We now accept guest posts from qualified writers.
Before you contact us though, please review our submission guidelines below.
What We Look For in a Guest Post
On Be Brain Fit, we publish evergreen, long-form content that informs people about improving their cognitive and mental health through better brain health and fitness.
If you review our articles, you’ll notice that they are in-depth, well-researched, and evidence-based, but presented in a way that is easy to understand.
Our content also has a consistent and distinctive style and voice.
Your content needs to blend right in.
Here are some of the things we expect for all content on our site, including guest posts:
- All article topics must be relevant to our readers and our core mission. Click on these links to see what this means.
- Your writing must be unique — not published elsewhere, online or off.
- You must write with cutting-edge SEO principles in mind. We get most of our traffic from search, so this is important.
- Your articles must be 1,500-2,500 words, depending on the topic. (The average word count for our articles is about 2,000 words.) This length is necessary to cover any topic in depth.
- Your writing must be clear and concise. We value clarity over cleverness.
- Your article must be evidence-based, not opinions or fluff.
- You must support pertinent facts with references. Depending on the topic, you may have to analyze and synthesize published research studies.
- Still not clear what we’re looking for? Take a look at this guest post that meets our criteria.
Other Important Guidelines
We will hold your writing to the same high standards we do for our own.
We rigorously edit our own content and will do the same with yours.
We may ask you to make changes to your article or we may make them ourselves.
When we make changes, we will retain your substance and style (as long as it blends with ours, see above).
However, if we have to do excessive editing, we will return your content to you.
In short, we will have final editorial approval.
We will also include display ads and affiliate links in your content as we deem appropriate.
What You Get From Us When You Guest Post
When your article is published, we will include your biography and a headshot image, if you desire.
We also allow up to two outbound links (do follow) total within the article and bio.
You may link to quality destinations of your choice — personal website, social media page, or an employer website (no affiliate links) — provided they are topically relevant to Be Brain Fit.
Specifically, we do not allow links to websites of dubious integrity such as gambling, semi-legal nootropics, or essay writing services.
We will promote your article to our email list and on our social media channels after it’s published.
Our goal is to make our partnership a win-win situation — generating traffic, subscribers, social shares, and more for both of us.
Ready to Pitch?
If you’re still interested, we’d like to hear from you!
First, fill out the contact form below.
In just a sentence or two, tell us about your main areas of interest and expertise, and how they intersect with ours.
(For example, you may have a nutrition website and be interested in writing about supplements that help the brain. Or you may be a therapist who would like to write about the benefits of different kinds of therapies.)
If you haven’t already done so, check out our topics page.
You do not have to come up with specific article topics; we’ll determine that later.
If you are a freelancer, include URLs for two or three articles you’ve written.
If you are a website owner, include a link to your website so we can see your work there.
For some reason, a lot of people skip this step. 😕 (If you do not do this, you will not hear back from us!)
We’ll review your offer and if it sounds good, we’ll contact you to discuss topic ideas that would be a good fit for both of us.
Note that the majority of solicitations we receive are to write about exercise, weight loss, meditation, and yoga.
We have thoroughly covered these topics on our site and are not interested in adding more at this time.
Also, let us know if you will be writing this article for yourself or if you are working with an agency.
We are happy to work with agencies but would like to know upfront.
If you are from an agency, note that we do not accept payment for sponsored posts.
If you don’t hear back from us, it means that we’re not interested for now.
Do not send us any speculative articles until we’ve agreed to work together.
And one last thing, we do not publish infographics.
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