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Guest Posts are a great way to reach new readers. I welcome topics related to writing, editing, marketing, and publishing. Consider the guest post prompts below a starting point. I am also open to other ideas. Ideally, I prefer to host guests who are familiar faces around this blog and various social media platforms, although I am open to working with new people. Pitches for posts will be accepted according to topic fit and available spots on my editorial calendar.   

 

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Possible Topics for Guest Posts

Writing and Editing Tips: What tips do you have for writing polished prose and engaging stories? What hallmarks define your chosen genre? How would you define what makes something a good story? Process accounts of how you get the writing done are most welcome, as are posts on writing and reading spaces.

 

Publishing and Marketing Tips: What realizations have you had regarding the publishing and marketing of your own book? Have you attended a writing conference you found particularly enlightening? What advice can you offer authors about blogging?

 

 

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Criteria for Guest Posts:

  1. An original and approved topic. The full text of the post should not appear elsewhere online.
  2. Length of 800-1,200 words. This is a guideline and is negotiable.
  3. Submitted at least two weeks in advance of the publication date.
  4. Accompanied by an author bio of approximately 100 words.
  5. Includes a headshot as well as 1-2 more images for use in the post (scaled down to be no more than 600 pixels wide).
  6. Stylistically competent and grammatically correct.
  7. Comments responded to in a timely manner.
  8. Ideally, the guest should also reciprocate comments as well.
  9. A link to your guest post here appears on your own site.
  10. Shared and promoted across social media.

 

I’m looking forward to hearing from you! Comments are not active on this post, but feel free to contact me. Also feel free to explore this site’s guest post archive

 

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Image Credit: Book And Glasses by Darren Lewis