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Article Pitch Guidelines
Are you passionate about helping others succeed in their job search? Looking for a great new place to share your career expertise? Have a great idea that you think would be perfect for our readers?
Talk to us! The Daily Muse is always looking for great new writers.
What We’re Looking For
We’re open to any topic that’s relevant to ambitious professionals, but we’re specifically looking for articles that offer a fresh, interesting take on career advancement, management, or the job search (Think “5 Fun New Ways You’ve Never Thought to Network,” not “Why You Should Network.”) We love actionable, tips-based pieces, expert-backed trends pieces, and personal stories that are positioned as advice to our readers.
We only work with writers who are a good match for our voice and style (think professional, smart, and SFW, but fun, fresh, and conversational), so we recommend checking out a few articles before send your pitch.
What We Usually Pass On
- Basic stuff, á la “5 Resume Tips.” If you could find it on every other career site out there, it’s probably not for us.
- Articles targeted to college students
- Lifestyle content (we do most of it in-house)
- Anything overly (or even subtlely) promotional of a specific company or brand
- Anything with unnatural inline links. (Sorry, we don’t accept guest posts from writers who work to place links for a brand or company.)
- Content that has been published elsewhere
To submit a story for consideration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line DAILY MUSE PITCH: [Story Idea].
Please include the following:
- A bit about you: Give us 1-2 sentences about yourself and the experiences you have to share.
- Your idea: Pitch us your article idea. Tell us the title, write out a sample introduction, and then briefly outline how you would approach the rest of the piece, including any experts or sources you would include. Please don’t send a full draft.
- Links: Send us 2-3 samples of your previous writing.
Unfortunately, we can’t respond to all inquiries, but we’ll be in touch within two weeks of submission if we’d like to hear more about your piece. We provide these guidelines to help your pitch have the best chance of being considered, so please keep them in mind.