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The Shovel has a team of 4,000 full-time writers at our head office in the Cayman Islands, but we do also publish freelance submissions. We pay $50 for full articles, or $35 if for a headline – so enough to pay for a packet of Pringles from a hotel mini bar.

Got an idea? Follow the guidelines below:

  • The headline is the most important bit. It has to work in its own right. We can’t stress this enough.
  • Put the headline in the subject heading (eg SUBMISSION: “Brilliant Headline”) and email it to [email protected] .au
  • If you don’t want us to use your name, let us know.
  • Articles exposing the subversive communist undertones of Peppa Pig should be sent to The Australian.
  • By sending us your submission, you give us permission to edit your article and publish it in any format.
  • We try to get back to as many people as possible with a mock-polite rejection letter, but if we don’t, please don’t be offended. If you don’t hear from us within 2 weeks, assume that your piece won’t be published.