A Newbie’s Guide to Writing for the Huffington Post

In Tips & Tricks by Page Barnes | | 2 Comments

Originally published on Your Mom's Guide to Life

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about becoming a contributor to HuffPo, so I decided to write this guide that I hope will help others. A few disclaimers First, I am new to HuffPo. I can only write about my personal experience and what I have gleaned from reading about the experiences of others, so your results may vary. Second, in 2015, HuffPo changed its contributor platform. I’m on the new platform, but I’ve tried to educate myself about the legacy/old platform. There are some important differences between the new platform and the legacy platform.  I’ll explain those … Read More

After My Modern Love Rejection

In Writing Inspiration by Melissa Uchiyama | | 4 Comments

Originally published on Medium

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Is it okay if I paste this here? You know, for posterity, as if it were taped to my high school locker? Dear Melissa Uchiyama, Thank you for sending your writing to Modern Love. Although I don’t find your essay right for our needs, I’m grateful for the opportunity to consider it. I regret that the volume of submissions we receive makes it impractical for me to offer editorial feedback. Best wishes, Daniel Jones, Modern Love editor It’s here, proof that I jumped into my own deep end, that I know how to press “send”. This is the form rejection … Read More

How A Non-Human Leveled Up My Writing

In Tips & Tricks by Susan Maccarelli | | 2 Comments

How A Non-Human Leveled Up My Writing

Some of the links on this site are affiliate links for products/services we think may be of interest to our readers. Beyond Your Blog is a participant in the ProWritingAid Program as well as other affiliate programs. Our full disclosure policy can be found here. Letting a computer program suggest non-spelling-related edits to my writing has never been something I have taken seriously. Much like Groundhog Day it seemed like a cute idea that would yield very little useable information. I was recently approached by the makers of an editing tool to try out their product and become an affiliate. Instead of trashing … Read More

11 Best Practice Tips for Bloggers: Transparency & Decorum

In Tips & Tricks by Renée Picard | | 3 Comments

Originally published on Medium

11 Best Practice Tips for Bloggers: Transparency & Decorum

As a writer and editor, I have read and worked with a lot of online content. I’ve (constructively) rejected a lot, and I’ve published a lot of things that I love and don’t love. I have worked with both new writers and ones that have way more experience than myself. I love being an editor; it’s challenging, rewarding and I’m constantly learning something new. And it’s about a lot more than just learning how to use a semi-colon or where to break a paragraph. This list is based on my experiences with the other side of editing — the part that has … Read More

Editor Q&A with Authors Publish

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Editor Q&A with Authors Publish

Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner, Authors Publish Editor, Caitlin Jans. Caitlin tells us about writing for her publication, the pitches and topics that get her interest. payment details and more! Q: Can you tell us about Authors Publish and the content you publish? A: Authors Publish is a weekly magazine that publishes one review of a literary journal, one review of a manuscript publisher that accepts unsolicited submissions, and one general interest article on writing, publishing, or promoting, once a week. We also publish the occasional special issue entirely focused on one aspect of writing and publishing, as well as a … Read More

An interview with Good Housekeeping’s Carla Levy

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An interview with Good Housekeeping’s Carla Levy

In this article, contributor and friend to BYB, Amy Paturel, interviews her editor at Good Housekeeping, Carla Levy. Q: Many writers reading this interview will be familiar with Good Housekeeping, but tell us a little bit about the publication and your background there. A: I think people view Good Housekeeping as an old-fashioned magazine that’s stuck in another generation. I recommend people pick it up and give it a read because I think they’ll be surprised. I came on board from Condé Nast a little over two years ago and I would put our content, our photography and the job … Read More

Editor Q&A with Upworthy

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Editor Interview With Upworthy Editor Jenni Gritters

**Note: As of 2017, Jenni is no longer with Upworthy, however, the information RE: writing submissions in this article is current as of publication and will provide some great tips for those of you looking to submit** Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner, Upworthy Editor, Jenni Gritters. Jenni tells us about starting the freelance program at Upworthy, the recipe for the pieces they publish, why images are so important to their content, the types of pitches she wants to see more of, payment and bonuses for writers and more! Q: Let’s start with a primer on Upworthy for those who are new … Read More

These 5 Sites With Huge Audiences Will Publish Your Writing Quickly (or Instantly!)

In Lists and Round Ups, Tips & Tricks by Susan Maccarelli | | 3 Comments

These 5 Sites With Huge Audiences Will Publish Your Writing Quickly (or Instantly!)

8 months ago Olga Mecking wrote an article for Beyond Your Blog about 6 websites you could publish on immediately without editorial approval needed. Because this article was very popular among our readers, we decided to focus on even more sites that allow you to create an account and post work with little or no editorial delays. Here are five of them! Mogul reaching 18 million women worldwide “Mogul is an award-winning platform that enables women worldwide to connect, share information, and access knowledge from each other.” Posts that do well on this platform include “honest experiences about life, career, relationships, gender … Read More

Authors discuss if blogging is real writing and my head explodes

In Writing Inspiration by Kate Mayer | | 14 Comments

Originally Published On Kathryn Mayer - Writing Out Loud

Authors discuss if blogging is real writing and my head explodes

Twice, (okay, maybe three or four times) recently I have been insulted to the level of despair, which is in part, why I got my blogging ass to a BinderCon NYC (a serious writing conference for women and non-males), and why I committed to doing #NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) to post one blog a day for 30 days of November (this is #5). Here’s how one such insult went down. At a small local writers panel of published authors in a local library, the question arose what was the difference between a writer and an author. The panelists concluded … Read More

Editor Q&A with Femme Feminism

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Editor Q&A with Femme Feminism

Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Editor-in-Chief of Femme Feminism, Dena Landon. Dena tells us about the unique feminist take of her new publication, the content she loves to publish, payment and more! Q: Tell us about Femme Feminism and why you started it. A: The idea for Femme Feminism came to me in March of 2016, when a girlfriend came over to my place for a glass of wine after my son had gone to sleep. After sitting down on my couch my friend commented in surprise to see issues of Allure mixed in with The Economist under my coffee table. … Read More