The Divorce Magazine Publishing Style Guidelines
Please help us get your post up faster by following the following guidelines.
- 500 to 1200 max words.
- Informal, chatty style – just keep it simple and light to read.
- Remember to link to other posts that you may have written and which maybe relevant to the one you’re currently working on.
- Avoid sending in any advertorials as they will not be used.
What to Include
With your first blog, please do include the following:
- A photo our yourself.
- A biography about you, your work and any other information you would like readers to have including contact details and website links.
- All links to your social media channels which will be included at the end of every post to make it easier to follow you and be part of your community.
- In your Google+ profile you will need to include that you contribute to The Divorce Magazine – If you are unsure how to do this please do let us know.
- Please do the same for your other social media channels wherever possible.
For your post titles:
- When choosing the title, think more about what your end reader would type into a Google, yahoo or Firefox search bar – than how poetic and beautiful you can make your title – better to have it descriptive.
- Capitalise every first letter in the title except articles and prepositions that have three letters or less. However the word “Is” needs to be capitalised.
- Here’s an example – “The Divorce Magazine was Born in the UK.” or “Nothing Is Impossible.”
Using Blockquotes, Quotations Marks and Italics
You may wish to highlight a book excerpt or a dialogue therefore indicating that those particular words belong to someone else. If this is the case then do use blockquotes.
If you wish to use blockquotes but are not sure how to then please indicate this by highlighting what needs to be put in blockquotes and we will do that for you
The following always need to be in italics format:
- All types of titles including – book, movie, newspaper (after “the”), magazine, television shows and play titles.
PUBLICISING YOUR POSTS
Apart from the usual means of publicising your own posts e.g. facebook, twitter, Google+ etc, there are other ways to do the same thing:
- Email lists: These are a good way to let even those outside your social media channels to know about your post and work. Encourage them to comment as often as possible and when they do, please do respond to the comments too. That way you can begin to create a community around your posts.
- Send your blog post to a specific person. If you think a particular blog might be of interest to another blogger then do send them a very brief note letting them know of your piece and why you think they might be interested in it.
Once your post has been published we cannot remove it as this will inevitably cause links to be broken where they have been used.