You can post your own writing or opportunities straight to the Voice site. You are also more than welcome to add your own comments to any of our posts on Voice and we'd love you to get involved and share your own opinions and activities.
Voice is aimed at young people aged 13-30, but we welcome everybody to use the site. If you’re under 13 you are still allowed to post your work, but you must have the permission of an adult parent or supervisor.
To get started, you’ll need to register for an account.
If you have an account and are logged in, use the shortcut links below to begin publishing your work:
Need more help on how to post on Voice, or just want to learn more about the types of content you can post to the website. Use the links below to get more info:
What you can post
Reviews are - quite simply - reviews of arts events and releases. These can cover many things, from new video games to theatre shows, books and films to new music. We appreciate these being posted as close to the time as possible so they’re still relevant, and be sure to include details about where people can get tickets if this is a live event.
Blogs and Vlogs
Blogs can be many things, from a personal account of a piece of work you have undertaken, to an opinion about a big news story.
This is a shout out for any upcoming events, either that you’re running or that you think our community would like to attend. Please make sure that events are age appropriate for our audience, and be sure to include the full details: date, time, location, booking link.
This is a call out to enter any competitions, job roles or creative briefs. Please make sure that they are appropriate for our readers’ age and interests, and be sure to include the full details: date, deadline, how to enter or take it up.
VerificationTo protect the site and our users from spam, we automatically delay posts from appearing in the main magazine. This means that your post will show only on your own profile for the first 24 hours. If you would like your post to appear sooner, then after creating your post please email us on [email protected] from your registered user email address requesting to be verified. Once manually verified, this delay will not be applied to posts. Please note we reserve the right to refuse verification if your account looks like it might be used to post spam.
We find that the website looks better with images, and the right one can really add colour to your post. However, you need to make sure you have permission to use any images that you do upload to the Voice, as to use one without permission breaks the law.
The best way to do this is to use pictures or images that you created yourself. However, if you don’t have one handy, then there are a number of websites where you can find royalty free images.
Images need to be under 4MB in size to ensure the site loads quickly for everyone. If your image is larger than 4MB, you can resize it using a service like squoosh.app.
The website currently doesn’t support WebP or HEIC image formats, but Squoosh can also convert these formats into jpegs.
Remember to double check the cropping of your photo once uploaded to make sure it shows up properly across the website.
To keep our community safe and inclusive we have a set of House Rules that everyone is expected to follow. These include:
- Don't post abusive, racist, sexist, homophobic or sexually explicit content or comments
Don't bully or intimidate other users
Don't advertise commercial ventures for profit, or spam generally
Don't post any content on this website that you don’t have permission
- Do comment on other people’s work and be constructive
Do get your parent or guardian's permission to register (if you're under 16)
Do make use of our content warning function if your post might be inappropriate for under-16s, or discusses subject matter that might trigger distress
You can read all of our House Rules here
You may have noticed that there are different icons that show on articles now. This our way of quickly showing you some more information about the post - whether it was written by the Voice team or our great community, and if it’s Arts Award related.
Any post that has the Voice logo on it means it comes from one of the Voice team and has probably been edited before posted.
If you see the white Voice logo then this means that it is a user-generated post by one of the thousands of great people we have in the Voice community. This post will not have been edited by the Voice team.
Arts Award Content
If you spot an Arts Award ‘A’ on a post, this means that it is content that sits on our Arts Award on Voice website - a dedicated area for those interested in the programme.