Write a Guest Blog and Get Paid

guest blogging

*Only send your pitch during an OPEN reading period.*

January 1 – March 31: Open ***CLOSED EARLY – INBOX FULL**
April 1 – June 30: Closed
July 1 – September 30: Open
October 1 – December 31: Closed

Guest bloggers on Write Naked receive $50.00. Posts run 450-650 words.

If I am particularly impressed with a contributor they will receive $200.00 in lieu of standard compensation.

If you are interested in writing a blog post for Write Naked, please:

  1. Read the guest contributor guidelines below and send a COMPLETE QUERY with NO attachments. A complete query is not: “Hi, I’d like to write a guest post. Okay?” No, thanks. I provide a successful sample query letter here.
  2. Queries must include:
    1. Your pitch (only one, please)
    2. Why you are the best person to write it (experience/credentials, links to clips)
    3. Information about your platform such as links to social media platforms, info about your newsletter, network, etc. (Please do not tell me to Google you to learn more. I won’t.)
    4. What section the post will fit in. (See list below.)
  3. Send your query to info <at> taralynnegroth <dot> com. If you are reading this during a CLOSED reading period (see schedule above) I will not read your pitch. Only send your pitch during OPEN reading periods. Please send one pitch until you hear a response. Multiple pitches will not be considered. Allow 1-90 days for a response. I respond to ALL pitches that meet these guidelines. Because I personally respond to all queries, I am unable to respond to inquiries about the status of submissions. Please be patient.

Understand I do not accept posts that appear elsewhere online. I only accept legitimate bloggers who write original content. Learn about duplicate content penalties to understand why I only partner with bloggers who respect guidelines and submit original content.

What types of posts are we interested in accepting on Write Naked? 

  • Interviews
    Want to connect with a literary agent? Offer to interview them here. Or interview a freelancer, author or editor. Any figure in publishing is a good interviewee to feature on Write Naked.
  • Publishing Trends
    Notice a particular genre of fiction is hot right now? Are two big publishing houses merging–how will this affect authors? Suggest a post on topics along these lines.
  • Day-in-the-Life of a Writer
    Feature a day in your life that illustrates how varied a writer’s life can be. View a sample here.
  • Writing Essentials
    Do you have insight on copyright you want to share? Did you traditionally publish and then self-publish, or did your article turn into a book? Were you called in for jury duty? Tell me.
  • Behind the Pen
    Did you self-publish and sell 5,000 copies or more of your book? Find a way to save time and bill more as a freelancer? Pitch a tip or three.

Write Naked does not publish pieces featuring:

Mental illness, depression, anxiety, sports, stay-at-home parenting, blatant promotion of you/your book, offensive content.

*Only send your pitch during an OPEN reading period.*