Voices: How to Contribute

So, you want to contribute to CHStoday?

Here’s what we’ll need.👇

✅ First-person narratives about topics affecting Charleston that you are passionate about.
✅ Experiential articles. Do you have a unique job or see the city in a different way because you just moved here? Tell us about it.
✅ Visuals — always include photos. They need to be high-quality and you must be the photographer or have permission from the photographer to share them. If you get permission, you must share the proper credit with us.
✅ If you’re contributing, we hope you’re also reading. Please keep it on-brand. We generally focus on positive, productive, solution-oriented conversations. Read our editorial ethics policy.
✅ Submissions need to be factual, trustworthy + correct.

The specifics

✅ 200–400 word limit but the content needs to be substantive.
✅ Provide links so people can click for more info/context.

We don’t want:

❌ Press releases or promotions. Send those here.
❌ Political submissions. Read more about our editorial coverage here.

Here are some examples:

CHStoday Voices examples

Get started

✅ Fill out the form below.
✅ Upload your text and photos.
✅ Note your byline — real name, pen name, or request anonymous publication.
✅ Questions or comments? Email [email protected] with the subject Voices.

The fine print

  • All published content must adhere to our Editorial Ethics Policy, found here.
  • We reserve the right to make edits, such as shortening, grammar, and punctuation, or clarification.
  • We reserve the right to format submissions to match our product guidelines. This may include the bolding, italicization, or hyperlinking of text within a piece.
  • If you choose not to include a featured story photo that meets our photo specifications, our team will select a photo at our discretion to be used with your piece.
  • Not everything that is published on our website will be featured in our daily newsletter or on social media.
  • We refrain from cross-posting content — so if your piece is already published on another blog or site, it will not be eligible for submission.
  • We are currently not offering compensation for Voices content.
  • We will not own content you submit and you can submit it elsewhere, however, we have the right to repost and re-publish with attribution.
  • We aim to let you know within 5 business days if your copy will be published.
  • All the other fine print can be found here
  • Submit Your Voices Piece

    Notes & Tips

  • Select the one social media platform that you would like to link to from your content.
  • These should be good lookin’ high resolution photos. A minimum of 965 × 540 pixels is required. 1930 × 1080 pixels is highly recommended. No text overlays or graphics permitted. We will select one of the photos from uploads. We reserve the right to reject, modify and reuse all uploaded images. Max file size: 1MB
  • Drop files here or