Here at MicroStartups, we welcome posts from those who wish to share their experiences or skills with our readers. If you have an idea for an article, we would love to hear from you.
We won’t just accept anything — your content must be relevant, unique and well written. Please take the time to propose an article that our readers will be interested in.
That said, we can provide feedback and guidance on your post or idea.
Below we have outlined the pitching and writing process for guest post submissions to MicroStartups. Please read these thoroughly before submitting a pitch.
How to pitch
Please submit your ideas before writing a full blog post so we can let you know if we think it has the direction we need.
If you want to send us an article straight away, you can do that too — but please read and bear in mind our writing guidelines. Failure to adhere to these requirements will mean that your article is rejected.
Writing guidelines & editorial requirements
Below are our writing guidelines:
- We only publish articles that are relevant to our audience, around the core topics of: startups, entrepreneurship, or charity. If your article or pitch is not relevant to these subject areas, we reserve the right to decline your submission.
- We’re flexible on word count, but we prefer between 1,000– 1,500 words in length.
- Please write your article using British English spellings, grammar and punctuation.
- Your article must be well-written and consistent. We don’t mind editing the odd typo, but if there are multiple grammatical errors and mistakes, or your article is poorly written, we will reject it.
- Ensure that your article is written in an accessible and easy-to-read manner: add in subheadings to break up your piece (H2s, H3s etc.), and keep sentences and paragraphs short. Avoid chunky blocks of text, super lengthy sentences, and jargon.
- Please do not submit anything that is overly self-promotional — either for your own brand or any company or client that you work for.
- Please link to any sources, stats, studies or research that you mention in your article.
- Please include a feature image with your article, ensuring that you add an image credit and have permission from the copyright owner. You may use stock imagery. Our preferred stock image sites are Pexels and Unsplash.
- Please include the below in your article submission:
- Suggested page title
- Meta description
- URL slug
- All submissions must be your own original content and must not have been previously published.
- Please include a short author bio — we will add this at the end of your article.
If you are happy that your article ticks all of these boxes, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens next
Once you’ve sent us your blog post, an editor will review your submission and determine whether it’s a potential fit. We’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible, but please be patient if you don’t receive a response straight away (we receive a lot of submissions!).
If we love your article and want to accept it, we’ll let you know and schedule it for publication.
We may get back to you with some revisions; once these edits are completed, we will be able to upload your blog post to our site.
In some cases, we may reject your article. If this is the case, we’ll try and give you some feedback to let you know why it wasn’t a good fit for MicroStartups.
We look forward to hearing from you.