About us

We’re a not-for-profit regional online newspaper that gives a voice to citizen journalists. We want to contribute to a fairer, more connected society, keeping readers fully informed about the issues that both affect and matter to them. 

We will challenge power structures and the status quo, and also prompt people to question their beliefs, interrogate their assumptions and look outside their echo chambers. Along the way we hope to engender a change in the way politics is done – from tribalism and polarisation towards a spirit of respect and cooperation.

Sussex Bylines is a trading brand of Bylines Network Limited, which is a partner organisation to Byline Times. Although both organisations fully support each other and collaborate where possible, it’s important to note that the companies are separate entities – financially, legally and editorially. The Bylines Network is funded entirely from reader donations, subscriptions to the Bylines Gazette and a very small amount of advertising income on some of our sites. If you would also like to support Byline Times, please visit their website.

Our editorial team includes people from a range of political backgrounds, as well as several who have no party-political loyalties.

We hope you will join us. All our writers are volunteers, and we are always looking for new contributors so that we can cover the whole of Sussex to give a voice to individuals and organisations that are not seen in the conventional media. If you have an idea for a story, please see our submission guidelines for details of how to get in touch. We aim to ensure all articles are of a high standard, and therefore all contributions are subject to review by our editorial team.

In this post-truth era, it is more important than ever for citizens to hold their government to account. Sussex Bylines will be steadfast in reminding our representatives of what they said and what they were elected to do.


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Submission guidelines

If you would like to write an article for Sussex Bylines, please refer to these guidelines before you start writing.

The Bylines Network’s Zero Tolerance Policy

It is the policy of Bylines Network that discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. We are committed to ensuring all contributors are safe and free from harassment and discrimination and do not act in a discriminatory way towards others. 

Bigotry of any kind is against our core values and it undermines performance, success and productivity of the organisation.

All contributors will be held accountable for maintaining an environment free from discrimination of this nature. We do not accept or condone discriminatory comments about or towards people within Bylines articles or social media posts based on their age, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, sex, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Any incident in breach of these standards should be reported to: [email protected].

Making a complaint

Sussex Bylines is published by Bylines Networks Limited and is regulated by IMPRESS. Our complaints process can be accessed by clicking on the button below:




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