I receive many e-mails asking how to submit a guest post to #KhabarLive Blog, so I decided to write a post with information and guidelines that I could refer people to in the future.
The ideal length for a post is between 850 and 1,000 words. It must not have been previously published. I don’t consider simultaneous submissions (meaning that the same pitch is pending with another editor at the time you send it to me), but will respond promptly. Here are the steps to take.
Come up with a great idea. It should be within your area of interest or expertise. Write something that you would want to read yourself. These are four possibilities.
- Craft a post based on a book you have written.
- Use your expertise to interpret a recent trend or news event.
- Offer a solution to a common concern or problem.
- Share a personal experience that is likely to interest many other people.
Send me a query. Send me a proposal — not the full article. Keep it brief: a tentative headline; two or three sentences explaining what the article will be about; and one sentence saying why you are qualified to write it.
Based on this proposal I will let you know within three business days whether to submit the article. If you do not hear from me in that time, please assume that I will not be able to publish your submission; you should then feel free to offer it elsewhere. My e-mail is: email@example.com
Write with the reader in mind. Writing for the web is different from writing for print. The best way to organize the piece is to start with a brief set-up that hooks the reader. Then organize the rest in segments (as I’ve done with this article). Assume the reader is busy and has a short attention span. Short paragraphs and headings within the article make it easier to read.
A couple of other tips: avoid throat-clearers or advice that readers will find obvious; use strong examples to support what you say.
Include a brief bio at the top. This means: your name; the name of your company (with a link to your website); and if you’ve written a book relevant to the article, the title of that book with a link to the Amazon page or to your website if the book is available for sale there. If you tweet, please indicate that, and include a link to your Twitter profile page. Do not include puffery — for example, that you are the best career counselor in the world; have been voted a superlawyer; or are a popular keynote speaker.
Submit the completed article. Please don’t send me a rough draft and ask me to critique it or tell you whether you are on the right track. Paste the article into the body of an e-mail, or attach it as a Microsoft word document. Don’t forget to add the relevant images and high resolution photos in jpeg format only.
What happens next. I will acknowledge receipt of your article the same day, and let you know within a week whether it has been accepted for publication. If it is, I reserve the right to edit the article at my discretion, including changes in the text, subheads and headline, to improve readability and maximize web traffic.
#KhabarLive Blog prefer to accept the direct submission through our website or in some cases, you can send through email. We strictly will not accept with any other mode (WhatsApp or Social Media).