Corridor8 Code of Conduct*
For all editors, writers, artists, organisers and partners.
We want you to enjoy your experience of working with our team. We ask that you uphold the following Code of Conduct and understand that a failure to do so can be grounds for the immediate termination of any agreement or working relationship with us. Ultimately, the message is to treat others as you wish to be treated, because we’re all in this together!
Preconceptions & Expectations
Keep an open mind. Everyone has a different life experience and may be struggling with challenges that are not always visible. Understand that our team are all part time, freelance workers with other jobs and responsibilities, and may take some time getting back to you. The length of the editorial process is at the discretion of our editors and subject to changing variables, and they have the final say on all drafts. Editors have the right to return drafts to writers for full revision if they require too much editing and/or are not in keeping with our style guide.
Transparency & access
We are always learning from people with different experiences and will do our best to meet the needs of all our working partners. Please inform us of any conditions, requirements or sensitivities as early as possible so that we can adapt, within our means.
Personal & professional boundaries
Unless invited, do not enter other people’s personal or emotional space or assume that others have the same physical and emotional boundaries as you. Contacting members of our team on personal social media accounts, personal email accounts or by phone (uninvited) will not be tolerated, and in general emails should be kept to a reasonable length and frequency.
Mind your language and tone
Be considerate and treat one another with kindness and respect. Aggressive, manipulative, threatening or undermining contact will not be tolerated. We will challenge the use of abusive, racist, sexist, misogynist, ableist, classist, sizeist, ageist, homophobic or transphobic language.
Inform us of your preferred pronouns, respect those of others and avoid making assumptions. Sometimes mistakes happen, and we are all learning, so try to be understanding.
Look after one another
It’s a small art (writing) world, let’s be kind and supportive. Be sensitive to the visible and invisible hierarchies the lead to oppression and discrimination, and look after one another.
* Inspired by and adapted from Wysing Arts Centre’s brilliant code of conduct