Passionate about Farming, Gardening and Wellness? Love Writing?
We like to think of Pick-a-Pepper as a community site. We sincerely value the ideas, thoughts and opinions of our members and readers. Our sole purpose is to spread awareness about farming, organics, eating local, and to promote wellness.
We are always happy to publish guest posts. If you have a story, blog post, article, product review or recipe you would like to share, then send your pitch to our editorial staff. Submissions must be your own but you retain all rights to your work.
There are a few things to know before you get started. Please go through our acceptance rules and guidelines for submission below.
Guidelines to follow…
Length: We like to give our readers bite sized portions to mull on so that they remember what they read and practice in small doses. Your articles should be a quick read that gives dynamic information. Ideally, articles should be in between 500 – 1000 words.
Welcomed topics include, but are not limited to:
– Organic Farming
– Farmers Markets
– Seasonal crops
– Nutrition and Diet
– Recipes (with few photographs)
Layout: The best layout of an article is when it is grouped well with clear bullet points and paragraphs. This helps readers swallow and digest information better than long articles which may look less appealing. Articles that have numbers for example: 10 Tips to Planting a Vegetable Garden makes for a good read.
Originality: The posts that you submit should be unique and original and not spin-rewritten. They should be exclusive to Pick-a-Pepper and not appear elsewhere. We are not keen on SEO-driven articles or articles that tie up with products. Our sole purpose of articles in this blog is to share useful information & experiences with our readers which can be beneficial to them.
Add-ons: Images always complement articles, so look for an image that looks good with your article. Any pictures that are submitted must have credits.
Format: All articles should be sent to us in word document format.
Submission: It is very important for us to submit and publish articles that have no spelling and grammar mistakes. Please take some time to proofread your article before you send it over. Some minor changes maybe have to made by the Pick-a-Pepper editorial team to your work to make it clearer.
By submitting an article to Pick-a-Pepper, you acknowledge that you accept our terms.
What’s in it for you?
Though we don’t give any monetary compensation, we would definitely like to recognize our contributors by including a byline and a brief bio about yourself that contains links to your website, Facebook, Twitter accounts so we can add this at the end of your posts.
Reasons why you should write for us?
You will inspire change: Our millions of readers are made up of people who are passionate about farming, gardening and wellness. They are always looking for ways to live healthy and look forward to sharing tips and ideas on this. Writing for us would mean that you are part of our healthy little world where we discuss and shape our health.
Global Audience & Exposure: Your articles will be read by people all over the world and this will give you exposure as a writer. Many of our contributors have landed freelance writing jobs. Moreover you will reach a large audience of people who will benefit from your ideas.
Now ready to submit your post?
Send your proof read articles to us here.
In your email, be sure to include the following details:
- Attractive & Sensible title in subject line
- Your article attached as word document
- Images for the article with credit for each image (please attach as separate images and not embedded in word doc)
- Author information: Your bio of 4-5 lines including all links to social media sites and your website
- A photo of yours (please attach as separate images and not embedded in word doc)
Once we receive your article, our editorial team will review it and if your article is accepted, you will hear from us within a week. If you haven’t heard from us after a week, feel free to submit the article elsewhere.
Now, most importantly don’t forget to share your articles with your friends and family on your social network once the article is published.