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We started this project with a vision for community involvement. We would love it if anyone is interested in contributing content to the publication! Please send an email to for any inquiries.

Refer to the Editorial Guidelines below to increase the chances of your contributions being published.

If you have any tips, article requests or community spotlights for us to cover, don’t hesitate to reach us at the same email or on our social media accounts!

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Editorial Guidelines

Purpose and Tone

Groningen Mail aims to deliver content that feels like it's coming straight from a friend - engaging, straightforward, and with a hint of humor. We focus on keeping our language simple and our information digestible, ensuring that our readers get both value and enjoyment from our articles.

Format Requirements

  • Title: 6-8 words, capitalized using

  • SEO Title: Under 60 characters

  • Article Length: 200-400 words for announcements, 400-900 words for standard articles

  • Description: 50-160 characters, extracted directly from the article

  • Structure: Minimal introductions, concise conclusions, frequent line breaks

  • Images: Use standard-sized images with alt text and photographer credits (with link)

  • Visuals: Include dividers between sections

Writing Style

  • Personal and Engaging: Write as if you're talking to a friend, using a light and humorous tone.

  • Clarity and Simplicity: Avoid complex sentences, especially in lists. Keep paragraphs short.

  • Readability: The content should be easy to read and understand, avoiding jargon and overly technical terms.

Editing Guidelines

  • Comprehensive Review: Check grammar, tone, format, and relevance. Remove wordy sections or anything that detracts from the main point.

  • Consistency: Ensure articles maintain a consistent style with previous publications. Refer to the Groningen Mail archive for reference.

  • Tone Adjustment: If the tone is off, suggest improvements and return it to the author for revision if time allows.

  • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated with our articles to develop and maintain a cohesive style across all content.

Content Do's and Don'ts

  • Do: Incorporate personal experiences, observations, and a dash of humor where appropriate.

  • Don't: Directly copy content from any source, including AI-generated text, without significant modification.

  • Do: Break down complex topics into key points that are easy to grasp.

  • Don't: Use long, complex sentences that could confuse readers.

Final Notes

  • Our goal is to create content that not only informs but also entertains our readers.

  • Always aim for simplicity and directness in your writing.

  • Keep the reader in mind - what they would find interesting, useful, and fun to read.

By adhering to these guidelines, we can ensure that Groningen Mail continues to be a source of engaging, readable, and enjoyable content for all our readers.