Guest Post Submissions For 2023 Are Currently OPEN
What You Need To Know Before Submitting
- Read a few of my blog posts to get a feel for my website and ensure your content will be a good fit.
- Guest posts should be original content, written by you, and exclusive to my website and my readers.
- I will run your article through a plagiarizer checker, as I have had issues in the past with this. I have the right to decline your work, even if I’ve initially accepted your idea. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
- If I see your article for my website posted elsewhere at any time (even a year later), it will be deleted from my website without warning.
- Articles should be informative and entertaining for my readers. It is not an advertisement for yourself, your blog, or a product. (You will have a byline at the end of the post to share your bio and links.)
- Submissions are first-come, first-serve. Each month is a different theme, and I have limited guest slots per month. Depending on those factors, your article, if successful, may not be published for a few months.
If Your Idea Is Accepted
- Word count should be at least 1,000 words and no more than 3,000 words.
- Articles should be edited and proofread before being sent to me. The Hemingway App and Grammarly are great, free tools for editing.
- Your article should have an appropriate and eye-catching title. Headline Analyzer is a great, free tool for this.
- Remember, your article should be exclusive to my website and my readers. It should be 100% original content, written by you. It should remain on topic, be informative, and be entertaining. Again, plagiarism will not be tolerated, and I keep the right to decline your work should I see fit.
- Finally, have fun with it. Write about a topic that you’re passionate about.
Monthly Themes For Article Submissions
- January – March: Pre-writing
- Overall novel prep
- Outlining your novel
- Character profiles
- Novel notes
- April – June: Writing
- First drafts
- Character development
- Plot development
- Writing craft
- Writing tools and software
- July – August: Editing
- Working with an editor
- Beta readers
- September – October: Publishing
- Traditional publishing
- Query letters
- Getting agents
- Publish prep (cost, book cover design, formatting, etc.)
- November – December: Marketing
- Promoting your book before, during, and after the launch
- In-person marketing (book signings, speaking events, etc.)
- Digital marketing
- Getting book reviews
- Having an author email list
Please keep in mind these are examples. Other topics are accepted, as long as they fit within the monthly themes.
After Submitting The Google Form
- I will email you in response to your submission (please remember to check your spam folder). If I don’t respond to you within two weeks, please note your submission was unsuccessful at this time.
- If accepted, I’ll request editing access to a Google Doc containing your complete, polished article. (See article guidelines above.)
- If there are small typos and errors within the article, I’ll take it upon myself to fix them (but I will not change your voice). If the article needs heavy editing or rewording, I will leave comments for you to fix.
- Please keep in mind that I don’t chase people. If you don’t reply to my initial email or make the necessary editing changes, I won’t be sending reminders. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time for that, so it’ll be up to you to stick with the deadlines.
- However, life happens. If something should come up and you can’t meet the deadline, that’s okay. All I ask is that you send me an email letting me know. I will not assign your article a date until the article is 100% completed and ready to be scheduled.
- Once the article is free of errors and approved, I will assign you a date for when your article goes live.
- As soon as the article is scheduled on my blog, I’ll send you the permalink with social media images for you to promote the article.
Once The Article Goes Live
- Promote the article on your website and social media. It’s the best way for your audience and others to see your work.
- Please check back periodically on your article and respond to any comments you receive.
If you’ve read these guidelines from start to finish and still think your idea will be a good fit for this blog, then please click the button below to fill out the Google Form.
I look forward to hearing your ideas! Thank you.
FAQs About Being A Guest Writer
Are Guest Posts Paid?
No, there’s no payment for writing an article on my blog. There is also no fee for you to submit your work.
Are you open to writing a guest post on my blog?
Yes, I am. There is a question on the Google Form that you can answer if you’re willing to give me a space on your website. (Please note that whether you say yes or no will not affect whether I accept your article idea or not.)
I have a question that’s not listed here. What do I do?
Ask away in the comments below. Chances are someone else might have a similar question to yours. Alternatively, you can contact me here.