly, Heads of State and Government are addressed as H.E President – – (mentioning the first name and surname or Right Honourable Prime minister – – (mentioning the name and surname) in the first reference. Thereafter it will be president – or prime minister – (just the title and the surname. However, captions should include full titles.

The magazine does not use titles Mr, Miss, Mrs, Ms. Everyone else will be addressed by his or her name. However, titles and positions of all the people will be mentioned in the first reference.

editor@diplomat.co.zw