Cultural Weekly is a place to talk about our creative culture with passion, perspective and analysis – and more words than “thumbs up” or “thumbs down.” Our mission is to draw attention to our cultural environment, illuminate it, and make it better through rich conversations. We look at culture through the different lenses of media, money, technology and entertainment, always with prime focus on creativity in action.
We believe in the primacy of creative expression and support artists’ freedoms and artists’ rights. We are particularly wary of any efforts to hamper creative expression, especially when that expression is against the mainstream. Artists walk the edge; artists are disruptive; moreover, artists are prophets. From the cubist painters finding a new way to look at reality, which pre-dated and predicted quantum mechanics, to the past decade’s filmmakers in the Middle East, who paved the way for 2011′s “Arab Spring,” creative people foretell where we are going. Watch the artists: they see the future.
Each weekly edition is a hyper-curated mix of original articles, content that comes from other sites we re-post with permission, and Creative Commons video and music we select. We call Cultural Weekly a “digital magazine”: we don’t kill any trees, but we do inconvenience trillions of electrons. Cultural Weekly posts late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, depending on your time zone. We have been publishing in our current format since June, 2011.
Publisher/Managing Editor: Adam Leipzig
Associate Publisher: Lori Zimmerman
Poetry Editor: Alexis Rhone Fancher
Press & Media: Zenia Kollar
Advisor: Audrey Arkins
WRITE FOR US
Cultural Weekly’s purpose is to generate discussion and provide a forum for great conversations about our creative culture. We’re looking for more people to write on this site. While we don’t pay (this site is a labor of passion), we offer you a great forum of smart, engaged readers.
Poetry submissions: Poetry is accepted by invitation only, except during our open submissions period. The next open submissions period will be July 1 – August 31, 2013. We will remind readers via an article on Cultural Weekly’s front page when we are getting close to the open submissions period. Make sure you have subscribed to our email list, so you get our free weekly editions.
Article Submission Guidelines
1. Your guest article should come from your passion, personal experience and something you deeply care about. It must fit into what Cultural Weekly is all about (see above), and add to this exploration.
2. If you are a visual artist or prefer to express yourself in ways other than a written column, we’re interested in working with you to post your guest column. Please email us about this.
3. If you are writing, your first paragraph should start with something immediately newsworthy. This is your hook, your lead. Following paragraphs can move to your larger perspective. The style is informal – you should write like you talk. Provide links to other sites where appropriate.
4. Be provocative. Make people want to comment. Our readers are smart and educated, and so are you. Cultural Weekly is a place where you don’t have to hide who you are and what you know and believe.
5. 350-1000 words.
6. Please suggest or supply a jpg for art to go along with your column.
7. Please include a 1-sentence bio to run with your column.
8. Adam Leipzig is happy to discuss your idea in advance.
9. We reserve the right to edit your article, and to decide if it fits Cultural Weekly’s mission and when to run it.
10. When your article runs, we will post it on the site, on Cultural Weekly’s Facebook page, Twitter feed, and send it to Cultural Weekly’s subscriber list. Your job is to send it to all of your contacts and friends, people you want to see it, put it on your Facebook page, send to all of your social media, etc. Also send it to other media (other websites, reporters, journalists, commentators) who may refer to it or link to it. If you would like to encourage people to subscribe to Cultural Weekly as well, that would be nice.
11. Let us know if you have any questions or wish to discuss anything. Have fun!
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If you purchase something form an affiliated vendor, such as Powell’s, B&H Photo, iTunes, Goldstar, or Jane Atkinson, your purchase is subject to their refund and return policies. You must contact them directly if you’re dissatisfied.
For products or services purchased from AdamLeipzig.com:
For the Get Started Teleseminar: Up to 30 days after the last session, if you don’t feel it has given you the value you were looking for, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will refund your money.
For Coaching and Consulting: There is no refund for coaching sessions or consulting services after they have taken place. If you wish to cancel a coaching or consulting session, you must provide 48 hours’ notice, otherwise you may be charged for the session.
For Workshops: If you should cancel we will refund your payment, minus a non-refundable deposit if the cancellation is made 2 weeks prior to workshop date. All payments are non-refundable after the cutoff date unless the workshop/tour sells out and we are able to fill your spot. If your spot is filled you will be charged for your initial deposit only. We retain the right to cancel any workshop if we donʼt have a minimum of 10 participants or due to bad weather. If we should cancel you will be notified by email and refunded the entire amount of your registration. We are not responsible for any other costs that you incur as a result of the cancellation.
For Group Coaching and Monthly Mastermind Groups: If you decide not to attend the group at least 24 hours prior to first session, you may receive a refund, less a $75 administration fee. If you are not satisfied with a group within the first 30 days, we will stop future payments from being debited from your credit card. If you have paid for the program in full, we will prorate refund for future months. There are no refunds or credits if you miss or skip a session.
For Downloadable Products: These are difficult to return, so we can’t offer a refund, but will gladly accept your suggestions for future electronic downloads.
All Other Products: At this time we do not offer physical products. When we do, if you receive a defective product, we will gladly exchange your merchandise within 30 days of your initial purchase, or refund your money if you are dissatisfied within 30 days of your initial purchase. Return and refund information will be included with each product shipped.
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