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Welcome! Do you want to show us what you can do with your words? Do you dig the vibe of our site? Are you a 20-something (or older!) who has something useful to share with a young audience? We want to hear from you. Before I get into HOW you can submit a guest post to this site, here are our submission guidelines..
1. Submissions should relate to the following post-grad topics;
- Work — Career advice, work advice, job searching, interview techniques, the future of working, leadership etc.
- Freelancing — Freelancing, finding freelance work, entrepreneurship, side hustles etc.
- Life — ‘Adulting,’ life lessons, etc.
- Money — Finance, budgeting, investing, debt, student loans etc.
2. We LOVE posts that have personal stories, or unique lessons and insights. Better yet, we love stories that can combine the two. We love to see personality come through the story. We want to be inspired. We want to be guided. We want to show post-grads that theyʼre not alone in their struggles. Show us, don’t tell us.
3. What we typically DON’T look for:
- Posts that are too broad, general, or don’t directly tie into the post-grad theme. If I can immediately think of a better publication for your words, then so can you.
- Stories that have no clear takeaway or insight that the reader can leave with.
- We don’t want stories that everyone’s seen before. Ask yourself: Are you offering new insight, a different opinion, or new lessons? If you’re going to tell us to get up at 5am and have a cold shower, you’ll need to add something unique to get our interests.
- While we don’t want to restrict story length, our preference would be a minimum of 4 minutes read time and above, though we may make exceptions.
- We don’t accept poetry submissions.
- Plagiarised stories. Rest assured, if we have a suspicion your story is copied from someone else, it will be reported.
4. Include a strong feature image. Please make sure image is credited, and that you have the rights to use image (we recommend Unsplash or Pexels, but there are many others out there).
5. Please capitalize your titles correctly. We’d like titles to be in Title Case, and subtitles to be in Sentence Case. If you don’t know how to do this this, use a free handy website like this to do it for you.
6. Keep grammatical mistakes to an absolute minimum. If there are too many, we will reject the piece. If you struggle with grammar, why not use a free tool like Grammarly?
7. No ads or affiliate links in your article.
8. Though it can take anywhere from 1–7 days to get to your submission, rest assured, one of our editors will leave a note on your submission if it’s being rejected, or if they have any questions and suggestions for improvement. If we haven’t left a note — we haven’t got to you yet! We always try to leave no one waiting longer than 5 days.
Great! Now that you got our submission guidelines, here’s how to actually submit your article.
Send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “GUEST POST” in your subject line. Attach either a Google Doc link or a Word document with your blog post inside. If you’re a little apprehensive to write a full blog post, just send me a pitch!
To pitch me, send a few headlines as well as 4-5 bullet points talking about what you’ll cover.
Here’s a secret.. if you want a higher chance at getting published here, send me over 2-3 blog post pitches instead of just one.
I’ll get back to you within 7 days if we want to publish your pitch. If you don’t hear from us, then that means we’ll pass for now. I’ll try my best to get back to everybody though–as a writer I hate wondering whether a post was good enough.
If we accept your blog post, we’ll contact you with further details on getting your post published. We can’t wait to see your submissions.