Guest Posts and Submissions

This is your chance to use my space to share what’s in your heart.  I would love to have you write a guest post for me!  If you like what you read here and want to add your own, that would be fantastic.  Please read through the guidelines; if this looks like a good fit for you, click on the contact form link and I’ll email you back.

What am I looking for?

Things I write about:

  • The intersection of faith and the following: social justice; women in the church; feminism; gender identity; and being an LGBTQI ally
  • Parenting
  • Writing
  • Music
  • Cheesy romance with a side order of humor.  I like stories that upend tropes, banish stereotypes, and rock our preconceived notions about love. 

If any of that’s your thing too, hop on board.  If you want to write about something else, send me a message and we’ll chat about how to fit it in.

What are the guidelines?

Keep it real. Don’t write what you think people want to hear, write what’s in your heart.

Keep it kind. I’m open to angry rants; no one has to “play nice” here.  Just don’t resort to personal attacks or name-calling.

Keep it short. Try to stick to 500-750 words for non-fiction or under 2000 words for fiction.  Shorter or longer can be okay if what you have to say is meaningful; we’ll negotiate.  If it’s really long, let’s make it a series.

Keep it fresh. If you’re writing a general blog post, I don’t want the umpteenth post on whatever the trending topic is unless you have something brand new to say about it.  When it comes to fiction, I don’t do stories that repackage old tropes.  Want to write a Cinderella story?  Excellent–but do something original with it that doesn’t rehash the theme of women in need of rescue.

Keep it yours. Something new (not published on your own blog) and something you own (not someone else’s words).

What should you include?

Your bio. This should be 1-2 sentences about yourself.  It doesn’t need to include personal information if you’d like to remain anonymous.  You may include an avatar or small photo of yourself.

A picture. This should be an image that fits with your post’s theme.  You can email it to me or provide a link.  If you email it, I will upload it onto my own picture-hosting site, so you probably won’t want to use anything personal.  Please be sure to include photo credit if you don’t own it.  I only accept pictures that are in the public domain due to copyright issues.  If you really don’t have anything you want to use, let me know and I’ll choose an image.

Anything else you want me to know.  Within reason, I’m open to your suggestions.  If you’d like the post to go up on a particular day or time, let me know.  I can honor most requests.

How do we make it happen?

If you’ve read all that and still want to write a post or a story, then let’s do this!  Use the contact form at the top of the blog to let me know what you have in mind.  Once your post is up, I’ll email you to let you know so you can post it to everyone in your network.  Unless you tell me otherwise, I’m going to promote the heck out of it as well.

Thanks for reading and writing, friends!

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