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What’sUpNewp publishes stories, reviews, photography, comics, and more every day of the year. We welcome new writers and photographers as well as veterans of the game to submit stories, essays, poetry, photography, art, comics, and more.

This is not our website. It’s the communities. What’sUpNewp is an inclusive and welcome environment for everyone. The merit of your pitches and the content of your character win the day.

We want the stories no one else will publish. We like different. We like to read and publish content about the people, places, and things that no one else is talking about. Above all, we like stories of people living, breathing, and experiencing life in Newport, Rhode Island, and beyond. Poetry, art, illustrations, and more are welcomed.

What’sUpNewp reaches communities and readers beyond Newport and Rhode Island. We welcome content about Newport, Rhode Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Stowe, and just about anywhere else in New England.

Submit your pitches below and be sure to let us know if you’re interested in becoming a contributor/hearing from us in regards to being assigned a story or content idea in the future.

Please remember that What’sUpNewp is a small team. If you don’t hear from us, do not fret! We consider all pitches. Your pitch will be judged on merit. We take pride in being an inclusive publication. Do not be afraid to send us your pitches. Submissions will be responded to in the order they arrive.

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Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.