This week, I’m posting something a little different.
I’m not going to be giving advice or sharing my experience as a freelance writer or small business owner.
Instead, I’m interested in what you have to say, share, and teach.
That’s right, folks: I’m issuing my first call for guest posts to be published here on Katharine Writes.
As my husband and I prepare to welcome our first child this fall, I’m also preparing to take maternity leave. And I’m looking for 4-6 guest posts to publish while I take that time off. (Though not really off off, as I’m sure anyone with a baby will tell you!)
What I’m Looking For
I’m interested in guest posts that fit the audience of this website: small business owners, freelancers, and entrepreneurs who are using the online space to build and grow their business. (If you’re not sure what I publish here, take a look back through the archives.)
I’m looking for helpful, actionable advice based on your experience of what does and doesn’t work. I’m looking for something substantial — anything under 800 words probably doesn’t have enough substance to really help out my readers. I’m looking for good grammar, well-used headings, and a personal tone.
And I’m looking for a variety of perspectives. You don’t have to be a professional writer to submit a guest post — but you do have to write well! If you’re a small business owner with experience to share, I want to hear from you too!
I’m not looking for: how to be a freelance writer, how to open a bakery (or anything else about how to get started in a specific niche); how to make $100k in six months (real advice, please); plagiarism (all-original is a must); generic advice (there should be a concrete take away or action steps for every post).
How to Submit a Guest Post for Katharine Writes
If you’re interested in guest posting for Katharine Writes, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that contains:
- a brief introduction to who you are and why you have something to share (if I already know you or we’ve worked together, you can skip this part)
- a proposed headline and description of your main points (you can suggest more than one, but please no more than three)
- links to 1-3 writing samples that you’ve written online (this could be your own blog, your business blog, or somewhere else you’ve guest posted)
- a subject line that says “KW Guest Post Query”
If I think your proposed idea is a good fit, I’ll let you know and we’ll start discussing specifics! If I like your writing and think you’ve got something interesting to say, but your idea isn’t quite right for my audience, I may ask you to send another idea.
Guest posts will be published starting in mid-September; if you’re interested in writing one, please contact me by August 15th!
I’m looking forward to seeing all your great proposals!