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About The Dance Journal

Published under the auspices of PhiladelphiaDANCE.org, The Dance Journal seeks to provide an outlet for writing on a range of topics that encompass the ever growing and emerging dance community in the greater Philadelphia region. The primary goal of The Dance Journal is to develop new audiences for dance, strengthen existing ones, and provide a flow of information on key topics such as education and advocacy that effect dance and the performing arts.

Since its inception in 2006, The Dance Journal has grown to reach regional, national and even international audiences with over 42,000 unique hits per month.  We publish previews, features, interviews, press releases and critical thinking pieces that are of interest not only to the dance community but the general public as well. Contributors to The Dance Journal include professional journalists, full time bloggers, members of the dance community, students looking to develop their journalistic craft and even non-dancers who want to try their hand at writing. As part of its core philosophy, The Dance Journal encourages the submission of original material as a way to energize audiences and create a public forum for dance in the greater Philadelphia region.

While most contributors are not paid for their submissions to The Dance Journal, we are generally able to provide complimentary press tickets for performance reviews. Contributors are also given a byline with the option to include a link back to their personal website or blog.

We accept most submissions in order to encourage participation and engagement however, The Dance Journal reserves the right to edit and if need be reject submissions that do not meet our general guidelines and editorial standards.

Submitting Material

  • All materials should be sent via email to philadelphiadance@gmail.com
  • The subject line of your email MUST state for inclusion in The Dance Journal.
  • We accept dance stories, news articles, press releases, company updates and news, artist updates and even dance photos.
  • Material should be relevant to the area we serve – the greater Philadelphia region.
    (Sorry, we do not cover New Jersey or Delaware companies or performances.)
  • Only original material sent by the author will be accepted. Third party submissions or re-posts are not permitted. Photos accompanying an article must be fully credited.
  • If you have not written for us before, please include a brief bio or credentials with article.


Requesting Reviews
As of August 2013, The Dance Journal will be phasing out dance reviews.  Instead our focus will be with previews and interviews of upcoming productions and dance artists.

Paid Submissions
As a general rule, financial compensation is not offered for submissions to The Dance Journal.  We do hire select authors to write independent reviews and feature articles.
We usually pay $50 per article, for first publication rights (up to 30 days) plus the non-exclusive right to store the pieces in our archives. For regular contributors or seasoned journalists, pay rates are negotiated separately and contractually agreed to in advance.

Distribution
Published work is distributed extensively through our social media network and eNewsletters. It is also made available with corresponding credits on other arts related blogs as well as through Repost and various media wires.

Student Author Program
This mentor program pairs students with experienced writers, providing an opportunity for them to see dance performances and write a review in tandem with one of our staff writers. Student reviews are then published in the Dance Journal, along with that of their mentor. Interested students or schools should contact us at philadelphiadance@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest in writing for The Dance Journal.

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