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Writing Guest Blogging: Daily (w)rite A Daily Ritual of Writing

Guest Post Guidelines The guidelines might change with time, but so far this is what I request. I realize the list is long, but it is essential in order to avoid misunderstandings and time-wasting down the road. I respect your time and effort, and this is a good way to ensure neither is wasted. The following requirements are also valid for guest interviews. General Guidelines: •  Your post must be original and must not have been published before on the web. •  You agree to not publish the post anywhere else for 3 months after it is published on this blog, to maintain its uniqueness. •  The guest posts need to be related to reading, writing, publishing, inspirational, or self-improvement/ lifestyle topics, as that is what this blog is about. •  You may include two links in the byline, which will be displayed at the bottom of the post, and one link inside the post linking back to your blog/ content. •  Please include a bio, so readers can get to know you better, and add your Twitter handle, if you have one. Your own picture would be nice, but it is optional. These would help me feature you on my Guest Blogger page, dedicated to all the writers who have guested on my blogs. •  Please send in an accompanying image that is relevant to the post, and is not so heavy that I have to resize it. •  Please ensure that the post is well-edited, readable, and written in good English. Promotion Guidelines •  Talk about the guest post at your blog and on Twitter or any other social media, so the post you write gets comments from your regular readers. I’ll do the same, but I’ll notice if you do not make any effort to promote your own post. •  Stick to a word count of up to 400 words to ensure that you hold the readers’ attention. A well-thought-out title would attract more visitors, which is after all what this is all about: providing you more exposure. •  Ensure that you’re available to interact with readers who comment on your post. Formatting Guidelines •  Make sure to include the author byline at the bottom, with the link to your website, twitter links etc. already formatted. •  Make sure the paragraphs are short, for easy reading. Bullet points welcome. Submission Guidelines ·      Before you submit a guest post, please check with me about the topic etc so I can tell you if it has been covered recently, or is not relevant to the blog. This should be done at least a month before you want the post to appear. ·      I do not support overt advertisements, unless it is to promote an author’s book: fiction, or related to publishing fiction in some...

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Summer of Content: Blog Contest

Are you enthusiastic about bridging the gap between marketing and writing? Do you feel that you have what it takes to be a blogger? Would you like to see your work published and recognized as a part of the nDash brand? If you answered yes to any of the above, you’re in luck! nDash Marketing is launching our first blog writing contest,Summer of Content! All submissions to Summer of Content must reflect on one of these pivotal topics:  Your reaction/insight on an article in the news that reflects on content marketing (must quote/credit). A personal reflection on content marketing, and its usefulness for b2b and/or b2c companies. How you believe content marketing affects the way a business is viewed (negative or positive). Why you are interested in the concept of content marketing. We are looking for submissions that shed light on these questions in a fun, unique and up-beat way. Blog Guidelines: Articles submitted must be between 400-600 words All articles must be original content.  If you do write an article as a reflection of a previously written article, by a different author, then you must cite. Articles must not have been opted elsewhere/published previously All posts must be written in English Rules: Contestants will be paid via PayPal.  You must have a PayPal account to enter. All articles must be submitted in the body of the email; no attachments will be opened/accepted. Contestants must include their first and last name, and the email address utilized by their PayPal account, within their submission email. No submissions will be accepted after August 31, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.  Must comply with the Terms & Conditions. Prizes: 1st Place: $700 2nd Place: $150 3rd Place: $100 4th Place: $50 How to Enter: Please submit your blog post to contest@ndashmarketing.com Posts should be in the body of the email (no attachments!)  Deadline:   August 31st, 2014 @ 11:59pm EST The winners will be announced on September 15th, 2014 on this webpage, in addition to Facebook, Twitter andLinkedIn. ————— If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the nDash Marketing Team at: contest@ndashmarketing.com. Cheers! And may the best blogger win! -The nDash Team...

