Guest Post Guidelines
Thanks for your interest.
If you’re thinking of a blog post for this site, my guidelines are below. When posts don’t hit these points, I usually have to decline them. At a minimum, I’ll postpone them for several weeks at a time. The blog isn’t my full-time job, so I often push off non-conforming posts for months, if they ever get approved at all.
I want YOUR thoughts (750 words or less) on the following topics:
Writing craft (books, poems, stories, essays)
Social networking for authors
Web issues for authors
Finding and getting an agent
Making quality submissions
Inspiration and encouragement
The writing life
Any topic related to creative writing
IMPORTANT: If you have an idea for a longer post or if you have any questions about suitable content, send me your topic ideas before drafting anything.
If you do not wish to use the submission form, then Send me your article via email using the right formats.
– Please send me the post in two formats: 1) Word doc and 2) plain text. Please do NOT send formatted html or pdf.
DO submit substantive posts and original content.
An article that feels too short, or that lacks depth, will be reject. I do not want any Twitter sized submissions.
DO host any images on your own servers (or Flickr, or whatever), and format them to display at 500 pixels wide.
DO always test your links.
DO Keep it light. Our readers are busy people. They’re not looking for long-winded prose and paragraphs that you could use to prop open a door. Share your ideas in an upbeat and honest way, as if you’re talking to a good friend. Short paragraphs, succinct sentences, and a light touch will always win our hearts.
DO Make up a great title for your article. We want you to catch our eye!
DO Watch the number of links. While I understand that the purpose of a guest post is publicity, this is not a link farm. A blog post should contain a maximum of 6 links
A bio should only contain 1 or 2 links – either to the autor’s website, Twitter handle, or his/her blog.
DO Give our readers a lot of information in your allotted space. Less is more
Have fun with it!
If it’s not fun for you to write on some level, it won’t be fun for my readers to read. Tell stories, crack jokes if you like, and be yourself. Try and enjoy the process and the end product will be better.
Thanks for reading and hope it helps,
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!