Magazine Submission Guidelines
We believe our readers deserve to read high-value, insightful, and engaging articles in our magazine. In order to maintain our standards, we’ve established the following criteria for accepting article submission for publication.
Please read all the guidelines before completing the submission form at the bottom of the page.
MAGAZINE SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
In order for your article to be considered for publication, the answer to the following questions must be “Yes.”
- Is the submission a complete article containing at least 700 words but no more than 1200 words? (Check this by using the Word Count feature in Google Docs or MS Word)
- Does the topic of the article fit into one of these categories?
- Spirituality & Mindset
- Energy & Awareness
- Visibility & Branding
- Relationships & Connections
- Business Strategies
- Health & Body
If any answers to the above questions are “no,” the article will not be accepted and you will be notified of the reason. You are welcome to correct the problem and resubmit the article.
More Information about the Submission Criteria
Verifying the Word Count
It is easy to check your word count in both Google Docs and MS Word. In Google Docs, select Tools > Word Count. In Word, select Review > Word Count. Articles must be in between 700 and 1200 words in length.
Our magazine’s categories are Spirituality & Mindset, Energy & Awareness, Visibility & Branding, Relationships & Connections, Business Strategies, Health & Body, and Community. We feature articles that are written for female entrepreneurs who are looking for support and strategies for their lives and businesses.
We feature original ideas and fresh, unique perspectives, not the same thing we’ve heard over and over again. Before you write your article, search our site for similar articles and topics to make sure we haven’t already published something like it.
Make sure your article is well researched and includes links to at least two credible sources to back up the arguments you make. This gives your points more credibility because they are backed up by other experts. Be sure to link the sources yourself in your article and not type the URL in parentheses next to the source and expect us to link them. Just highlight the text you use to cite the source and insert the link.
Make it Personal
Personal stories not only make an article more interesting to read, but they also add to your credibility and give you the opportunity to showcase your expertise. After all, this is a magazine article, not a research paper.
Make it Actionable
Including actionable takeaways or tips gives your article another layer of value that education alone cannot. The takeaways can be things like a series of tips, things to do/things to avoid, lessons you learned that the reader can also learn from, etc. The key is to make them obvious to the reader so they know these points are where they can take action.
Educate & Inspire
We publish articles that are aimed to educate and inspire the reader. Whereas you are welcome to mention your business and/or expertise to establish your topic and credibility, articles that include too much self-promotion by the author will not be published. Talking about your business in the context of an example or story is acceptable. Making pitches, using affiliate links, or mentioning your products/services in a way that doesn’t support the topic of your article is not acceptable.
The title of your article should not only describe what the article is about, but it should grab the reader’s attention and be intriguing enough for them to want to read more. It is also important for them to contain words that people would use in a search to find information about the topic you are discussing in the article. And, the title shouldn’t be too long. Straight-forward titles that are 5-7 words long are usually more effective than overly witty titles.
The use of headings is important for two reasons. 1) it is easier for people to read an article with headings and subheadings. 2) Google likes pages that use headings and subheadings, therefore, increasing its search rank. The post title should be Heading 1. Section heading should be Heading 2, and supporting points under each section should be Heading 3.
Be sure to use the “Styles” function in Google Docs and MS Word to select the right headings. Changing the font size or using bold will not distinguish them as official headings that Google will recognize.
Spelling & Grammar
Before submitting, run Spell Check on your Google Doc or MS Word Doc. For Google Docs, select Tools > Spelling. For MS Word, select Tools > Check Document. If you have is set to auto-spellcheck, be sure to review it and correct any errors before you submit.
In addition to Spell Check, you must also grammar check your article. If you have MS Word, Check Document also checks the grammar. For Google Doc, you can use Grammarly, which is a free Chrome Extension you can download that not only works on Google Docs but everywhere you type on your browser.