Writer guidelines

Pitching and article tips before you write

 
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So you want to write for The Sow Collective?

Thank you for considering sharing your knowledge on The Sow Collective platform -- we can't wait to see your work and spread the word about your expertise. Before you pitch or send a draft please review these guidelines to best ensure your work is seen.

 

Pitches:

Unless otherwise instructed, all emailed pitches should have a subject line that begins with "PITCH:" followed by your expertise and idea. The proposed article should be original and not posted elsewhere. 

  • An example subject line would be: "PITCH: Facebook ad expert with tips on how to leverage your page reach". This helps us match your ideas based on our content calendar.
  • Bylines: We do not accept promotional pitches nor promotional links within articles. All articles are accompanied by a byline in which the author may supply a related promo backlink.

Submissions:

If your pitch has been accepted, please prepare to submit your draft within 14 days of assignment.  We fully expect your work to be original and will check before publishing. All articles should meet the following guidelines:

  • Word Count: Minimum 450 words unless otherwise noted.
  • Voice & Language: The Sow Collective delivers resourceful information to entrepreneurs in a casual yet technical voice. Please use American English and the Oxford comma in your work.
  • Links: Articles should include high-quality links. To determine a link's spam score, refer to Moz Open Site Explorer
 

While we try our best to acknowledge every pitch, if you haven't heard from us in 2 weeks, please feel free to pitch elsewhere.