Guest Post Submission

 

Are you a local mom with something to say? A funny story to share, a local business* to rave about? We welcome submissions for guest posts!

We so appreciate you taking the time to contribute your thoughts, experience, and inspiration to the Duluth Moms Blog readers!  Before you begin typing away, please read the following guidelines, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

  • Think LOCAL: We love to keep all of our content relevant to Duluth and the surrounding area…or at least within driving distance for day trips and outings.  Blog posts can feature places to go and things to do while more general topics {feeding, potty training, homework, DIY…} can be given a local twist simply because they are written by a local mom – YOU!
  • Think MOMS: It may sound obvious, but DMB’s target audience is made up of moms, so it only makes sense that our content should remain under the broad category of parenting writing, within which you have a ton of subtopics to choose from – the experience of being a mom, stages and phases of development, tips and tricks, home management strategies specific to moms, and of course, all the locally-focused ideas mentioned earlier.  At the end of the day though, we are all moms just trying to make our lives a little bit more enjoyable.  If you have an idea that interests you and your friends, then our readers would probably love to read about it too!
  • Think CONNECTIONS: We encourage you to think critically about ways to engage your audience.  Try to include clever and catchy post titles that draw people in or spark curiosity, and give your readers a reason to comment by asking questions – ‘So tell me, what is the most awful potty training experience you have ever encountered?’
  • Most Importantly: Write what you love, and love what you write!

Also, please take care with these important guidelines…

  • By submitting your post below, you agree that your post is completely original and has not posted anywhere else on the Internet. Additionally, you agree not to publish the post anywhere else {your own blog or as a guest post on other websites} in the future. You can certainly link back to it with up to five sentences – for instance, ‘Today I am over at DMB posting about XYZ.’ … but the full content should remain exclusive to DuluthMomsBlog.com.
  • Kinda obvious, but we have to say it…content should be free from the following – profanity, sexual language, political endorsement of a party or candidate, political commentary, op-ed commentary on controversial social and/or political issues, and derogatory or inflammatory language.
  • Please submit at least one photo with your post, keeping copyright guidelines in mind when doing so. If you submit photos that do not belong to you must also include the written permission to use them or the stock photo source from which you received it.
  • Also, it is VERY important that you confirm your submission has gone through before closing out of this page.  Once you click ‘SUBMIT’, the page will refresh and you will get a confirmation notice if all information has been entered properly.
  • And last, but certainly not least – after your post is live, we would love for you to share it via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, carrier pigeon, and everywhere else you can think of!

To be considered for a guest post, please fill out the following form:

  • Submit at least two (2) writing samples.

    Links to your personal blog count, but please link to specific posts (those that show off your writing chops) rather than the home page.

    OR you may submit a complete, original blog post (writing samples not required if submitting a completed piece). You can request our Guest Post Guidelines for further assistance. Please follow the guidelines carefully if submitting a completed piece; it will increase your chances of getting published.

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    We know that everyone doesn't have professional headshots, so we welcome any self portraits to accompany your bio - ie, a cropped family picture, or any other picture you might have
    By checking this box, you agree to our guidelines and that you have read our guest blogger policies, including our content exclusivity.