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Guest Blogging Opportunity

*Only send your pitch during OPEN reading periods.*

January 1 – March 31: Open
April 1 – June 30: Closed
July 1 – September 30: Open
October 1 – December 31: Closed

Guest blogging is a great way to bring exposure to your blog, book, or writing career.

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?” I get those. No, thanks. I provide you a successful sample query letter here.
  2. Queries will include:
    1. Your pitch
    2. Why you’re the best person to write it (experience/credentials, links to clips)
    3. Mandatory: 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 queries 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.

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 talk to an agent? Offer to interview them here. Freelancers, authors, editors, any figures in publishing are perfect interviewees 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. Profile a writers conference if you like!
  • 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 us how you responded to these possibilities.
  • Behind the Pen
    Did you self-publish and sell 5,000 copies or more of your book? Get rejected and then gain tens of thousands of readers? Throw us a tip or five.