PEAK Insight Journal regularly issues calls for articles related to themes for upcoming issues. We also accept submissions on a rolling basis. Please include a 150-200 word overview as well as information on format (narrative, interview, Top 10 list, etc.) and submit to Nikki Powell for more information.
Types of Articles
PEAK Insight Journal publishes articles of varying lengths and encourages writers to fully cover the topic at hand. The following word counts and article formats are recommendations only.
Features Covers a broad range of issues related to the issue theme (if themed) and introduces a variety of perspectives. They include links to online references for more learning. Visuals are important additions to feature articles and include charts and graphs, stock art, infographics, and data visualization imagery.
- 1500-2500 words
- Utilizes subheads, bullets, and images to break text into readable online format
General Interest Similar to feature articles but intended for faster reading
- 750-1200 words
Point/Counterpoint Presents two sides of the same issue; thought-provoking, discussion generator. Best when followed by interactive online elements like Facebook discussion or Twitter chat.
- 500-750 words each side represented
Interviews One-on-one Q&A with expert, thought leader, or other key practitioner. Includes links to online references for more learning.
- 500 words
How To Instructional articles presenting step-by-step details on performing a specific task. Includes links to online references for more learning.
- 300-500 words plus visuals / screen shots
Best Practices Review and compendium of available tactics and techniques. Includes links to online references for more learning.
- 300-500 words, generally presented graphically
Survey and report Employs interviews or questionnaires plus review of findings and commentary on current/future outlook. Includes links to online references for more learning.
- 300-500 words
Book Reviews Review of new literature covering topics of importance to philanthropy and grants management. Includes links to online references for more learning.
- 300-500 words
Opinions Personal opinions, perspective, or viewpoint about a matter of importance to philanthropy and grants management
- 300-500 words
- What is the purpose of the article? [action verb answers: inform, educate, provoke, etc.]
- What is the topic that is addressed?
- Why is this topic important?
- How do you know this is important?
- What are your findings?
- What is the bigger, more general field your article relates to?
- What are the implications for the field of grants management or for philanthropy?
- What do you recommend as further study for others?
- What are the practical implications of the topoic (how can the results be utilized by e.g. practitioners, society or companies)?
PEAK Grantmaking will own copyright to all published works and have the right of first publication, both in print and online, unless other arrangements are made with the editors in advance.
Questions/comments: contact Nikki Powell