Submissions are now being accepted for the Winter 2020 print and digital editions!
Yeah You! We are always on the lookout for great content! We rely on our network of contributors to inspire and educate our readers by sharing their experiences, perspectives, preferred industry tools and best practices with our audience.
We are open to diverse pieces from every stage of careers. If you have a helpful, interesting, original and well-crafted article, article idea, or series concept, we’d love to learn more. Pitch us your idea using the form at the bottom of the page.
We are always interested in articles that:
Before you submit
Here are a few tips to increase the chances that we will happily publish your work:
Below is some information to keep in mind as you are developing your articles.
Please submit your completed piece to our editorial team by your assigned deadline.
Article Submission: We prefer your article directly embedded into the body of an email. Hyperlink any links and send over any images as attachments (not embedded into your article - this messes with the resolution). Aim for 600-900 words.
Byline At the bottom of your article, include a short, 3-4 line bio. Feel free to include social links and any relevant URLs.
Images You are not required to send photos, but if you have access to great images that support your piece - we’d love them! Photos can be sent as attachments. Include proper credit information for any images in your article submission. For your reference, our featured image size works best with abstract, horizontal images and must be a min. of 1600 pixels wide to work with the site.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org “(DE-FI)ance Magazine" in the subject line. We will handle:
✔ Choosing a featured image
✔Final copy edits/formatting
✔ Social Media/SEO
Choose a Compelling Article Title: Choose a keyword-rich title that inspires interest and action. Aim to be more useful than clever. Think: “What words would someone search for that would make finding my article the perfect fit?”
Questions + Surprise + Numbers + Adjective + Target Keyword + Rationale + Promise + Curiosity gap
We are excited to share your experiences and expertise with our audience and want your individual personalities and voices to shine!
Hit a Home Run by doing the following:
1. Don’t try to do too much in a single blog post
2. Use your introduction to set the stage for the rest of your article
3. Storytelling creates a connection
4. Reference other expert articles
5. Invite colleagues to weigh in with their opinions
6. Use the power of 3 - 3 examples, 3 quotes, 3 sections, 3 adjectives
7. Include actionable takeaways that the reader can implement immediately
8. Don’t leave the reader hanging - include a conclusion that wraps up your main points and leaves them with a challenge
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