Creative Brief
  • All Topics
  • First Nations
  • Health Care
  • Iconoclasts
  • Identity
  • Migration & Displacement
  • Minority Voices
  • Our Environment
  • Power & Policy
  • Technology for Purpose

Who We Are

From volunteerism to social media activism, many are already engaged in reimagining the status quo. But with the power of The QUO as an aggregator to unify these disparate efforts, activists and volunteers will maximise their scope and potential.

The QUO is an online media platform helping people and organisations change the status quo.

We make it easier for individuals and local organisations to connect and act on the issues that matter to them the most. 

We amplify the voices of those at the intersections of racism, sexism, ableism and homophobia through the collective power of community, empathy and storytelling to challenge the status quo.

What we cover

  • First Nations
  • Health Care
  • Iconoclasts
  • Identity
  • Migration & Displacement
  • Minority Voices
  • Our Environment
  • Power & Policy
  • Technology for Purpose

What We Want

Our contributors are the driving force of The QUO, so thank you for lending us your time and creative energy. Your submission should ideally fall into one (or more) but not be limited to the following topics:

We want your submissions to reflect community journalism at its most daring. Cover new ground, interview those we rarely hear from and don’t be afraid to explore the topics ignored by traditional 24-hour news cycles. We are looking for contributors who are fully engaged in the stories they are telling, and who are willing to seek out those at the heart of the issues including experts, professionals and people with lived experiences.

We want your dynamism and passion for reform to be expressed in your work, so do not be afraid of bold, unconventional or iconoclastic ideas. We aim to inspire the community to enable to change through action, and your submissions should reflect this.

Above all, we ask that your work engages in or opens up the possibility of critical or creative dialogue with other community members. Where possible, link your work with the initiatives of relevant community organisations, grassroots movements, activists or public figures. Alternatively, do not hesitate to suggest starting a new initiative. We want our community to feel empowered as change-makers after reading your submission.

We encourage all written submissions to be accompanied with at least one of your own images, or images that you have sourced.

What we don't want

  • Secondary opinions from magazines, books, documentaries, movies or other forms of popular culture.
  • Pure opinion pieces. We want researched journalism. This can include your own lived experiences, but we need you to also include additional sources.
  • Work that is not yours or work that doesn’t acknowledge ideas appropriated from other sources. We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding plagiarism.
  • If you have any commercial interests in the story that you wish to pitch, these need to be disclosed.
  • We won’t publish images or videos unless we have been given explicit consent to share these.