2016 READING SCHEDULE:
*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:
- 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.
- Queries will include:
- Your pitch
- Why you’re the best person to write it (experience/credentials, links to clips)
- 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.)
- What section the post will fit in. (See list below.)
- 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?
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.