The Guitar Journal welcomes guest posts! Please follow the guidelines below if you’d like to get your post on TGJ.
- Write a post with strong, useful content. Always ask: ‘How can the reader benefit from this?’
- Write fresh material that hasn’t been published before.
- Use examples and anecdotes to clarify your points.
- Do not violate any copyright laws.
- Send us a pitch only if you are a blogger with your own blog.
- No freelancers or staff-writers, please.
- If your post does not follow the guidelines, you may not receive a response from us.
How to Submit a Post
Please send an email to the Jesse: jesse[at]theguitarjournal[dot]com. Start the Subject line with GUEST POST (in ALL CAPS).
- Tell me briefly who you are.
- State the title of your proposed post.
- Outline the topic with bullet points.
- Include 1 or 2 links to other TGJ articles that you will use to supplement your points.
- Tell us how TGJ readers would benefit from your post.
- Add a couple of links to your best posts.
Once you’ve submitted your post, you’ll receive confirmation of acceptance within 5 business days. After your post proposal is accepted, please send us a word document – attach any images that are part of the post. I may recommend some changes but don’t worry, it’s not a bad thing! I just want to make sure your post is successful. The post may be edited for greater grammar, clarity, organization, etc.
Your Post Must:
- Have an introduction that attracts interest and makes the reader want to read further.
- Use headings, subheadings, bold font for key sentences and bulleted lists so it is easy to read.
- Have a conclusion.
- Have a call to action for readers after the conclusion.
- Be 800 – 1500 words long.
- Be written in a style that fits with The Guitar Journal.
- Have links to at least 2 posts already published on The Guitar Journal.
- Have an author bio at the end (about 40 words). You can link to your blog and a product of yours that is offered free to TGJ readers. Please send us the links and we will add them. A sample author bio is: Jim Guitarteacher is a guitar instructor and blogs at yourblogaddress.com, a blog about hitting your guitar playing goals. Grab his free eBook, Blahdiblah.
- Have a really, really, really great title. You can download a great resource for writing headlines, called “Why Headlines Fail” at Psychotactics.
- Offer links to a few suggested images in your pitch email. A good source of images is: Bigstock.
Make Sure To:
- Carefully edit and proofread your post.
- If your post includes images, send them to us as attachments, indicating where in the text they should be located.
- Be prepared to respond to comments in a timely manner over the next few days.
- Change the font or the font color, or use <span>, or <br> tags.
- Include affiliate links.
- Attach images to the post.
Thanks again for your interest in guest posting. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Note: We retain the copyright of all material published on The Guitar Journal. A guest poster cannot republish their guest post elsewhere; it must remain unique to TGJ.