By: Marilyn L. Davis, Editor-in-Chief
Why Do We Want Guest Posts from You?
People struggle every day with their addictions. They feel lost, alone, and uncertain about what they can do about their situation. Often, people think that their circumstances are unique. And to some extent, that’s true.
Your rock bottom, how you maintain your long-term recovery, and your perspectives on some recovery aspects are probably different than mine.
When we write about our recovery, we’ll use language, tones, and styles that are individual to us, and it’s those choices or words, tones, and styles talking about the same topic that will reach more people.
Remember, how something is said is as important as what is said. That’s the benefit of sharing our stories.
General Guest Post Submission Guidelines
Please send your guest post in Word.doc (x) format, no Google Docs, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure your post is well-written. From Addict 2 Advocate expects you to use proper grammar, clarity, style, tone, and punctuation. We ask that you edit for the obvious and then edit again for those pesky mistakes we all make.
If we select your submission, we will do an editorial review. If it does not meet From Addict 2 Advocate standards, but the overall concept is appealing, we may ask you to ‘revise and resubmit your guest post, which is not a rejection of your submission.
Specific Submission Guidelines
- Broad Topics
Addictions, Recovery, Codependency, Spirituality, Stigmas, and Research about addictions and recovery
- Word Count
We ask that articles be 750-1000 original words; however, we will work with authors if they exceed 1500 words. We will also consider a series.
Subheadings should include keywords for your post. There should be approximately 300 words between each subheading to comply with SEO.
- Guest Posts Are Original, Unique, or Updated
We will not consider entire posts published elsewhere for publication, including your website; however, you may add a link within your guest submission if relevant information is in another of your posts. We expect non-plagiarized writing. If you are uncertain about the various forms of plagiarism, click here for a description.
- Guest Posts are “Value-added”
Make sure your guest posts are not just unique but also relevant to the times. Our readers and subscribers want value-added articles that include:
- A “how-to” that clearly defines methods, paths to recovery, and suggestions
- Memoirs that encourage hope to those in early recovery
- Well-written posts that look at the underlying causes and conditions
- Overcoming barriers to recovery
- Frequently Asked Questions about addiction and recovery
- Family perspectives on addiction and recovery
- Proper Citations Where Necessary
Give proper attribution when citing statistics, quotes, or references. Provide an accurate citation in the article and hyperlink to the verifiable source, including photos, images, and art.
- Accompanying Bio
All work submitted needs an accompanying bio and a high-resolution photo of the author (or the best picture you have). We prefer a headshot (JPEG) image; we would like our readers to see you and read your post. However, we would ask that it is not a vacation or family shot.
Please provide links to your website, other writing, or books so our readers can enjoy more of your writing. These links can generate additional exposure, followers, or revenue for you.
- Posts Can Be Withdrawn or Pulled Down
From Addict 2 Advocate maintains the right to reject articles that do not meet the criteria mentioned above. We also have the right to pull down posts if we find that they are false, wrong, or without proper permission (memoir is one example).
- Publication License Agreement
When submitting, you agree to an “Attribution-Non-Commercial-No-Derivatives 4.0 International” license with From Addict 2 Advocate to publish your original articles.
From Addict 2 Advocate may then, in turn, use extracts, quotes, or portions in a later post to refer back to your original article for further exposure. (Links to the post are allowed even if not written by the original writer).
- Sharing on Social Media
When your post is published, please share it on all social media sites, and From Addict 2 Advocate will share it on its social sites.
- Building Community with Your Guest Post
A Final Note: When you’re published on From Addict 2 Advocate, we ask that you be courteous to our readers and respond to their comments (barring an emergency that you cannot help).
All comments are important, and to ignore a reader’s comment (not to include trolls, we’ll weed those out) is an act of arrogance that no one appreciates.
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Please follow the guidelines and send your word.doc(x) article to: email@example.com
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