Guest Post Mini-Contest!

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So over the years I’ve had many gracious offers for guest posts here on Writability, and while I wasn’t ready to open up the blog to guest posts I didn’t specifically request myself, the time has now come! At least, for a week.

The week of the 22nd of June is going to be a rather busy and stressful one for me (but for good reasons!), and so I’m going to be taking a mini-break. Granted, I’ll probably find a way to do bloggerly and writerly work during my mini-break because that’s just how I am, but point is I have THREE open slots for guest posts. And I’m leaving it up to you guys to fill them.

The posts will be up on Monday the 23rd, Wednesday the 25th, and Friday the 27th. I’ll be accepting posts from TODAY to next Friday, the 13th, and I’ll notify those who have been chosen on or by the 18th.

Posts should be about writing, books or publishing. I’ll also accept posts about social media geared to writers (i.e.: my tumblr for writers post). Before you submit, make sure I haven’t already covered the topic you’ve written about (or are thinking you might write about) by checking my directory. As of this post, I’ve written 494 posts, so I’ve covered a lot of ground. :)

Keep in mind! I’m all for taking a subject that might not traditionally be writing-related and show how it could be helpful to writers. Or put a writerly spin on it. Or something.

As for what I’m looking for! I want some fresh voices here on Writability. I have absolutely no idea what I’ll choose, but I will say if you can make me laugh, I will remember you. So.

The three posts I choose will include a mini-bio of the writer (that’s you!) and up to five links of your choosing. Yay! I also expect that you try to answer any comments on your guest post because the community here is fabulous and they deserve to hear from you.

If I don’t get enough entries, I’ll just write up more posts myself. Or if I don’t feel the entries are quite what I’m looking for, I’ll write up posts myself. So really, whether or not this works entirely depends on you guys.

So you’re interested in entering? Awesome!

  • Please use my contact form between now and 11:59PM Friday, June 13 EST to enter a guest post that you have written. Copy and paste the whole post into the message box there. 

  • You may enter up to three posts if you so choose. 

  • Posts should be between 100 and 500 words. 250 is roughly average and anything longer than 500 will probably be rejected. 

  • Please use block formatting (no indents, single space, double space between paragraphs, plain text) to make my life easy when copying and pasting. 

  • I’ll choose my three favorite posts. What makes them my favorite may vary. Be yourself, write something that would work well subject-wise on this blog and voila. 

  • In the event that I get way more entries than I expected, I reserve the right to close the entry period early. Conversely, if I don't get enough entries that I think would fit, I may choose less than three (or none at all). 

Good luck! 

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S.E Dee said...

I'd love to give it a shot!

Ava Jae said...

Awesome! I look forward to seeing your entry (or entries)! :)

Luke Moy said...

If we want to do a book review, should we provide the Goodreads summery, or will you do that? Also, should we enter our entire post in your Message box in your Contact Me form, or email you a seperate document?

Ava Jae said...

Good question! Go ahead and enter the whole post in the message box. I will say as far as reviews go, however, they're the least popular type of post on Writability, so I'm unlikely to choose a review as a guest post.

Ava Jae said...

Yeah, I haven't had the chance to watch The Originals since it's not on Netflix instant yet, so I can't really comment on that (though I am intrigued by the idea of a Klaus/Original family spinoff). But I think you're right about the creators recognizing Klaus's fan base, which I personally think is awesome. :)

Leandra said...

I just might give it a shot! Will have to do some brainstorming though, 'cuz currently, I got nothin'. =)

Ava Jae said...

I hope you do! I look forward to (hopefully) seeing your entry! :)

Lauren said...

Would it be ok to enter an edited post I did on my blog?

Ava Jae said...

I'd prefer original posts, if possible. But...hmm. I suppose if you're okay with it, then it's fine. Just mention that it's an edited post and include a link to the original on your blog.

Lauren said...

The post are my own :). I just though I would revive a post from my archives and see if I could make it better and more helpful.

Ava Jae said...

Okay, then that works. :)

Briana said...

Yay! I'm so excited! :)

Ava Jae said...

Yay! Excitement is good! :D

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