Write a Guest Blog and Get Paid

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

CLOSED – All pitches will be deleted. Stay safe and be well.

January 1 – May 31: Closed
June 1 – June 30: Open
July 1 – December 31: Closed

January 1 – March 31: Closed
April 1 – April 30: Open
May 1 – December 31: Closed

Posts must be 450-650 words. Write Naked guest contributors accepted in 2018 received $75.00 per post. The same rate applies in 2019.

If you are interested in writing a blog post for Write Naked, here are the guidelines:


  1. Send a pitch during a CLOSED reading period. If you are reading this during a CLOSED reading period (see schedule above) I will not read your pitch and it will be deleted.
  2. Send more than 1 pitch before you hear back from me, or “check-in” to confirm receipt. I personally respond to all valid queries within 30 days. I am unable to respond to inquiries about the status of submissions. Please be patient.
  3. Send irrelevant topics. Write Naked does not publish pieces featuring: Mental illness, maternity wear, depression, anxiety, PTSD, sports, pet care, stay-at-home parenting, blatant promotion of you/your book, offensive content.
  4. Send attachments
  5. Call me or snail mail your pitch


  1. Send a COMPLETE QUERY with NO attachments. I provide a successful sample query letter here and all of my successful query letters here. 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.)
  2. Send your query to info <at> taralynnegroth <dot> com

Sections accepting posts:

  • 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.

Extra Things to Keep in Mind

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.