Guest 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 guest posts need to be related to reading, writing, publishing, inspirational, or self-improvement/ lifestyle topics, as that is what this blog is about. I delete all requests for posts on unrelated topics, links to essay sites, and paid links. So save us both some time and don’t email me with these.
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.
•  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 700 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 way.
·      You can send the post to me on the email atozstories at gmail dot com. Please include the post in the body of the email itself, or as a .doc attachment. It is helpful if you add the link to your site/blog on all your mails, so I can easily find what to promote.
·      Usually within 2-3 days of receiving it, I’ll reply stating what date the post will be up.
·      The guest post should be with me at least four days before the date of publication, so I can schedule it correctly, and I run it by you, to check everything looks right.
·      I would mostly feature regular followers of my blog or authors I have interacted with before, so any outside blog tours must discuss a possible guest post or interview with me about a month in advance.
I’ll make exceptions to some of these guidelines as and when necessary, but that depends entirely on the circumstances. Any questions, tweet me up @damyantig, or mail me at atozstories at gmail dot com.

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  1. Savita

    I’m actively considering blogging and loved the scope of topics you feature here. Great blog!

  2. florenceandtheai

    Just wanted to thank you for the like. You’re correct that this is a community. I’m figuring it out as I go along. Great blog.

  3. mel b.

    Thank you for the follow! I am looking forward to learning from you and others in this blogging community. I am inspired after reading your work and I can’t thank you enough for that!

  4. Sukanya

    Great blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. I will definitely think about submitting a guest post – maybe education or women’s issues.

  5. dsanjoy

    I can definitely see your enthusiasm in writing. I will be happy to contribute. I mostly write short stories (1000 words). Thanks for visiting my blog. Much appreciated.

  6. jackielittletaylorphotos

    I have just started a travel blog trying cover all SE Asia using multiply bloggers. I have found after a couple post they usual stop. I think what your doing is the way to go for me. The guest bloggers. I think I can adapt it to mine. Thank you very much. I have had a photo blog just me to promote my fine art photography. The multi writers has been a problem. thanks again jackie

  7. erikleo

    Would you be interested in my Ten Tips for Writing Poetry which you can see on my blog? Would it have to be something completely new to be a guest post?

  8. geogee

    I am open to entertaining submitting a guest post for The Daily Write ( I Love The Blog). Is there a specific genre or topic you would like for your guest bloggers to pursue? Also I would love to have you guest blog a post for my blog if you would.

  9. Gwen Pegram

    I’m glad you decided to follow me because it help me find you. You have a wonderful blog and I am enjoying the articles. I’ve sent you an email with a topic suggestion because I would love to be a Guest Blogger here. Happy New Years to you

  10. nikkithemuse

    Hi, I emailed you so please keep an eye out for me! It’s my first attempt to guest blog, so forgive anything I do……..inappropriately.

  11. jazzytower

    Wow! This is such a good idea, I like the idea of interaction as well, exposure on both sides so to speak. I must write something and be a part of your guest blog. Also, thank you for stopping by.

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    Thanks for *liking* my post, and leading me to this site. I’ve been after an interactive community-based blog for ages, and this is up my street, where writing / reading / inspirational points are concerned. I’ll definitely drop posts by, and they will hopefully fit the format 🙂

  14. miami

    I can definitely see your skills in the work you write. The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to follow what they believe. Always go after your heart.

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