Write for Us: Contributor Guidelines
We welcome writers from all over the world to help us build this project, If you are passionate about writing and you can write in English Language you are welcome.
However, we may not publish all articles we receive, especially if it violates our guideline. See below.
- Please submit pitches and completed articles for consideration using the email below.
- Preference will be given to original reporting and analysis, but we will also consider commentary. Please note that do not cover product reviews, gambling, adult, and other controversial topics. Spammy content will be flagged automatically by us.
- Submissions for one of our blog sections should range between 400 and 2800 words, while feature articles generally start at around 1000 words. For original reporting, in particular, we recommend first pitching ideas to the editor.
- If you are attaching a complete article, please submit as a Google Doc or Word document rather than a PDF. We encourage the use of inline hyperlinks for acknowledging sources.
- Indicate whether the article has been published elsewhere. We do not pay for content published or sent to us.
- Because of the very large volume of submissions, we will receive, we will contact you only if we feel able to accept your piece. If you do not hear from us within five business days, please feel free to submit your article to other publications.
- Please submit your article or pitch just once. Do not submit it to multiple editors.
- Keep self-promotion to a minimum in your post.
- We follow AP style and AP headline formatting guidelines.
- Give your piece a title, and be sure to run it through CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer to see how strong it is. (Remember, this is one of the most important factors in article shareability!)
- Include links to all facts, data, and referenced websites cited in the body text.
- Capitalize only the first word in the sentence of each sub headline.
- 75-word “About the Author” bio at the end of your post. Feel free to include a 180 x 180-pixel Facebook-sized photo.
- Please send us images! If you don’t have any but have an idea what might illustrate your piece, let us know and we can buy or create some. Please note: images need to be photos you own the copyright to and/or that are copyright free.
- Controversial topics are often verified for authenticity. E.g Politics, Health Tips etc. Sending proofs will help.
Do I Need Experience?
No, you do not need any experience and you will be given plenty of resources to learn any skills you need.
Can I Write Anonymously?
Yes, you can write under a ‘pseudonym’ or nickname that is not your real name.
Who Owns My Work?
We do not pay for articles published or received, however, we acknowledge writers for their work. We will add your social media handle if you so wish.
What If My Article Isn’t Approved?
When you submit your article, it will be reviewed by our team. If there are any problems you can edit the article again. If you do not hear from us within five working days, it is likely we do not approve it.
How should I submit my post?
Please submit your post as a Google document preferably.
We use Google Docs because it allows us to easily collaborate with editors without passing around new versions of a Word Doc. If you’ve never shared a Google Doc before, here are easy instructions. (Don’t forget to give us editing power.)
Tip: It’s best to create your post as a Google Doc, rather than uploading a Word Doc to Google. Sometimes if you take the latter route, we can’t edit even if you tell the doc to allow us to do so.
Will you edit my post?
Yes, we’ll edit for content and clarity, doing our best to preserve your voice. You’ll be able to see our changes in your Google Doc and we’ll often work with you a few weeks ahead of your publishing date on edits.
Can I repost my submission on my blog?
No. If we run your post on Earth Publisher, we retain the rights to that content. We don’t allow republishing on your own blog or any other website. (Did you know reposting content can hurt SEO traffic results for everyone involved? We try to keep it tidy around here.)
Are you definitely going to publish my piece?
We reserve the right to not publish your post if we decide it’s not a strong fit for Earth Publisher. You are then free to publish it elsewhere.
Before you submit, please run through this checklist. Did you…
- Add your name, email, website, and Twitter handle to the top of your post?
- Include your one-sentence bio at the top of your post? (HTML, please, if you know how!)
- Turn your post into an editable Google Doc? (Because Google can be finicky, that means creating your post as a Google Doc — cutting and pasting if you’ve written it in Word — rather than uploading a Word Doc to Drive.)
If so, you’re ready to submit!
Please share your Google Doc or send your pitch to our managing editor Dean VC at [email protected]