How to Submit Guest Posts
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your subject line should say: PITCH COLLEGE MATE: [insert working title here].
- Tell us a little about yourself and include a bio of 50 words or less to be included with your post, if accepted. You can include links to social media accounts; and mention your pet projects and blogs you run. Remaining anonymous is also an option.
Please note: we only link back to social media accounts in the bio. If you wish to include a link to a company, non-personal blog etc., please see our company’s sponsored posts page for rates.
- Tell us about the story, idea, or article you would like to contribute.
- If you intend to write the article yourself, please include two writing samples.
- You don’t need to wait for a response to pitch another idea, but please do not include more than one idea per email.
What to Expect
- Not all submissions will be accepted, but you can expect a response in about 72 hours.
- If we reject your offer, feel free to pitch us something else.
- Unfortunately, College Mate is brand spanking new and has not yet built up enough reserves to pay college writers, but we hope to change that soon.
- The good news is that we will promote your post on our Facebook page, and often share them on our partners’ as well, if the content matches their content management plan.
- We also re-blog posts on partners’ websites from time to time, if the content you provide is compatible with their needs. This exposes writers to a larger audience.
General Criteria for Submitted Articles
- TONE: A conversational tone between colleagues – not to be confused with the conversational tone one would use with friends.
- Headers to organize information into blocks of knowledge, or a series of events.
- Smaller paragraphs to break text into more easily digestible chunks.
- WRITING STYLE: Articles are either a prose/story, or advice – never both.