Do you have expert advice to offer?
We’re always happy to look at articles that are highly targeted advice and tips for doing, making or fixing something.
Some guidelines to help below, with notes on what you must include when you submit an article:
- There is no deadline. We publish daily and schedule a couple of weeks ahead.
- In terms of format, articles must not have been published or offered elsewhere, and should not be third party advertorial.
- If you wish to have advertising on the site, we do have arrangements for that — just let us know and we will discuss whether your campaign is a relevant fit for our audience. Otherwise any links or text deemed to be advertorial or commercial will be removed in the editing process.
- Articles don’t need to be lengthy — just 600-1000 or so words will often do (but take more if you need them) — and we prefer to have each one be a ‘micro topic’ about one point or aspect, rather than trying to cram a whole ‘big picture’ into a single article.
- Please use as many subheadings, numbered steps or dot points processes as can make your advice more understandable to a lay or amateur DIY audience.
- Please submit your contribution as a Word document, with the details listed below embedded in it.
- We absolutely insist that each contributor article include a paragraph of bio at the end with a link either through to the website or business they own, plus Twitter handle and also links to their most recent book or paper, if applicable, so that readers can find them.
- Note: including promotional links to a business or site you do not own will be considered third party advertorial.
- You should also send a good web size headshot photo (no more than 200kb) when you send the first article, so we can build a personal profile page.
- Submission of an article after we send you these guidelines constitutes acceptance of the guidelines and any editing we undertake to have a submission meet them, and permission for us to retain the published work on www.howtodiyeverything.com