Licensing and Style Guidelines

Co-publishing stories

Rest of World regularly publishes stories — both original and translations — in partnership with publications around the world. If you would like to co-publish a story either your team or Rest of World is working on, please send a note to with “co-publishing a story” in the subject line with details about your publication, broader topics of stories you are looking to publish, and your guidelines for publication.

Licensing guidelines

Any licensed content must include our full name Rest of World and either a live link to our site or a written URL for print-only versions.

Author’s name must be clearly credited.

Please contact us to learn more about our licensing fee tiers.


Photography created for Rest of World may be licensed for use with associated stories. Photos may be used for social postings, print or digital, and in perpetuity with strict adherence to credit and only in association with articles specified under each license. 

Credit line must read “Photography by [name] for Rest of World”.

Please contact us for the licensing fee tiers. 

Social promotion

In any promotion on social platforms or newsletters, our relevant social handle should be tagged. Example: Twitter promotion must tag @restofworld.

Writers and photographers involved in the story should be credited in any social promotion. If they have relevant social accounts, they should be tagged.

To ease cross-promotion, licensing partners must follow our social accounts.