Secret Laboratory is an online entertainment magazine for music, news, and global affairs. We are currently seeking content for our site—columns, fiction, poetry, reviews, articles, art, films, etc. We are going for something like Rolling Stone, Playboy, or City Pages, with lots of humor, sarcasm, and satire. If you have something specific that you’d like to write about—sports, outdoor recreation, etc.—let me know and we can create a new department and/or category. My main criteria for publishing material is that it is well written and entertaining for the reader.
Secret Laboratory has been online in its current format since 11-01-2011. At this time, we’re unable to offer compensation for your work; but by submitting content, you do not surrender any rights or sign any contracts, allowing you to simultaneously publish your material elsewhere. Many people so far have expressed an interest in simply using Secret Laboratory as a platform to re-publish their work—we’re fine with this. Also, we gladly link to outside sites such as blogs, websites, MySpace pages, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. We encourage new and established authors to submit content and use our site to link to their books.
Besides written columns, we welcome video bloggers. If you upload to YouTube or a similar site, consider posting your videos on our site.
We are looking for editors of specific departments at this time—people with exceptional composition skills and experience using WordPress software. While all contributors are issued usernames and passwords, allowing them to post regular columns directly to the homepage of our site, our editors are responsible for moderating comments, editing posts, making design changes, etc. Right now we have seven department editors. We’re looking for more, specifically a Music Editor, a Global Affairs Editor, etc. If you’re interested and are comfortable with WordPress, please let me know.
Secret Laboratory will not publish racist, homophobic, misogynistic, or any other type of hateful material; we also do not publish pornographic videos, images, or text. (R-rated material is fine; however, all content is subject to approval by the managing/executive editors and/or the editor-in-chief.) Secret Laboratory is a liberal, progressive publication that supports human rights and building a better future for mankind.
Our goal is to become a top provider of news & entertainment on the Web; as our success grows, so will opportunities for paid staff positions. (We are currently averaging as many as 4,000 hits per day; we expect this number to grow exponentially.) I would like to invite anyone who is interested in contributing to this site to submit their ideas, stories, etc. to our managing editor, Terencio Safford, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may contact me at email@example.com. Attachments are fine and articles should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. When submitting, please have a photograph and short bio (third person) available—these will appear on your contributor page and also at the footer of your stories.
Thank you for your interest & support. I look forward to hearing from you.