Guest Posting for Seedbed
If you would like to submit a guest post for Seedbed we ask you to carefully review the following guidelines.
- The content must be original to you. It cannot be published anywhere else, online or in print.
- Your post should be in the range of 500 to 1000 words.
- Please include the contents of the post in the body of the email. Please also attach the contents in .DOC format. Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please send a brief biographical sketch for inclusion at the end of the article. You may include pre-formatted links to your own website or blog and a link to your twitter username.
- Please include the size of your readership: number of blog readers, Facebook friends, fans, Twitter Followers and number of circles you inhabit on Google +.
- Seedbed reserves the right to edit the piece though any substantive edits will be sent for your approval prior to publication.
The turn around for article submissions is sometimes several weeks. If we choose not to use your submission, you of course are free to use it as you see best. It will not be feasible for us to provide any rationale for our decision.
We Are Interested In
- Articles aimed at leaders (clergy or lay) dealing with their own formation (theologically, spiritually, vocationally, etc.) from fresh angles you are discovering in your own life and ministry.
- Articles aimed at 21st century life around topics germane to the every day lives of people trying to follow Jesus– wisdom in parenting, family discipleship/catechesis, spiritual practices, social wisdom for social media, how to think theologically about work, trending topics re: faith and culture. (we are looking for posts with down-streamable likelihood. i.e. a pastor might read it and pass it on to his congregation, a mom might read it and pass on to her friends, etc.)
- Articles aimed at resourcing thought leadership in the culture and various sectors of society.
- Articles exemplifying innovative ministry and mission and articulating best practices for doing ministry and mission in the 21st century.
Some Best Practice on Blogging
“Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post” by Michael Hyatt (on whom we have relied in preparing these guidelines)
“9 Ways Become an Exceptional Guest Poster” by Darren Rowse
“Seven Steps to Writing a Successful Guest Post” by Jeff Goins. They both contain some very helpful tips to maximize your post.
“How not to get a guest post published on a blog [in 11 easy steps]” by Darren Rowse.
Are you an author interested in publishing with Seedbed? Read our publishing guidelines here.