Become a CRAWLINGS FREE PRESS Contributor
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Please first read the guidelines.
Length: Our articles usually run about 700 to 1000 words, though longer is OK if it is an in-depth investigative piece.
Topics: Our content is fair and balanced, can include the opinion of the author, (as long as it is evident) educates, motivates and informs. We look for articles that give insight into world issues and offer new and different perspectives.
Sources: Be careful about your sources. Rely on primary and trustworthy sources as much as possible. Be careful with Wikipedia that crowdsources information from the public, and doesn’t always offer the most accurate information.
Interviews: Line up interviews with relevant sources. However, please run potential interviewees by our editors and get approval before scheduling a meeting on your own, particularly if the person is well-known or notable. It might be possible a crawlings free press staff writer may have already reached out to the person, and we want to avoid duplicate coverage.
Links to sources: If you quote someone or cite a statistic, provide a link or reference to your source. Our subscribers then can pursue and learn more about a topic, and it adds professionalism to your writing.
Graphics and Photos: A great graphic, or a super shot, will always enhance an article. Make sure they are yours, free to use, (not copyrighted) and provide a caption and ownership where necessary.
Only original work is accepted: If you didn’t write it, don’t send it to us.
No self-promotion: Any mention of your company, book, or skills, should only be used to demonstrate expertise on a topic. Writing should educate, not advertise.
Author profile: Submit two to three sentences of your bio and a headshot (high quality only).
We Pay: CRAWLINGSFREEPRESS will pay for selected pieces if they are deemed hot by our editors. All articles can earn income depending on the clicks they generate. We are a free site, and we rely on advertising to pay our electric bill, server costs, and it enables us to feed our children. The schedule for earned income is available only to pre-approved contributors.