Please read through all the guidelines to learn how to submit a piece that has a better chance of acceptance.
Craft Your Content’s mission is twofold: to help our clients become excellent writers, and to help them do so while retaining their unique voice and vision.
But we need writers to do that.
Writing for Craft Your Content is a great way to gain experience and reach over 10K new readers per month. Our work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and The Huffington Post, among others, and our clients have gone on to publish top-charting books and viral blog posts themselves.
That’s major credibility.
Not only that, but our editorial team will also be there to help you along the way, so you aren’t flying solo! As one guest poster recently noted on our Trello boards:
Your suggestions make a lot of sense! Changes made. Very cool. This is my first time submitting to CYC, and I like that your editorial team is helping me work on craft at the same time as my piece is about working on craft. Ha! Love it.
Writing guest blog posts for us will provide you the invaluable experience of being published, without the thoughtless (and, quite frankly, heart-wrenching) rejection letters.
Additionally, we pay $75-150 per article, depending on the length/topic/quality.
Writing for CYC isn’t like writing for snooty, academic types. Our content encourages dialogue between the writers and their readers. Over the years, we’ve compiled a list of characteristics that make for a great blogger. While you’re writing, keep these guidelines in mind:
We're looking for pieces that speak to our audience.
And who are they, you may ask?
As such, we do not accept most pitches with a content marketing or freelancing focus. Those pieces absolutely have worth and interest, but fit better on other sites and with other publications.
If you can follow these guidelines, you’re on the write (see what I did there?) path to getting published.
While we fully acknowledge that we are a collective in the business of marketing (and, more importantly, helping to improve) content, we do not accept articles focused on freelancing, or on online or content marketing . If you are going to pitch a piece related to either of these topics, please make sure it has a very unique and quality-focused take.
Now you’ve learned the know-how’s and no! don’t!’s of writing guest posts for CYC. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have about the process. (We are unable to accept unsolicited submissions, and we WILL NOT advise on topics, via email. You will be directed back to the request form on this page.)
~ The Craft Your Content Team