First of all...

…a huge thank you for visiting the Leonards Review and joining us on our mission to enable everyone to engage with the biggest issues we face in Britain today!

We want the Leonards Review to be a platform that facilitates discourse, discussion and debate at the very highest levels of criticism, reason and insight, and which makes it accessible and intelligible for the broadest possible spectrum of society.

We want to extend our invitation to everyone to join us to that end, and to put your opinions and insight onto the public stage. We exist to enable your message to be heard and we hugely value your input.

At the same time as that being the case, we also recognise that each contributor has different levels of experience, confidence and time to commit to this endeavour.

Therefore, we have made it possible for you to contribute to the day-to-day debate and discussion of the Leonards Review – as well as publish guest Articles when you want to – without needing to make any kind of commitment. That’s the idea behind the Leonards Review Network. Anyone can join this group to raise article suggestions, discuss topics of interest and make suggestions about how the Leonards Review can grow and improve.

 

As part of the Leonards Review Network you can:

  • Publish guest Articles with the Leonards Review
  • Contribute to discussion and debate on the Network Facebook page
  • Ask to be involved in website development, social media management, photography or video

For those who are serious about political commentary, public affairs or journalism, and are willing to meet certain minimum expectations, you can apply to become a regular Writer with the Leonards Review.

By becoming a Writer you’ll additionally benefit from:

  • Regular exposure to a growing political media platform
  • A personalised user account on our platform including your own ‘bio’ and display picture
  • Journalism and writing experience to put on your CV for the future
  • Influence and responsibility in shaping the view of our readers and the wider public
  • Access to a private Leonards Review Writers forum
In return, we expect Writers to:
  • Demonstrate skill, clarity, sensitivity and insight in their writing
  • Publish at least one article a month (however we understand that this may not always be possible)
  • ‘Invite’ their Facebook friends to Like our page
  • Agree to the General Terms set out below

General Terms

In general terms, you should not contribute material which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world. In contributing to the site, you agree to indemnify us against all such claims arising from your postings.

Criminal Law

No material should be posted which is threatening, obscene, indecent, pornographic, liable to incite racial or religious hatred, discriminatory, or is otherwise menacing.

Particular care must also be taken with material regarding ongoing court cases as this can be a contempt of court.

Publication of certain official information can also be an offence under Official Secrets legislation.

Civil Law

Defamatory material should not be published unless Leonards Review has provided prior approval.  This is also the case with the potential publication of personal, private, or confidential information.

When you contribute material to the Leonards Review website, you are providing us with a worldwide licence to use that material for any purpose. However, you retain ownership of the copyright in the material.We hope to provide our contributors with a platform to promote their writing and their capacity to generate valuable content. For this reason, we will provide a comprehensive archive of your posts and will be happy to facilitate contacts with potential customers for your work. All material should either be original or be sourced.  In respect of sourced information, it should only be contributed to the website under the appropriate licences and/or approvals, or be exempt from needing appropriate licences and/or approvals.  Take particular care in respect of photographs. We urge all contributors to gain a full knowledge of copyright rules and in contributing to the site, you agree to indemnify us against any claims for copyright infringement which may brought by any third party against us in respect of your contribution.

Also be careful to avoid loading any programs or attachments which could be technically harmful (including computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).

Join us as a Writer

You can apply by getting in touch with the Editors and the rest of our team – contact us (hello@leonardsreview.co.uk). Just send us your CV and a brief cover letter.