So you want to submit a guest post? Wonderful! We’re always looking for new contributors.
Here’s the short version of the process:
Fill out the article pitch submission form to give us the details of your article. You can do this as many times as you want with different pitch ideas. We will get in touch with you with further details if your pitch is accepted.
Here’s a more detailed version of how the process works:
- Review the articles and categories on this site to get a sense of what sort of articles we publish. Here are a few pieces of recommended reading:
- An up-close analysis of a specific work: 7 Storytelling Lessons from Game of Thrones
- A set of lessons from a personal experience: 7 Things Dungeons & Dragons Taught Me About Storytelling
- A tips and tricks article: 11 Tips on Naming Your Characters
- A basic lesson: The Basics of Metaphor
- A “mistakes you’re making” article: 8 Words to Seek and Destroy in Your Writing
- Prepare two to three article idea pitches. These pitches should:
- Be specifically designed to fit into one of our categories (preferably a stand-alone lesson, a tips & tricks article, or an op-ed piece; see the recommended reading, above, for more ideas).
- Include an attention-capturing headline.
- Effectively describe what the article will include.
- Be between 75 and 150 words per pitch, including the headline.
- Fill out the article pitch submission form to give us the details of your article.
- Await approval for further direction.
We’ll get in touch with you as soon as we can to green-flag one of your pitch ideas or to request that you try again. Further directions on completing the guest post (including formatting, biography, link-inclusion, and other specifics) will be provided at that time.
We look forward to hearing from you.
the Creative Writing Guild