If you would like to submit articles, cartoons, or photography to be considered by The Orator editorial board for publication online or in our annual journal, submit to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Line “Book/Article Submission.”
The Texas Orator reserves the right to reject any article that fails to meet our editorial standards. The Orator publishes well-researched pieces of political and social commentary. Our editorial process is politically impartial but we seek to provide coverage that is fair and accurate, protecting vulnerable groups when possible. Submissions containing racist language, violating an individual’s privacy, causing unjustifiable offense, or lacking a professional style will be rejected.
Accuracy: All TXO content must be well-sourced and corroborated by sound evidence. Articles must not distort known facts and must represent them as accurately as possible.
Originality: TXO does not publish plagiarized content or content that has been published elsewhere.
Clarity: The Texas Orator uses a multi-step, peer-review editorial process with the goal of producing strong, clear content for publication.
Harm and Offense: We ask our writers to approach sensitive issues with due care. Slurs, stereotypes, derogatory language targeting an individual based on gender, sexuality, or race, and privacy violations are harmful and will not be published.
Multi -Partisanship: Articles across the spectrum of policy positions will be considered for publication, provided they are well-researched and contain well-written arguments. In keeping with The Orator’s commitment to free speech and publishing a wide range of voices and perspectives, coverage is not impartial.
Satire: The Orator frequently publishes satirical responses to current events. These articles are marked as satire and in the interest of comedy may contain exaggerated or false statements. Articles in other categories may contain irony but its intent must be clear in context.
Tone: The tone we seek is thoughtful and civil. Writing should reflect standard practices among educated English speakers.