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Readers of The Levant enjoy being surprised with new information and in-depth analysis, and appreciate rigorous research and attention to details others might miss. Indeed, many of our readers are reading our magazine from the very places we are writing about, so representing their stories and their experiences with integrity is of critical importance to us.

However, we would like to avoid excessively technical analysis, insider terms only specialists would use, and overly specific topics. We prefer contextually-driven writing.

The ideal The Levant article explains ideas behind the news, sparks debate, and engages thinking on new topics. We look forward to hearing your ideas, so send us a pitch that keeps a few things in mind:

  • Read the Web site. It’s the best way to see what we publish and what we might be missing—we’re very open to fresh ideas.
  •  Avoid the obvious. We receive much more than we publish, and the articles that don’t make it to our site and magazine generally tell us what we already know.
  •  Fill in the gaps. The Levant tries to connect the issues facing this complex region with causes both within the region and beyond. Help our readers understand how a fluctuation in the cost of oil per barrel in Saudi Arabia is changing the price of milk in Lebanon, or show our readers in France how an issue in Jordan affects them.
  •  Please stay away from technical language. Readers of The Levant are very smart, but we want them to feel like they are having a conversation with a well-informed friend, not their dreaded Intro to World History lecturer.
  •  Back up what you say. Tell us what you think but do let our readers know how you came to discover what you know by referencing your research and your anecdotes with names and dates.

If you share our vision and goals, please forward your CV and writing sample to: thelevantfirm@gmail.com

 

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