Contributor Guidelines

We welcome and love new contributions from our growing community. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Word count: No minimums but posts typically run between 250-800 words. Please stay under 800 words.
  • Tone: Inclusive, accessible, and generally positive. Take a look around and see what we’ve previously posted.
  • We are not interested in SEO-driven submissions: If you work for a content farm or are a freelancer who writes articles for the sole purpose of linking up keywords in an effort to boost SEO, we are not interested.
  • We do not want guest posts that are self-promotional or include marketing links. If your submission or bio references promote a business or service that is not in line with our philosophy (e.g. a weight-loss gimmick), then we are not interested. Wellness Within is proud to offer free programs and resources, and we intend to keep it that way. If you would like to be considered for an Expert Submission, please contact us.
  • Biography: We do not compensate contributors for posts, however we’re more than happy to include a byline and your brief bio. Please keep your bio to 2-3 sentences.  We will not include links to your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest accounts, etc. Website links will be considered on an individual basis. If you would like to be considered for an Expert Submission, please contact us.
  • Articles may be edited. Please don’t be offended if we suggest changes, fix grammar, add or remove links, etc. However, no major changes will be made without your approval. You are welcome to withdraw your post if there is not mutual consent of changes.
  • Using content: By submitting to Wellness Within you acknowledge that you accept our terms. A submission is not a guarantee that we will use your content.

What Do We Look For?

  • We give our readers content about cancer wellness that is informative, inspiring, and entertaining.
  • We are interested in helpful posts with actionable tips or surprising facts.
  • We also love personal stories that reflect a cancer experience. Are/were you a caretaker for someone going through cancer? Did some method (yoga, meditation, nutrition) heal you from cancer? What has living with cancer taught you? Share your story with readers!
  • We appreciate recipes that take into consideration cancer prevention and wellness. If you’re submitting a recipe, please be sure to include (1) how many servings it will yield; (2) a full list of ingredients; and (3) a short introductory paragraph explaining why this recipe pertains to cancer wellness (4) optional: why you like that particular dish or why you think it’s worth making, etc.

Guidelines & Tips:

  • If your post contains links, please search Wellness Within before linking to outside sources. We may already have the content you’re looking for.
  • Personalization is always great.
  • Once your posts go live, please share with your friends via email, your website, Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media you use. The more people who view your post, the better it is for you and the better it is for Wellness Within.
  • We love connecting with new contributors. Please keep in mind that the people in charge of reviewing and approving blog posts play many different roles within Wellness Within.  Please be patient with us.  If you have not heard back from us in 21 days, feel free to contact us again.

Formatting guidelines:

  • If you’re including links, please note them in brackets after the appropriate text, like this [http://www.wellnesswithin.org]. Please do not hyperlink.
  • Add a space inbetween paragraphs, rather than indenting for a new paragraph.
  • Use single space.
  • Please email us the following if you’re ready to submit your post:
    • Your full post with a title. Please send this within the body of an email or attached as a word document.
    • Any relevant images for your blog post with links to original source if you do not own the image rights.  We do not guarantee we will use your image.
    • Your  name and title (if applicable) or brief bio (less than 120 words)
    • All of the above can be sent to bewell@wellnesswithin.org.
  • Please keep in mind that if your post is accepted it might require editing which can include copy, title, and image changes.  If any changes within your document are made, we will confirm with you before posting on our website.
  • If you would like to be considered for an Expert Submission, please contact us with your proposal.

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