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Guest Post dates for 2020 are OPEN.
- Your guest post should be original, written by you, and exclusive for my blog. I do not accept already published articles on your own website or another even if it’s written by you.
- A guest post is not an advertisement for yourself, blog, or anything you’re selling. The post will give you great exposure, but the article itself should be informative and entertaining for my readers.
- Guest slots are first-come, first-serve. Space is limited to two guest posts per month.
- After you pitch your idea to me and if accepted, I will give you a deadline and tentative publication date for your post.
- I will send a reminder email a week or two before your deadline. I do not chase people. If I don’t hear from you again after that, I’ll assume you’ve changed your mind and your spot will be given to someone else.
- I do not pay anyone who writes a guest post for this blog nor do I accept payment for publishing a guest post. This is strictly voluntary and for more exposure for you and for my readers to get the chance to read articles from different perspectives.
Before getting in touch, please take a look at other guest posts on this blog. It will give you a good idea of how they’re formatted as well as what topics I accept and my readers enjoy.
Writing The Articles
- Be sure to give your article an appropriate title (please make it no more than 55 characters long otherwise I may ask you to shorten it)
- Let me know your full name (pen name is fine as long as my readers can tell who wrote the article)
- Article length is recommended to be between 300 and 1,000 words. I allow it to go over 1,000 words if the article really needs a little extra, but no more than 1,500 words.
- Send your final draft in either an attached Word Document or a Google Doc. Only send me your final draft after I’ve accepted your article idea and have given you a deadline.
- Please make sure your article has been thoroughly edited and proofread. If I find a mistake here and there I’ll take it upon myself to fix it for you. If it needs some heavy editing, I will send it back to you.
A Note On Images
- I will create a general image for the guest post with the title and your name
- If you wish to include an image within your post, that’s fine. Please have no more than two (2) images
- Should you include images, please make a note within your article’s draft of where you’d like me to place the pictures. Otherwise, I’ll add them in where I feel they make the most sense
- Send the images separately as an attached JPEG
- Copyright: Please only send images that you created yourself or are yours. If not, you must provide credit to the original owner. If you do not explain where the images came from (whether they’re your own or not) I will omit them from the article.
- Writing/Creative Writing
- Freelance Writing/Entrepreneurship
- Genre Writing
- The Writing Process
- Marketing/Social Media
- Book Blogging/Book Reviewing
- This year’s current theme (see below)
Topics are not limited to those listed above. If you have another idea for a topic that’s not listed here but you think would still be a great fit for my readers, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask.
That said, I know this blog has some mental health posts as well as lifestyle posts. At this time, I’m only accepting posts that cater to readers, writers, and bloggers. I’m only accepting topics in that niche.
I have received so many emails asking about articles for yoga, gardening, clean eating, etc. This is not what my blog is about. I will assume you not only didn’t read these guidelines, but you have also not explored my website and these emails will be deleted.
To get a feel for what my readers like, be sure to thoroughly explore my blog and its contents before sending me a guest post pitch.
Themed Guest Posts
Inspiration Station is back again! These posts have a common theme with a different perspective from 12 different writers – one guest post on this theme per month.
Other guest posts will still be posted each month, but no more than two per month. With that said, when pitching an article idea, feel free to ask about this year’s theme or use another topic.
Guest post pitches for 2020’s theme are currently CLOSED. Be sure to check back in November 2019 for next year’s theme.
By The Deadline
After you’ve pitched your article to me and I’ve accepted, there are a few things I’ll need by the deadline before the publication date.
- Your full article attached as a Word Document or Google Doc (please make sure your title and name are on there)
- If applicable: Any images to go along with the article attached as JPEGs
- The exact word count of the article
- A brief bio of yourself (no more than 200 words)
- Social media and website links (no more than five)
- A JPEG author photo attached separately
- Optional Note: The bio, author photo, and social media links are optional. However, they’re helpful for my readers to learn more about you and give you more exposure. If you don’t send these in (you don’t need all three) then I will omit an “About The Author” section at the end.
After The Post Goes Live
What I’ll Do
- I’ll send an email with the scheduled publication date and a permalink. When the post goes live at midnight EST on its scheduled date, I’ll send a follow-up email that morning with a direct live link.
- In addition to my blog, the guest post will also be posted on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
What You’ll Do
- Share the guest post around your website and social media. This will allow your readers to see what you’ve done and also gain more readers in the process.
- Check back periodically to read and reply to any and all comments your guest post may receive. Chances are, the readers will be talking directly to you.
When Contacting Me
Please include all the information that follows in your email when you contact me. Otherwise, I’ll assume you did not read these guidelines thoroughly and your request will be overlooked.
- Article topic (see above list)
- Title and a quick blurb about what the article will be about (a brief outline is fine)
- Tell me a little about yourself
- Why you think your article will be a good fit for my blog and readers
- What you hope to gain from this guest post
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Guest Posts I’ve Done
- Closet Readers – Why I Became A Blogger And Why You Should Become One Too
- Ari Meghlen – Why Do You Write?
- Thevacilando – Just Write
- Hanna’s Voice – Top Ten Reasons Why All Writers Should Blog
- Pages Unbound – 5 Favorite Quotes From Tolkien’s The Hobbit
Past Guest Posts On This Blog
2019 Guest Posts
- Inspiration Station: Fear As Fuel by Annette Rochelle Aben
- How To Build A Fantasy World In Flash Fiction by Carin Marais
- 15 Tips To Get Your Short Story Or Article Published by TC Michael
- Why Journaling Might Be The Key To Overcoming Your Writing Fears by Kleia Paluca
2018 Guest Posts
- James BeeSaba
- Carin Marais
- Crystal Roman
- Nicolette Stephens
- Yecheilyah Ysrayl
- Ari Meghlen
- Sacha Black
2017 Guest Posts
- Reed R. Buck
- Thompson Crowley
- Robert Sanasi
- Chris Long
- Heena Rathore P.
- Jasmine Farrell
- Jennie Fitzkee
- Robert Kirkendall
- Annette Rochelle Aben
- James Porter
- J.D. Oldenburg
- Emily Stroia
2016 Guest Posts
- Rollan Wengert
- Herminia Chow
- Rosie Amber
- Charli Mills
- All of the Prompts
- Nimue Brown
- Kris Poli
- Phyllis Ring
- Kristen Poli
- Aidan Reid
- Nicolette Stephens
- Hugo Esteban Rodriguez
- Al Lane
- Charles Yallowitz
- Herminia Chow
- Topaz Winters
- Sacha Black
- Skye Hegyes
- Phyllis Edgerly Ring
- Iridecence (part one)
- Iridecence (part two)
Thank you for reading these guidelines and thinking of my blog and readers to read your work. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below. Thank you.
October 28, 2019