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We welcome and encourage contributions from writers who are passionate about sharing their insights and creativity with our readers. To submit an article to Wordsmith Magazine, please follow these steps:

  1. Review Guidelines: Before submitting your article, familiarize yourself with the magazine’s content and style. Check for any specific guidelines or themes they may have for submissions. Understanding the magazine’s target audience and tone will increase the chances of acceptance.
  2. Craft Your Article: Create a well-written and engaging article that aligns with the magazine’s theme or focus. Ensure that your piece is original, relevant, and adds value to the readers. Quality content stands a better chance of being accepted for publication.
  3. Proofreading and Editing: Thoroughly proofread your article to eliminate grammatical errors, typos, and ensure a smooth flow of content. Consider seeking feedback from peers or professional editors to refine your work.
  4. Contact the Editorial Team: Reach out to the editorial team at Wordsmith Magazine through their email address submissions@wordsmithus.com. Introduce yourself briefly and express your interest in contributing an article. Mention the title and brief summary of your proposed piece.
  5. Wait for Response: After submitting your article, be patient and allow the editorial team time to review your work. Response times may vary, but if you haven’t heard back after a reasonable period, you can consider sending a follow-up inquiry.
  6. Acceptance and Editing: If your article is accepted, the editorial team may make minor edits for clarity and consistency. They may also request your input on any changes made before finalizing the piece for publication.
  7. Publication and Promotion: Once your article is published in Wordsmith Magazine, celebrate your achievement and share it with your network. Engage with readers who comment on your article and continue to contribute your expertise to the magazine in the future if desired.

 

Please note that while we strive to consider all submissions, not all articles may be selected for publication due to space constraints or content suitability. If your article isn’t chosen, don’t be discouraged; keep writing and submitting your work to other publications to reach a broader audience.

Articles should be a minimum of 250 words/maximum of 500 words and should cover a topic in complete detail. Quality is the number one consideration we look at when accepting guest posting applications.

Q: What is considered high-quality content for an article?

High-quality content for an article refers to well-crafted, informative, and engaging pieces that provide value to the readers. It should be original, accurate, and well-researched, presenting information in a clear and concise manner. The content should align with the target audience’s interests and needs while maintaining a coherent structure throughout.

Q: How can I ensure the quality of my article?

To ensure the quality of your article, follow these tips:

  1. Thorough Research: Conduct in-depth research using reliable sources to gather accurate and up-to-date information. This establishes credibility and enhances the overall quality of your content.

  2. Clear Structure: Organize your article with a clear and logical structure. Use headings, subheadings, and bullet points to break down complex information and make it easier for readers to follow.

  3. Engaging Introduction: Start your article with an attention-grabbing introduction that hooks the readers and outlines what they can expect to learn from the piece.

  4. Well-Written Content: Pay attention to grammar, spelling, and punctuation to maintain professional writing standards. Avoid jargon unless necessary and strive for a conversational tone.

  5. Supporting Evidence: Back up your claims and statements with data, examples, or expert opinions. This enhances the credibility and trustworthiness of your article.

  6. Visual Elements: Use relevant images, charts, or infographics to supplement the text and make your content more visually appealing and easier to understand.

  7. Engaging Conclusion: Summarize your key points and leave the readers with a compelling closing that reinforces the main takeaway of your article.

Q: What type of articles are typically considered low-quality?

Low-quality articles often exhibit the following characteristics:

  1. Plagiarism: Copying content from other sources without proper attribution is unethical and diminishes the credibility of the article.

  2. Thin or Unsubstantial Content: Articles lacking depth or merely reiterating common knowledge without adding value may be considered low-quality.

  3. Poorly Researched: Articles with inaccurate or outdated information that haven’t undergone proper fact-checking are deemed low-quality.

  4. Keyword Stuffing: Overloading articles with irrelevant or excessive keywords to manipulate search engines is discouraged.

  5. Incoherent Structure: Articles lacking a clear flow or organization can be challenging for readers to follow.

  6. Unreliable Sources: Relying on unverified or biased sources undermines the reliability of the article.

Q: How important is article quality for readers and publishers? 

Article quality is crucial for both readers and publishers. For readers, high-quality content provides valuable insights, trustworthy information, and a satisfying reading experience. Engaging and well-researched articles keep readers coming back for more.

For publishers, quality content attracts a wider audience, increases reader engagement, and strengthens the publication’s reputation. High-quality articles also contribute to improved search engine rankings, making the content more discoverable online.

Q: How can I improve my article writing skills?

Improving article writing skills requires consistent practice and learning. Consider these steps:

  1. Read Widely: Read articles from various reputable sources to understand different writing styles and tones.

  2. Write Regularly: Practice writing regularly to hone your skills and experiment with different topics and formats.

  3. Seek Feedback: Share your work with peers, mentors, or writing communities to receive constructive feedback and insights.

  4. Learn from Experts: Take writing courses or workshops to gain insights from experienced writers and industry professionals.

  5. Edit and Revise: Polish your work by editing and revising, paying attention to grammar, clarity, and coherence.

  6. Stay Updated: Keep abreast of current trends, news, and advancements in your area of interest to create relevant and timely content.

Remember that improvement takes time, so be patient and persistent in your pursuit of excellence.

1. Please send your submissions to submissions@wordsmithus.com and carbon copy your assigned AD manager.
2. Your article must be in one of the following file forms: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf, and .txt.
3. Font type should be Times New Roman.
4. Font size should be 12-point, with at least one-inch margins.
5. Word count should be at least 250 words but no more than 500 words.
6. Poetry should be single-spaced.
7. The contributor’s name, email, website url and Facebook Page link address should be typed at the top of the first page.
8. Contributors are asked to include a brief biographical note with their submissions

Wordsmith is an organization with the ambition of encouraging good literary work. We do not charge readers for the e-magazine but we will charge for printed copies.

Solicited submissions are free of charge. For unsolicited submissions, we do charge a $50 fee, which helps cover the basic administrative costs related to receiving, reading, and responding to submissions. Also, a portion of the reading fee helps fund our annual Wordsmith Prize.

Our desire is to connect readers and writers, and we strongly encourage anyone interested in submitting work to subscribe to our Newsletter.

Please note: Submission fees are non-refundable except in the instance of an author inadvertently making a duplicate payment for a submission or when a refund may be granted by the magazine at its discretion in regard of a technological, administrative, or related issue.


1. From the time we have received your article please allow 7-10 business days for our editorial team to review your submission.
2. Once approved, within 2-5 business days you will be added to our featured contributors list.
3. Submissions may be sent to us at any time, year-round.
4. Simultaneous Submissions: We accept simultaneous submissions, since we feel that it’s unreasonable to expect writers to give a magazine an exclusive look at a work unless the magazine can respond within two to three weeks. We want writers to have every possible opportunity for success, so we’re willing to risk losing a story we want when someone at another magazine may have done their reading before we have, and in that case we’ll be sorry to lose the piece but happy for the writer.

We allow genuine contributions and backlinking to appropriate sources. Guest posts submitted on behalf of businesses will have a sponsored post banner linking to the business.

We respect everyone’s work. If you copy and paste, or steal an article we will remove the article and ban you from further contribution. When you submit an article to Wordsmith Magazine you are granting Wordsmith Magazine copyright access to your content.

We ask that guest posters reply to comments on the articles they write for the purpose of maintaining quality and building their brand.