So, without further ado, I'd love to have you submit a guest post to Balancing Jane. Here are a few guidelines:
As you can probably tell, Balancing Jane has a pretty broad focus. I write about feminism, food, parenting, politics, fitness, body image, education, and relationships. What I really write about though, beneath the surface, is balancing different parts of my identity. That's the main point of this blog. That means that the topics for guest posts can be pretty broad as well as long as they somehow connect to identity and balance. What are some things you have to balance?
- Parenting and work life
- Feminism and marriage
- Politics and friendships
- Education and fitness
- Something else entirely
Whatever it is that you balance, if you have perspective you want to share, please submit it. I'm especially interested in posts that share perspectives from people who identify themselves differently than I do.
Submissions must be
- An MS Word document or Google Doc
- Approximately 300-1000 words (though I'm verbose, so if it really needs to be longer, I understand)
- Submitted via email (link at the top of page)
- Free from corporate links
- Completely original material or a post previously published on your own personal blog (please include the link to the original so that I can link back to it)
I have no problem opening up discussions on topics I may not completely agree with, but I will not publish any posts that openly attack other people, deride or vilify other perspectives, or contain racism, sexism, or other oppressive remarks. All images must be your own or Creative Commons licensed with appropriate attributions.
Please include a byline that tells a little about yourself and any links back to your own site (if you have one) that you would like as well. Links within the text of the post should be referential only and not representing corporate interests or sponsored content.
Your post may be edited for length, but please ensure that grammar and style are polished before submission.
This blog is a side project for me. I don't even get the chance to post to it every day, so please don't be offended if you don't hear back from me about your submissions right away. Also, since this is just my little corner of the web, it's important to me that guest posts are stylistically cohesive with my blog as a whole before accepting them.
Ready to submit? Use the email link above or write to me at balancingjane [at] gmail [dot] com and send me your posts!