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With a print circulation of 1500, writing for The Beaver is a simple and fast way to get your work published and your voice heard.

To submit your content, register with our site by clicking the ‘login/register’ link. Once you are logged in, you will be redirected to your dashboard. Here you will find instructions on how to submit your content, as well as a guide to our sections and their content requirements.

All content submitted to us will be published on the BeaverOnline. Each week, our editors choose the best pieces to be published in our print edition, printed every term-time Tuesday.  

Please note that the Beaver publishes content written by LSE students. For alumni submissions or guest pieces, please contact editor@thebeaveronline.co.uk

News

The News section covers important current issues and events. The Beaver’s news coverage reports on news from within LSE, as well as both domestic and international affairs.

A good news article is objective and factual, clear and to the point. It presents an accurate and well-structured report of an event and those involved.

The shortest articles in this section are between 300 and 500 words long, with longer articles anywhere up to 800 words.

The news section has its own team of staff writers who help put together the print edition of the section, and curate online content.  If you would like to join the news team, email news@thebeaveronline.co.uk with the subject “News Team”

Comment

The Comment section is for opinion pieces on LSE, domestic, and international affairs. Opinion pieces reflect the author’s opinion about a subject, often taking the form of an argument for one position over another.

Included in this section are ‘letters to the editor’, short pieces by readers giving their opinion on views previously expressed in the paper.

Long form opinion pieces may be up to 800-1000 words long, with shorter opinion pieces anywhere from 300-600 words. Letters to the editor may be up to 200 words long.

Features

Features is a section for longer form journalism. Feature pieces present an engaging narrative which draw the reader into the event or issue at hand, as opposed to simply reciting events or facts.

Feature pieces tend to include more on the background details of an event or issue, exploring a topic within its larger context, and allow for a greater flexibility in writing style.

Submissions should be between 700-1300 words for medium length features, whilst longer pieces may be anywhere up to 2000 words.

Union

The Union section is for news and debates relating to the Students’ Union. The Union has columns by the elected officers of the LSESU, coverage of UGMs and SU events, as well as society spotlights.

The Union editor will be responsible for sourcing material from SU officials and society leaders. They will help report on issues from within the union, ensuring readers are up-to-date on SU events and debates.

Part B

Part B is The Beaver’s arts and culture section. It includes reviews and previews of new releases and arts-related events. This section also includes more ‘creative’ opinion pieces on art, culture, and society. Part B also publishes students’ original visual art pieces, as well as original poetry and prose.

NAB

NAB is The Beaver’s satirical section.

City

The City is The Beaver’s economics and business section.

Sport

The sports section publishes results and match reports from the AU (Athletics Union). Comment pieces on sport, either at LSE or in general, are also published here.

Columns

Want to have your own column with us?  Send an email editor@thebeaveronline.co.uk with the subject “Potential Column”.

Blogs

Want to blog with us? Email editor@thebeaveronline.co.uk with the subject “Potential Blog”.