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Stage of Life Writing Contest

Deadline: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Entry Fees: $0. No entry fees. Prizes In addition to a SWAG package, Stage of Life’s educational literacy sponsors Papa John’s, IHOP, Applebee’s, and SpaWeek donate gift cards to the winning teen and adult essay writers each month. Description What’s your story? Educational literacy initiative, StageofLife.com, hosts an international writing contest every month centered around a specific “life” topic. Topic themes have ranged from mental health to consumerism to fear to goal setting to our relationship with nature. The writing community welcomes nearly 1,000,000 teens, college students, teachers, parents and bloggers each year who come to read the stories or enter the writing contests. Answer the monthly “life question” by submitting a 500-word essay to StageofLife.com tailored to the writing prompt and be automatically entered into the writing contest. Contact Information contact@stageoflife.com Website:...

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The Ordinary Guru Contest

Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014 Entry Fees: FREE to enter! Prizes: First Prize: $5,000 Second Prize: $2,500 Third Prize: $1,500 Description: Have you ever met an everyday, ordinary guru who helped you break a myth that held you back, sparked insight, or helped you see the world a little differently? If so, tell us your story by entering the Ordinary Guru Contest. You can submit a short story, essay, memoir, photo essay, cartoon,graphic novel or poem. Whomever/whatever the ordinary guru, your story must embody a personal experience. We’re looking for short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, cartoons, and poems about ordinary gurus. Ordinary gurus teach us what we need to know in order to expand our view of ourselves and the world. These gurus aren’t just people— they can also be anything in nature that offers you an insight or life-lesson, perhaps a pet, a wild animal, or even a tree that helps you see yourself or life differently. Contact Information: Nicholas Kent nick@mindadventure.com Website:...

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Call for submissions: A Letter To My Mom book project

I work at a small production company in Los Angeles, and our next book, A Letter to My Mom, honors the powerful, loving, complicated, one-of-a-kind relationships we all have with our mothers. It’s a collection of personally-crafted letters to moms written by individuals from all walks of life including celebrities, influencers, everyday people and kids. We are trying to include letters from all over the country, which is why I am reaching out to you.  We want to get as many letters as possible – and provide the letter-writers a chance to be published in our book. Here is a little more info on the books we’ve done:  A Letter to My Mom will be published by Crown Archetype, a division of Random House, and is the third book in the “A Letter to…” series created by Lisa Erspamer, former co-EP of The Oprah Winfrey Show and Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President of the OWN network. The publication date is May 2015.   The first book, A Letter To My Dog, and the highly anticipated follow-up, A Letter To My Cat, feature letters from celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Dr. Oz, Hilary Duff, Chelsea Handler, Dita Von Teese, Amy Smart, Mariel Hemingway, Tyler Perry, Cynthia McFadden, Robin Roberts and more.   A portion of the proceeds from every book in the series goes to charity, and for A Letter To My Mom, we are teaming up with Baby2Baby.  Baby2Baby supplies Los Angeles families in need with essential baby gear and clothing for their children up to age 12. By distributing new and gently used items to over 50 non-profit organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs and hospitals, Baby2Baby serves over 67,000 children each year.   Again – we would love your help getting members from your organization to submit letters and join us in this special project honoring our moms! If they are willing to participate, they’ll need to write a letter with a maximum of 700 words, and provide a couple of favorite photos of his/her mom, as well as a couple of shots of them together, from various stages of their lives. Here is our landing page where folks can go to submit letters:...

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Nowhere Magazine’s Spring 2014 Travel Writing Contest

Deadline:Thursday, May 15, 2014 Entry Fees $15 entry fee Prizes The winner will be awarded $300 and published in an upcoming issue of Nowhere. The top 10 stories will be announced on the website and published on nowheremag.com . Description Award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with Outside Magazine Executive Editor Sam Moulton for the first Nowhere Spring Travel Writing Contest. We are looking for young, old, novice and veteran voices with a powerful sense of place in their writing. Stories can be fiction or nonfiction, but please indicate which at the top of each manuscript. Entries should be be between 800-5,000 words and must not have been previously chosen as a winner in another contest. Previously published work is accepted, but again, please indicate this. Every submission will be read blind. Contact Information Porter Fox, Editor nowheremag@gmail.com Nowhere Publishing LLC 694 Myrtle Ave, #377 Brooklyn, NY 11205 Website:...

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