FAQ About Interviews

Do I have to be a professional writer to do an interview?

Although we get many interviews by professional writers, we're interested in seeing interviews by everyday people who get inspired by someone. So no, you do not have to be a professional writer to submit an interview.

Is there a minimum or a maximum length for the interview?

We are particularly interested in probing, thoughtful interviews. The short, insubstantial interview usually favored in media is not what we are looking for. Our interviews tend to run from 3500 to 10,000 words.

If my interview gets selected for the website do I get paid?

We are a fully volunteer-run organization, including all writing contributors. There is no payment associated with the interviews, but you get the joy of being published and sharing inspiration with others.:)

Does my interviewee have to be an Artist?

No. Anyone who inspires you and that you think others would benefit learning about could find a place here.

I'm a first-time interviewer. Do you have any advice?

A good interview comes out of a real interest, active listening, and some persistence about getting to the gold. It is like any good conversation where you really want to know what the other person's thoughts and real feelings and ideas and motivations are. Don't hesitate to ask for clarification if an answer isn't clear to you and don't be afraid to probe with follow-up questions. And when you haven't heard enough to satisfy your interest in a question, ask another question about the same area from another angle.

Do I need to submit photos along with the interview?

It would be good have at least two to three pictures from the interview, but it is not mandatory.

How do I know if my interview gets selected?

Once your interview has been reviewed and selected, we will let you know.

Please keep in mind that although we would love to publish everything, a committee will select the interviews that will be posted on the site. This is to ensure that the content is a good fit for our readers.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.


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