How can I submit?
If you are interested in writing a guest post for clevermanka.net, drop me a line (firstname.lastname@example.org). I would love to see your ideas! I apologize for not being able to reliably pay for guest posts–I understand working for free is not cool, but I’m not running the site as a for-profit (yet?). However, if you’re new to blogging or personal essays and you want to dip your writing toes in a tiny corner of the internet, this could be a good match for both of us! Please understand I might not be able to accept all submissions–declining your piece isn’t a personal rejection unless you’re an asshole in which case, yeah, it’s totally personal.
Because this isn’t a professional blog (yet?) I’m keeping copyright and ownership pretty casual for now.
- Authors retain all rights to their work
- I accept things published elsewhere, as long as the author has complete ownership of the piece (like on a personal blog)
- Authors are welcome to submit/publish their pieces elsewhere after at least 24 hours of it posting here
- I am happy to post your piece under a pseudonym (obviously)
- I will remove an article at the author’s request
Contact me if you want clarification about rights to your piece before you submit it.
When putting your essay/article together, please take an angle that ties in with living well for you–what makes you feel happy and rewarded in your own life. Whether that’s in the Past (if you’ve figured out how to live your best life already, CONGRATULATIONS I definitely want to hear from you), Present (you’re in good company even though I don’t have a clue what I’m doing so let’s do this together), or Future (we’ve all been there and thinking about it is the only way to start). There are too many happy-fluffy pieces about this sort of thing out there, so feel free to avoid that. Being positive about personal change does not require one to be a cheerful optimist (it really really doesn’t). Personal growth and emotional change sucks ass, people, and I want this to be a place where we can accept and explore that.
Swearing, Emphasis Caps, ALL CAPS, internet speak, and other personal text flairs are 100% welcome. So are gifs, obviously.
I suggest a 2,000 word limit. Less is probably better. If you have a longer piece, though, send it anyway! I might split it into two parts, though, and post it on consecutive Wednesdays (see What is this place? for the publishing schedule).