I’m currently accepting submissions for guest posts on A Writer’s Path. It’s a win-win where you can gain exposure to the followers of this website, and I can offer my readers a more diverse pool of knowledge.
I’m seeking writers who want to contribute to AWP on a regular, semi-regular, or occasional basis. If you have only one guest post and don’t intend to contribute further, please consider waiting on this opportunity.
Once you’re accepted, you’ll have your own contributor account with AWP. You’ll be able to write in your guest post articles directly into that account at your leisure. You write when you wish. I’ll preview it, and if it follows the guidelines, I’ll schedule it to post.
Why would you want to write for A Writer’s Path?
To date, A Writer’s Path has a reach of over 23,000 subscribers/followers. As well as the main website, every post gets blasted across social media accounts, such as Twitter, Facebook, Google +, and Tumblr. It’s reblogged/liked/+1’ed regularly, occasionally being featured on places like Kindle Direct Publishing’s Facebook page.
By posting your guest post on AWP, you’re sharing your brand and website. Every post has a bio at the bottom where you’re welcome to include the website to your own blog, helping readers from AWP to become your new readers.
If you want to include a link or two in the body of the article plugging your other posts, feel free. I want this to benefit you as much as it does me.
With blogging, it all comes down to discoverability. Getting your content in front of AWP’s reading audience can help your blog/website grow faster than it would on its own.
The type of posts accepted on A Writer’s Path
- Writing How To’s: articles that give tips on writing (blog writing, fiction writing, poetry writing, etc.). It’s best for your post to be about a specific topic, often the more specific the better. For example, topics like writing YA, writing first person POV, how to write an effective short story, how to foreshadow, etc. E.g. “The First Person POV Tip That You Need to Know.”
- Bulleted lists about writing topics: articles that include lists of how certain things can be done. E.g. “5 Ways to Write Backstory That Won’t Put the Reader to Sleep.” Include at least 1-2 paragraphs per item.
- Personal experiences about writing topics: if you do write one of these, please make sure it’s filled with meaty how-to tips. Readers are much more interested in learning than they are about your personal experience. An example of this would be “How I Learned to Deal With Writerly Rejection.”
- Length: ideally between 400-1,000 words.
- Please edit your article before submitting.
- The article has to be written by you. Absolutely no plagiarism or borrowed material.
- No product reviews.
- Nothing deemed by the general public to be hostile, aggressive, discriminatory, or contain shock value. All articles must be family-friendly, although some mild level adult language can be used, if you wish.
- The posts submitted to AWP does not need to be exclusive. If you wrote the post on your own blog yesterday or years ago, you can submit it, as long as it was written by you.
- No spam, sharing of private information, intellectual property infringement, or claiming you’re someone you’re not.
- Due to the volume of submissions, I may not be able to send you a notice of when your guest post will be published. It’s best to subscribe to AWP and you’ll be notified of newly posted material via your email or blog feed.
I reserve the right to
- Correct any typos or grammar errors I notice. Please do not take this as a signal that you don’t have to edit your own writing.
- Adjust the title if it’s confusing, muddy, or difficult to understand. If I do, I detail the original title at the bottom with the bio.
- Reject your article. Reasons for this could be, but not limited to, not having useful information, include a negative slant, have harsh language, contain too many typos/grammar errors, spam, confusing, not follow other policies on this page, etc.
- Include advertisements at the bottom of the post, below your bio. They are clearly set apart from your article to show that there is no direct association. Also if there are any books mentioned, I’ll link to Amazon, with an affiliate code included.
- Include “See related posts” type inserts. It’s a common blog practice which highlights other posts that the reader might also be interested in (which could point to one of your posts).
- Censor harsh curse words or language.
- Choose a professional image to go along with your post.
To proceed, message me via the contact me page.
Do the rights to my writing stay mine if it’s published on your website?
Yes, absolutely. It’s your writing. It stays 100% yours.
Are there any minimums or maximums concerning how many articles I can write for AWP?
There are no maximums. Write as much as you’d like! There are no official minimums, but it does take effort to create a contributor account for you, so if you were only planning, say, one article a year, that’s not enough to warrant keeping your access active. Having said that, we all have busy lives and it’s understandable that it can be a while in-between posts.
I just wrote an article for AWP. How long will it be until it posts?
Due to the volume of guest posts I receive, it’s hard to say. It can be anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. I appreciate your patience in advance. If it helps, I scheduled articles a month in advance for quite a while, even when it was simply my own posts. Sometimes blogging can be a delayed gratification sort of thing.
Can I submit an article I wrote and published on my own blog already?
Yes! As long as you wrote it.
I wrote an article that I don’t intend on publishing anywhere else. I intend to submit it to AWP. Is that okay?
Absolutely. Exclusive posts are appreciated but absolutely aren’t required.
To proceed, message me via the contact me page.