Write an Article For Us – Guest Writers and Guest Bloggers Wanted!
In order to ensure the content on this website remains varied and useful for our readers, we invite bloggers and other writers to submit guest posts / articles related to health, nutrition, green living, sports, allergies, cooking, and gardening. All guest authors contribute on a voluntary basis and are not paid for their guest posts. If your guest post is accepted and published on HealWithFood.org, you can benefit from the following:
- You will have an opportunity to share your knowledge and thoughts, and your writing and name are promoted to the health and nutrition oriented HealWithFood.org audience. If you are planning to become a professional writer, this can be a great way to get started and create a portfolio.
- You may include a short bio at the bottom of your article, including an active link to your blog or website. Readers click on your link to learn more about you and what you have to offer, and your site benefits from targeted traffic. The active link in the author bio can also enhance your site's search engine rankings.
If you are interested in writing content for HealWithFood.org, please read through and comply with the following guest posting guidelines. If you follow these rules, you'll have a good chance of getting your article up on HealWithFood.org. Note: As HealWithFood.org reserves the right to revise the guest posting terms and conditions outlined on this page at any time, it is important that you review these terms and conditions regularly. By continuing to submit guest articles you agree to all such terms and conditions as amended from time to time.
Guest Posting Guidelines
1. Write Original Content
Your article must be fresh and 100% original content, meaning that it must be free of any duplicate content, including "spun content" (which refers to re-arranging/re-writing articles to appear unique or original), and it must follow copyright laws and best practice guidelines. It is also essential that the article has not been and will not be published anywhere else, including your own website.
2. Submit Well-Written Content
Your article must have a clear structure (including subheadings, where appropriate), and it must read well. Articles that are not concise cannot be published.
3. Format Your Article in HTML
Please format your guest post using HTML markup. Use h2 tags for subheadings and <p> tags for paragraphs.
4. Don't Write A Generic Article
We look for savvy content rather than articles that state the obvious. Please do not submit an article that only offers a basic overview or introduction to a topic and that lacks solid, in-depth content. Furthermore, if you are writing about solutions to a specific health problem, do not try to cover all the possible solutions; instead, focus on one solution and write all you know about it! For example, a guest article titled "The Best Natural Solutions for Combatting Asthma" would have a very low likelihood of being published, but an in-depth article entitled "Why Apples Are Good for Asthma" backed by solid evidence would have a good chance of being accepted.
5. Choose a Relevant Topic
Your article should fall into one of the topic categories listed below. Please also make sure your subject doesn't match a former article published on HealWithFood.org. Furthermore, an article that directly advertises your or your client's products or services will be rejected.
- An article discussing the impact of a specific dietary habit or nutrient on longevity (you should have some scientific backing for your claims and you should mention the names of the research studies/papers that support your claims). Rather than covering several dietary habits or nutrients, focus on just one and write all you know about it.
- Hormones & women's health
- Your experience with a specific diet (e.g. GI Diet, Atkins, etc) or with a specific dietary modification (e.g. elimination of wheat or dairy from the diet, switch to organic food) – no promotion of a product you sell!
- A news article discussing a recent study related to a specific antioxidant, bioflavonoid, vitamin, mineral, diet, or food
- Research on food timing
- An article discussing interesting research on the efficacy of natural food (versus supplements)
- An article discussing a specific natural/alternative solution to a disease or condition covered on HealWithFood.org (see footer of this page for an overview of health problems currently covered). Rather than writing about a nutrition related solution, write about another natural/alternative solution.
- A focused article covering a specific topic that is relevant to people with food allergies
- A focused article covering a specific topic that is relevant to people interested in eco-friendly eating
- Health benefits of a food not yet listed here (the health claims must be supported by scientific research studies cited in your article)
6. Send a Guest Post Inquiry (Optional)
By writing on a topic listed above guest authors usually increase their chances of getting their articles published on HealWithFood.org. However, it might be that you have another topic in mind that you believe could resonate well with the readers of this website. In that case, you're welcome to submit your idea before writing your article. Email your idea (title and outline) to info at healwithfood dot org and write "Guest Post Inquiry" in the subject line. Please also include the URL of the website you would like to link to in your author bio as well as examples of your previous work published online (include links). Please note that general articles about healthy eating or articles that list the best (or worst) foods for a specific condition will not be considered.
7. Keep in Mind the Length Requirements
Your article should be 500-1500 words long (excluding the author bio). Long, in-depth articles are generally preferred, but in the end, quality is the most important factor.
8. Include an Author Bio
All guest authors contribute on a voluntary basis and are not paid for their guest posts. In return for their articles, guest authors can place a short author bio (30-50 words) including one link to a website/blog. The bio will be displayed at the end of the article. Please note that your author bio can only link to a website/blog that is related to food, health, cooking, nutrition, gardening, sports, green living, or another theme that is closely related to HealWithFood.org.
9. Proofread Your Article
Your article must be written in clear English, with appropriate use of grammar and spelling. Articles peppered with grammatical errors will be rejected.
10. Submit Your Article by Email
If your article meets all the guest posting guidelines outlined above, you can submit it by email to info at healwithfood dot org. The subject line of your email should be "Guest Post Submission". By using this subject line you will show that you have read the guest blogging guidelines on this page, thereby increasing your chances of getting a fast response. When you email the article, please be sure to include the author bio and a link to your blog/website.
11. Publishing Rights
By submitting your article you give HealWithFood.org the right to use the article wherever we please, with attribution to you at all times. HealWithFood.org also reserves the right to remove a guest article at any time for any reason.
12. Modifications by the Editor
HealWithFood.org reserves the right to make edits to the article as needed (e.g. reworking titles or openings for clarity or for SEO purposes).
13. Possible Declining by the Editor
HealWithFood.org is not able to publish all articles it receives from guest authors. If you don't get a reply within 10 days of your submission, we are not able to use your post. A guest post may be declined, for example, because of a lack of relevance to our readers, similarity to other posts published on HealWithFood.org, or a failure to comply with the guest posting guidelines outlined on this page. Unfortunately, we may not have time to explain why we couldn't use your post. Declining a guest post proposal is not a personal rejection, and we encourage you to submit your article elsewhere if we cannot publish it.
14. Promote Your Article
It is common courtesy for guest bloggers to promote their guest posts via social media — such as Facebook and Twitter — or by placing a link on their own blogs. If your article is accepted and published on HealWithFood.org, please promote it to your own readers and social networks.