Do you have a story to tell? If you’re a Pacific person, by ethnicity or nationality, and would like to share your story, you’ve come to the right place. Please note that Talanoa is an independent platform which receives no funding from advertisers or other supporters. While we’re unable to pay for submissions, this means our storytellers are free to express themselves with no specific angle, other than the fact that it’s a story by a Pacific person, told in their own voice, on their own terms. You can talk about a project your working on, your personal story, or even the story of your community. This platform exists because of Pacific people, for Pacific people, by Pacific people.

Submission guidelines are as follows:

Written stories

  • Submitted via email to hello@talanoa.com.au
  • The body of your email must contain a brief overview of your story and a short storytellers bio
  • Words must be formatted and attached to your email via a Microsoft Word Document
  • Maximum of 1,500 words
  • Accompanied by 2 – 6 high resolution images with photographer’s permission and credit

Poetry 

  • Submitted via email to hello@talanoa.com.au
  • The body of your email must contain a brief overview of your story and a short bio
  • Words must be formatted and attached to your email via a Microsoft Word Document
  • Maximum of 800 words
  • Accompanied by 1-2 high resolution images with photographer’s permission and credit

Video

  • Submitted via email to hello@talanoa.com.au
  • The body of your email must contain a brief overview of your story and a short bio
  • Video can be attached or hosted elsewhere, however it will eventually be uploaded to Talanoa’s YouTube channel
  • Accompanied by 2-4 high resolution images with photographer’s permission and credit

Photography 

  • Submitted via email to hello@talanoa.com.au
  • The body of your email must contain a brief overview of your story and a short bio
  • Photos and photo essays  can be attached or hosted elsewhere, however it will eventually be uploaded to Talanoa’s website and social media
  • If the photos have been taken by someone else, it must be with permission, providing their credits

Face-to-face storytelling

  • Please send me an email via hello@talanoa.com.au with an brief overview of your story
  • I am based in Sydney but travel frequently to Fiji – otherwise we can always try the next best thing, Skype!

If you’d like to express your story in a way that’s not mentioned above, please send me an email anyway, via hello@talanoa.com.au. Please note that I do my best to respond to all submissions, however it may take some time, if your submission is successful. If you’re thinking of making a submission, thank you in advance, and I look forward to hearing from you!