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At this time I am closing my guest posting opportunities for the foreseeable future. I’ve been giving weekly guest post slots on this blog since 2016 and I thank all my wonderful guests for sharing their advice. I’m leaving this page up in case I decide to re-establish the guest posting again. If this announcement disappears, then I will be accepting guest posts. (Sept 2019)
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If you are interested in guest posting on this blog to gain some exposure, please take the time to read these Guest Post Guidelines of what is needed, accepted and what you are required to do.
It is also recommended that you check through this blog to see what sort of articles are featured.
BEING A GUEST POSTER
What I expect from a guest post(er)
☆ Articles must be informative, entertaining, helpful or inspiring
☆ Articles must cater to this blog’s niche to be of value to its readers
☆ Articles must be original and not have been posted anywhere else on the net (as this can affect the SEO)
☆ Articles must not just be selling or promoting yourself or your books/services
☆ Article topics must be agreed in advance
☆ Articles must not include profanity, racism, sexism etc
☆ Guest posters must make a note of their deadline and contact me immediately if they feel they are unable to complete their article in time.
NB: By being on this blog, you agree to me using my affiliate links on your article. Learn more about this in my affiliate links policy.
Accepted topics for guest posts
☆ Writing tips, advice, techniques
☆ Book reviews
☆ Publishing advice (self-publishing or traditional)
☆ Editing & proofreading tips, advice
☆ Marketing a book
☆ Personal experiences regarding writing/publishing
☆ Designing book covers
☆ What makes a great book
☆ How you get your creative ideas etc.
This is not an exhaustive list, and if you have an idea for a topic you can speak to me about it. Please note I do not accept articles about writing fanfiction
ONCE YOU’RE ACCEPTED AS A GUEST
What I need from you
☆ Your article in a Word document by (or before) the deadline date (word count must be between 400-1000 words only, include a title and break your article up with headings)
☆ List of your social media and website links (no more than 10)
☆ A short bio (no more than 100 words)
☆ A headshot photo (or an avatar)*
☆ One book cover image (if published)
☆ Blurb for the book or your current WIP (no more than 150 words)
*Please note your avatar image must either be owned by you or you must have rights and permissions to use it.
ONCE YOUR POST GOES LIVE
What you need to do
☆ You must share the post on at least one social media account/website within 2 days
☆ You must check back periodically and reply to any and all comments left.
What I do to promote your post
☆ I will share it on my Twitter account on the day it goes live
☆ I will schedule another tweet the day after it goes live
☆ I will share it on my Facebook Author Page on the day it goes live
☆ I will share it on my Tumblr account on the day it goes live
☆ I will share it on my Pinterest account
☆ I will schedule it on my LinkedIn account the day it goes live
Contact form for guest posters
If you agree with all the above and wish to be a guest poster on my blog, please complete this form. State your article topic in the comments section.
Please note a list of available deadline dates is below the form. Check through and let me know what date you want. Available dates are featured in red.
Available deadline dates
All deadline dates are Sundays. The articles will actually go live on the following Wednesdays. This allows me time to get your article formatted and scheduled.
29 Jan – S M Hollows (Topic: How NOT to build a brand)
—-PLEASE NOTE I’M CLOSING GUEST POST OPPORTUNITIES AFTER THIS TIME—
* received post