I sort of stole this idea from Nathan Bransford but he’s a pretty cool guy so I don’t think he’ll mind. (Think of it as flattery, Nathan.)
You’ve no doubt noticed that I often use guest bloggers, usually on Thursdays. I typically get the guest posts from amongst my clients and other friends in the industry. But today, for the very first time…
I am taking auditions for guest posts from YOU, my faithful blog readers.
I need about ten guest posts from readers to provide me with one per week for the rest of this year. (I already have some lined up from clients.) So the “prize” for this challenge is getting your post on my blog. Maybe not a huge prize, but hey, I’m getting more than 10,000 page loads per week so it’s not bad exposure for you.
Here’s how it will work:
→ In the comments to THIS POST, pitch me your guest post idea.
→ Do NOT email me your pitch.
→ Do NOT write your whole post.
→ I want a pitch in no more than 100 words.
→ Remember that a good pitch can include a note about your special qualifications to write about your topic (always true when pitching non-fiction).
→ Auditions will remain open for ONE WEEK, closing 11:59 pm ET on Friday, September 4th.
→ Once all the pitches are in, I’ll choose ten of them to become guest bloggers sometime from September to December.
→ If yours is chosen, you will write a post between 500 and 800 words, and you will provide me with a 1-2 sentence bio, links to your own websites/blogs, and a photo of yourself.
→ I will determine the date your post will appear on the blog.
→ I reserve the right to edit your final post and/or reject it should it not meet my expectations based on your original pitch. (Get used to that kind of contractual language!)
→ If you have a question, leave it in the comments.
Important: I’ve giving you 100 words, right? It’s in your best interest to use them up. Besides pitching me a topic I like, you also have to show me that you can write. (This is good practice for writing a query.)
Sharpen those pencils and get to work!