So you want to guest post on The Procrastiwriter.
Second: Follow the guidelines below, and I’ll be happy to consider your guest post!
Guidelines for Pitching a Guest Post
Note: If you don’t follow some semblance of these guidelines when pitching your post, I may or may not respond. I probably won’t, because I get a lot of Spam emails and they make it difficult to weed out the reals from the bots.
Pitch me by email at email@example.com, and I’ll write you back. Your pitch should include:
- An intro. Tell me who you are, if you run a writing site or blog, and if you’ve been published anywhere (I don’t mind if you haven’t been published; I just want to know a little about you as a writer).
- An attached Word document of the post you’d like to pitch (please limit your post to 1,500 words or fewer); OR a topic for your pitch and a few of your anticipated copy points.
- A 200-word (or less) bio about yourself. Include your social media links, if you have them
- Art is good, but unless it’s yours (i.e.: your latest book cover), it needs to have a Creative Commons License and proper photographer attribution.
What Happens if Your Guest Post Is Accepted
If your guest post is accepted, I’ll write you back and tell you:
- When it’ll be published (The Procrastiwriter posts on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays).
- Whether any major edits need to be made (such as: swapping your art out for other art, etc.).
- The day before your post is published, I’ll email you and tell you that it’s been scheduled, and remind you to cross-promote the post on your social media channels (as I’ll promote on mine).
- Your post will appear in The Procrastiwriter social media mix from time to time as a repeat promotion.
For an example of a great guest post (and a preview of how your guest post will appear), check out this recent one by author and writing guru K.M. Weiland, “What Jane Eyre Can Teach You About Mind-Blowing Heroines.”