Not only do I have new reading periods to share with you, but I have new rates for Write Naked guest contributors too!
The open reading periods in 2018 are shorter than in the past. There are only two open months in 2018 to pitch your ideas. I plan to have a faster response time during those two months, so you won’t need to wait up to three months to hear back from me.
I have always paid guest contributors on Write Naked. In the early days, the rate was $25 per post. The current rate is $50 per post. All new guest contributors I accept after the next open reading period receive $75 per post. (This means if I accepted your pitch this year and your guest post goes live in January 2018, you are still at the same $50 rate.)
With the new pitch periods and the compensation for guest contributors rising slightly, you can imagine the competition to get a guest spot on Write Naked increases too! If you plan to pitch a post next year, it’s more important than ever before to follow the contributor guidelines and avoid the most common mistakes:
- The biggest mistake people make is sending me a query letter during a closed reading period. I delete every query that arrives in my inbox during a closed reading period.
- The second biggest mistake people make is sending their query letter as an attachment. I do not open attachments. Send the pitch in the body of the email.
- The third biggest mistake is sending me the entire guest post. I only read query letters! If I accept your pitch, then write the post.
The next open query period begins April 1, 2018. I am looking forward to reading your queries then! 😀