*Only send your pitch during an OPEN reading period.*
Look here for next year’s dates by mid-December 2019!
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Send attachments
- Call me or snail mail your pitch
- 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:
- Your pitch (only one, please)
- Why you are the best person to write it (experience/credentials, links to clips)
- 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.)
- Send your query to info <at> taralynnegroth <dot> com
Sections accepting posts:
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.