Can you answer "yes" to these questions?
1) If thousands of women saw one of your articles, would the world be a better place?
2) Is your article something you and/or your friends would you share if you found it online?
If you answered "yes" to both questions, we need you!
Your content must be your own, and must have not been published before.
People come to The Writing Shed in search of articles that will resonate with what they're going through.
Imagine those days you feel like you have given your all, and that you're drained of energy and strength. What type of content would inspire you?
We are looking for content that is...
Please see our Guidelines below.
- a woman who is going through a rough patch in life? Need your self-esteem back?
- committed to helping women thrive in life?
- Do you feel you have something to offer these women?
If you have all these, we would love to hear from you!
Thank you so much for your interest in being part of The Writing Shed Magazine!
The Writing Shed's mission is to be the "go to" place for women searching for wellbeing and empowerment. Our articles should help women be the best version of themselves that they can be: confident, empowered, assertive, healthy, mentally balanced and values oriented.
At The Writing Shed we:
believe that each woman can reach her full potential when encouraged and supported
support other women
work to make a diference
help women dream big and chase their dreams
believe in healthy relationships
talk about mental health
believe that a healthy lifestyle can help us feel better about ourselves
believe us, women, can "kick ass"
Based on our values and mission above, we want to deliver relevant content. Therefore, it is very important that our articles are always inspirational and meaningful. We need articles and stories from and about women from all walks of life, who can inspire, support and empower other women. We want our readers to identify with you, and to know that they are not alone in their struggles. You will be a working mum, a stay-at-home mum, a college/university student who can provide some insight of what university life is like. You will be a teenager, or a young adult who has overcome the lost of self-esteem, and can help others find out how to regain their own. You will be the loved one of someone who struggles with ill mental health (men also welcome here!) and have learned how to help them during the hardest times. We need your stories, your little miracles, your advice, your awesomeness!
What you need to do:
1) Your article must have between 700 and 1000 words.
2) All articles must contain at least one photo (one that you have taken, or have the rights to use.) Please try to send a high quality photo, as we're much more likely to use it.
3) If your article is selected, we may invite you to be a monthly columnist, and you will have your own page, with a one-paragraph profile, links to your blog/personal business, Social Media and a list of your published articles.
4) Articles must be sent by the 1st of each month, for publication in the following month, as we pre-schedule our articles throughout the month.
5) Please make sure you have a photo uploaded and registered on Gravatar.com. (that will be the photo next to your bio)
6) Please use spell check and also check your grammar. We reserve the right to make minor edits. Please remember to add tags and the category where we should publish your article (see themes below)
7) If you have a blog, you will be asked to add The Writing Shed banner in your personal blog. In return, we will add you to our Blogs/websites page.
8) When you email your first article, include a headshot and your bio (a short paragraph in 3rd person).
9) 9) Please complete the form and submit your article, as a document (Word format) and photo to the email address provided in the form. (articles without a completed form will not be accepted.)
IMPORTANT: No personal links in the article, please. Reference links are fine.
- success stories / career tips / working from home
- inspirational articles
- mental health (in general, anxiety, depression, bereavement, etc)
- relevant book reviews
- body image
- weight loss
- teen age matters
- how to deal with a loved one's struggles (mental health, busy lifestyle, etc)
Themes we need: