GUEST POSTING REQUIREMENTS GUIDE & SUBMISSION FORM
Do you have something to say? Do you enjoy providing valuable information to others? If so, The Walking Mombie welcomes guests posts and we are delighted that you are interested in submitting a guest post to our blog! We appreciate you taking the time to contribute your thoughts, inspirations, and experiences to The Walking Mombie Blog readers.
Before you delve into writing your guest post, please read the following guidelines and requirements to make sure that you can meet our requirements and to ensure you're following our guidelines.
It's important that you are a regular reader of The Walking Mombie prior to pitching your guest post to me. I ask this because I want to make sure that you're familiar with the sites and topics that have been covered so you don't end up pitching a topic we already have multiple articles about on the blog.
Familiarize yourself and propose something different.
Before you submit a guest post, please email Petrina at email@example.com with your title and outline to have it approved.
Once you receive an email confirmation from me with your approval, the 2nd step is filling out The Walking Mombie Guest Post Submission Form below which includes your contact info, links, your uploaded final copy of your post (or you can copy and paste it in the field). Please make sure to include your author bio within the same document as your post.
Please note that at this time The Walking Mombie DOES NOT provide payment for guest posts. However, with your guest post contributions to The Walking Mombie, you're helping me grow my blog with your informative high-quality articles, so eventually, I hope to provide payment for guest posts in the future.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions!
Why You May Want to Write A Guest Post for The Walking Mombie:
You're are already helping people through your writing on your website. By submitting a guest post to our blog, you'll help even more people.
You'll receive more exposure for your work.
If you would like to submit a guest post to The Walking Mombie blog for consideration, please make sure to review our guest posting guidelines. Only guest posts that meet our criteria will be considered for publishing.
Guest Post Requirements Guide
We have clearly outlined our requirements and expectations below to help you increase your chances of having your submission accepted. This guide is also in place to maintain order & save our time as well as yours. Please read and understand this guide completely before hitting the submit button. If you're unsure of something in our guide or have further questions, please contact us. We are more than happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have.
Guest posts MUST be original and may not have been published on your website or anywhere else online already. It must be unique to TheWalkingMombie.com. All submissions will be verified for originality using a tool such as Copyscape.com or Plagium.com.
I do not allow republishing of guest posts. Approved, published guest posts belong to The Walking Mombie, are credited to the author and cannot be republished anywhere else. I retain the right to use your guest post in future e-books and other products.
Your guest post must be grammatically correct (please proofread your post relentlessly), thorough & well-written.
I want to hear a human voice when I read your post. By this I mean, using your personal tone and voice, it can't sound robotic.
Please don't be offended if we suggest changes to the article.
*Www.TheWalkingMombie.com reserves the right to edit and make changes to your article as deemed necessary.
Please use subheadings in the post body (H2-H3 tags).
We prefer shorter paragraphing, please try to limit paragraphs to six or seven sentences.
Preferred Topics & Subjects
You may choose any topic related to parenting, children, blogging, photography, mental health or self-improvement.
You are not allowed to include any lying in your post.
You may not defame or slander anyone person, company or brand.
Freshness & Value
Posts must contain fresh ideas or must take a fresh approach to a subject and provide value to our readers (must be useful to our readers).
Comprehensive posts must have comprehensive treatment of a subject, such as in the form of a long list.
*Freshness, value or comprehensiveness will be decided by The Walking Mombie submissions that do not fulfill this requirement will not be considered.
Word Quantity Requirements
We don't like restricting a writer's creativity, so we don't have a restriction on the maximum word count. However, posts must be at least 700 words. This requirement is for the content portion of your post and does not include the title or author bio.
We encourage you to include links to your own work and we also ask that you link internally to our posts when appropriate. We reserve the right to add internal links as we see fit.
Posts may not include marketing-related links and must not be entirely self-promotional (this is frowned upon by readers). Instead, convince our readers why they're making the right choice by choosing your company, blog, or website, rather than focusing mainly on promotion. This applies to the author bio as well.
*Affiliate links are not allowed unless you have emailed us to discuss and are approved to do so.
Lists must be practical and scannable. Lists are always a plus because readers love them! (numbering or bullet points)
Please include at least one picture that can legally be used within your post (Creative Commons with attribution is acceptable.) The width of the picture must be at least 900 pixels. All images submitted must be properly attributed credited. You can attach your picture as a separate file in the submission form.
Fact-check and make sure to site your sources when needed.
We require author bios to accompany all submissions. Headshots are recommend but are not required.
Author bios should be short and contain no more than 75 words.
Please place your bio at the end of your post.
You are allowed up to two links in your bio. We highly suggest taking advantage of linking to more than just your website. Use this opportunity to provide our readers with links to your social media platforms.
As stated before, please try to avoid overly promotional author bios.
We will write our introduction at the beginning of the post which includes a link to your website/blog.
Important Last Requirement
In order to verify that you have thoroughly read our Guest Post Requirements Guide in its entirety, please add "Purple Monkey Dishwasher" to the very top of your submission. Submissions that fail to add this, will not be reviewed, deleted immediately, and you will not be notified in this case.
We reserve the right to edit your post as needed for example, (to make the title more search-engine friendly) and to reject posts that, in our opinion, do not meet our quality standards or don't provide value to our readers.
Please do not submit press releases or sales pitches via the guest post submission form—this isn't the place for these submission types. Any press releases or sales pitches submitted through the guest post submission form will be discarded immediately. Press releases and sales should be directed to our media page.
Please understand that we need to completely read your post first (including the author bio) before we can decide to publish your guest post or not. We ask for your patience, as this process may take up to a week to receive an answer on whether or not your submission will be published on our blog. In either case, you will receive a response back from us.
If you feel that you can meet out requirements for guest posting, please proceed by filling out our guest post submission form, attaching/copy & paste your post and author bio, uploading your images, and electronically signing, dating & accepting our terms. I look forward to your guest post! Thanks!