HWGVoices Submission Guidelines

HWGVoices

HOUSTON WRITERS GUILD ANNOUNCES:

ONGOING CALL FOR BLOG POST SUBMISSIONS

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: HWGVoices on The Writing Craft

FOR ON-LINE PUBLICATION IN HWGVOICES BLOG

TOPIC: THE WRITING CRAFT

  1. First, you must be a current Houston Writers Guild member in good standing.
  2. Entries must explore a specific topic related to the writing craft.
  3. Generally, posts should be between 300 and 800 words.
  4. The header of the submission should include your name and contact information, your topic key term, word count, and date.  This information will be removed if your post is considered for HWGPress publication.
  5. Submissions must be double spaced and line numbered (for editing). Use 12 point Arial font.
  6. Include a short bio (less than 100 words). You may mention and include a link to any published works currently available. This may include books, anthologies or other works for sale or soon to be released. You may also note e-zines and other virtual (on-line) stories, articles or writings that are currently available. We encourage you to utilize this avenue to promote your personal work, and discourage marketing language within your HWGVoices post on the craft of writing.
  7. Graphics are encouraged. The graphic should be 1024 x 379 pixels and use .jpg formatting. Please send only original graphics or photos, or attachments that are in the public domain. Otherwise, guidelines require that any graphics include citations and consent from the copyright owner(s). Please clearly note the copyright status with any attached graphic.
  8. Email your cover page, blog post submission and bio to: HWGVoices@houstonwritersguild.org

PLEASE NOTE, SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION IN THE HWGVoices BLOG.

 

IF YOUR SUBMISSION IS CHOSEN FOR PUBLICATION IN HWGVoices:

  1. Houston Writers Guild will notify prospective blog-post authors in a timely manner, that their post is being considered for publication in HWGVoices Blog. This is a continuing series that calls for multiple submissions throughout the “Craft” blog post campaign. There is no submission deadline for this topic, and you may submit multiple entries.
  2. The author will have the opportunity to edit the post with a certified Search Engine Optimization Specialist (SEO). The SEO editor will work with the author to prepare the post for on-line publication, and ensure a timely turn-around of the post.
  3. Once the search engine optimization changes have been completed and agreed upon by all parties, your post will be scheduled for publication in HWGVoices Blog. HWG member Craft Posts will be posted on a dedicated cycle. Houston Writers Guild will notify you of the date the post will appear on-line.
  4. A certificate for a free HWG workshop will be mailed to you upon acceptance of the edited and optimized blog-post, good for one year after the publication of your post.
  5. Houston Writers Guild will provide social media marketing to make sure your post is seen and easily accessible. HWG encourages you to also utilize your personal social media and website network, for even more exposure.
  6. In addition, a standard agreement will define the copyright and publishing terms between the contributing author and Houston Writers Guild. The agreement will ensure retention of copyrights by the original authors, while granting certain non-exclusive publishing rights to Houston Writers Guild, a 501 c (6) non-profit organization.

SUBMIT YOUR BLOG POSTS ON THE CRAFT OF WRITING TODAY: HWGVoices@Houstonwritersguild.org

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