Would you like your article to appear on Writing and Wellness?
We’re always open to guest posts from writers and from those who help writers to do their best work and live their most creative lives.
Please note, however:
We are getting a lot of posts that are poorly written, poorly researched, or are vehicles meant to advertise another business or product. We are also receiving many inappropriate pitches that make it clear the writer has not read our guidelines or our website.
We do not accept articles from:
- staff writers or freelancers representing other businesses
- online marketing firms
- commercial websites that are not providing services for professional writers
- content farms
- individuals wanting to include affiliate links to build incoming link SEO for other companies
- essay/academic paper/online college/research paper writing businesses
If you send an inappropriate query or email that clearly shows you have not read these guidelines, you will not receive a response. We simply do not have time to respond to writers who don’t bother to carefully review what we do.
Below are several of the topics we’re interested in. If you think you have a great article in one of these areas, or you have another idea you think we’d be interested in, please contact us. (Refer to our guidelines below.) We prefer completed drafts, but if you’re not sure of the topic, feel free to ask.
- Personal stories of how writing affected your health (emotional or physical), or vice-versa
- Tips for ways writers can stay healthy and fit
- Updates on tools, gadgets, and technology that help writers live healthier lives
- Ways writers can improve their work areas to increase comfort, reduce risk of injury, and encourage creativity
- Tips for how writers can deal with the emotional difficulties of the writing life
- How unique conditions like cancer, depression, fibromyalgia, and others affect writers (and other creative artists) and their work
- Other articles dealing with emotional and physical wellness for writers and other creatives
Guest Post Guidelines:
Posts MUST have a wellness angle. Please note that we are a wellness site, so we’re looking for a wellness angle in your post. Writing advice is great, but please tie it into physical/emotional/spiritual wellness.
Posts MUST be of interest to writers and/or other creative artists. Straight wellness posts are not suitable. We need posts that specifically address those health issues of interest to writers and other creative artists.
All posts must be original content. We will check for plagiarism and copyright infringement, so please just don’t do it. You may quote up to three authorities in your post as long as you list the appropriate sources. We also encourage study references.
Posts must be of high quality. Our readers have come to expect quality material, and that’s all we publish.
Posts must fit with the mission of the site. You can refer to our mission here. We don’t accept general health articles, for instance, that aren’t tailored specifically for our audience, which includes writers, painters, musicians, and other creatives.
Posts must not be used to advertise your products. We don’t accept posts that are disguised advertisements for your products. You may include your website in your bio.
Links. Excessive links or links that appear to be affiliated or spam related will be removed.
We do not allow republishing. Posts accepted by Writing and Wellness belong to the site. We do not allow duplicate material. You may promote the article on your website or social media accounts, if you desire. Promoting does not mean you post the entire article on these forums. You may include a link to your guest post and a short sentence or two explaining what the article is about.
Editing. We reserve the right to edit blog posts, so please don’t be offended if we suggest changes.
Formatting. We prefer to receive posts as Word documents, with an appropriate title and at least three subheadings. Word count can range from 500 to 2,500. We are also willing to look at longer posts.
Sources: We prefer articles with appropriate sources listed at the end of the article. This one is a good example: http://www.writingandwellness.com/2015/03/03/7-ways-you-need-to-change-your-work-area-to-improve-your-writing/. Please use this format.
Credit. Authors may include a short bio (100 words or less), personal photo, and links to their websites, up to two social media sites, and up to two book buying sites (if you have published books).
Pay. We do not pay for submissions. If you decide to submit a post to our site, you do so with the knowledge that you shall not be entitled to any compensation for writing the post or for any other compensation related to the post. We receive tens of thousands of visitors per month, offering you significant exposure. We also promote the posts on various social media channels, though we do not guarantee any particular site or audience reach.
Refusal. Writing and Wellness reserves the right to refuse posts that don’t fit with our mission.
Post removal. Writing and Wellness reserves the right to refuse publication or remove a guest post without prior notice to the guest post writer.
To Submit: Contact us with your submission! Email completed pieces and/or queries, and tell us a little about yourself. If we accept your post, we will request your bio and headshot.