Thank you for your interest in writing for Publishing Executive. We're eager to hear what's weighing on your mind and the wisdom you'd like to share with our community of publishing industry professionals. But first, some housekeeping...
Below you'll find some guidelines for what a blog post should and shouldn't look like.
Above all, we are looking for lessons learned, tips, advice, anecdotes and commentary on industry news and trends. We want to hear real insight from real people. Share your successes and failures. Above all, contributions should help inform our audience of publishing industry professionals.
Contributions should not be self-promotional or a product sales pitch. Drawing on the experiences you've gained from running your business, of course, is welcome if insightful.
Blog post contributions will be bylined.
Blog posts should not be written by a PR or marketing team -- they should be written by you. We know the difference.
Blog post contributions are unpaid.
Yes, we will link to your website, Twitter, etc.
Blog posts should be short: Approx. 800-1000 words is ideal; longer only if the subject matter truly calls for it.
Keep it professional. Critiques and opinion pieces should be substantiated, well-formulated arguments and never personal attacks.
Please include a short bio (25-30 words) of yourself that explains who you are and what makes you a worthy commentator on the publishing industry.
By submitting contributions to us you are authorizing us to publish in any capacity we see fit.
We may -- and likely will -- edit your piece for tone, content, and clarity. And the title of your post will probably be polished up, too.
Please review past blog posts to get a sense of what kinds of contributions we are looking for: http://www.pubexec.com/channel/blogs
Pitch Us: Every good blog post starts with a good idea, so pitch us a brief idea (3-5 sentences)and if it serves our audience, we'll consider it for publication. Please include in your post why you are knowledgeable on this topic.
Publishing Executive maintains very selective standards for outside contributions: not all submissions will be published. We receive a lot of submissions. We will try our very best to respond to all submissions, but if you don't hear from us, it's probably because it's not right for us. Feel free to follow up with one reminder email.
Please send idea pitches for articles to senior editor Denis Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Related story: Want to Write For Us?