Hello, there! Thank you for your interest in writing an article for the Fellout Afrikana blog. Please review the following guidelines before submitting your piece for publication:
1-Audience: All guest posts should be tailored towards fiction writers; I do not publish content concerning non-fiction, biography, memoir, etc. at this time.
2-Categories: Guest posts should fall into one of the already existing categories in the site which include Lifestyle, Self-Improvement, Health and others.
3-Length & Content: Articles should fall between 500 – 1,500 words in length, should contain actionable advice or detailed insights, and should be written to a professional standard. You can find examples of guest posts I’ve previously published by clicking here.
4-Author: The author of the post should be a fiction writer or otherwise connected to the fiction writing industry (e.g. editor, writing coach, cover designer). Any experience level is welcome.
5-Purpose: The focus of the article should be to inform or inspire my audience. Any articles stuffed with self-promotion will not be considered, though the occasional link to a helpful article or resource is a-okay.
6-Formatting: Articles featuring lists, headers, bullet points, and/or other engaging formatting are preferred.
7-Availability: Articles should be unique to Fellout Afrikana. They should not be published elsewhere online, though you’re welcome to tease the article on your own site or in your newsletter with a link to the full copy on the Fellout Afrikana blog.
8-Self-Promo: Please include a brief bio with your article that contains a headshot and links to your website, social media, and/or available books, services, or resources. If using an existing wordpress account please update your bio to include your social media links.
Before submitting, please note:
1-I maintain the right to lightly edit your article (i.e. to fix spelling, grammar, sentence structure, formatting) and to choose a post title that I feel best fits my blog and audience.
2-I maintain the right to reject submissions or to request that you revise & resubmit to better tailor the article to my audience. (You maintain the right to refuse, of course!)
3-Depending on the rate at which I receive submissions, I may not be able to publish your article immediately upon acceptance. I will share a proposed publishing date with you before we confirm your submission.
4-By contacting me with your submission, you represent and warrant that your article is your original work and does not contain any objectionable or libelous material.
How to submit an article to Fellout Afrikana:
1-Please write your article in full before submitting. I do not consider pitches at this time, as the quality of many articles I’ve received in the past has not matched the quality of the pitch. If your article follows the guidelines shared above, then I’m likely to accept your submission.
2-To submit, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your article attached or use the onsite submit page click here -Don’t forget to include your contact details below the post for an easy contact or feedback. I’ll review and respond within 3 business days.
3-If I don’t feel your article is a good fit for Fellout Afrikana, then I hold no legal right to publish the material. You’re welcome to submit the article elsewhere or publish it on your own site.
4-If published, I’ll promote your article on Instagram and in the Fellout Afrikana newsletter. Your article will feature on the Fellout Afrikana blog homepage for up to four weeks and will be housed permanently in the blog archives.
Why submit to Fellout Afrikana?
Fellout Afrikana averages 25k page views a month, while the newsletter reaches over 5,500 writers each week. Guest posting is a fantastic opportunity to expand your audience, cross-promote your work, and improve your site’s SEO (yay, backlinks!).
If you have any questions, please reach out at admin@Felloutafrikana.com. Thank you again for your interest in writing for Fellout Afrikana. I’m excited to hear from you soon.