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HoopsNotes is excited to announce that we are now accepting guest blog submissions. We’re looking for high quality content to share with our readers, and our goal is to publish 50 guest blogs each month. Since we receive dozens of pitches per day, this makes our guest blogging program quite competitive. Bring your A-game!

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Guest blog submission guidelines

Clearly, branding is important to us here at HoopsNotes, which is why we maintain a strong set of standards for publishing on our blog. In fact, we’ve only published 7%of the guest blogs submitted to us in 2018. We take our audience’s time and readership seriously, and we expect you to do the same.

If you’d like to submit a guest post to us, please observe the following guidelines.

Important: Do not ask us to insert links to your content in our previously published posts. This is a great way to get yourself blocked. We run a blog, not a backlink service.

  • Our guest blogging program is free. We do not pay nor charge for guest posts, and we do not publish sponsored posts.
  • Content must be unique. We check every submission for originality and will not accept “copy-pasted” material.
  • Content must be exclusive to our blog (i.e. not published on any other sites). We reserve the right to remove content that has been duplicated elsewhere.
  • Content must be valuable and relevant to readers. Blatant sales pitches will not be accepted.
  • Content must be well-written and free of spelling or grammar errors. Refer to AP Stylebook if needed. Submissions that require excessive editing will not be accepted.
  • Having said that, we reserve the right to make edits to your post to match our brand standards and meet the needs of our audience.
  • Write for the web. Using bullets, lists and short paragraphs makes online content much easier to read.
  • Blog posts should cover their subject matter in detail and be at least 15,00 words in length.
  • We encourage linking to relevant HoopsNotes posts within your blog. External links to valuable, relevant content are great, but we reserve the right to remove or mark “nofollow” any links we deem inappropriate or unnecessary (i.e. spam).
  • If you’d like to see images in your post, please include them with your submission. Provide your sources.
  • Please include a short author bio (2 to 3 sentences) that we can include at the bottom of the blog. It’s fine to include a link. Submitting an author photo is encouraged but optional.

Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will not be considered. If you include the word “sushi” in your email, I’ll assume you took the time to read through these guidelines. (If you really want to increase your chances, here’s a pro tip: We love blog posts that include HoopsNotes as a solution to our readers’ problems.) 

How to submit a guest blog

Please email your submissions to hoopsnotes95@gmail.com  Include the following in your email:

  • Your name
  • Your blog post title
  • Your blog post, attached in Word document (.doc) format
  • Any images you’d like to use, attached separately
  • Your author bio

Because we receive such a large number of submissions, we unfortunately don’t have time to email everyone back. If you do not hear from us within 5-7 business days, it’s safe to assume your blog post didn’t make the cut.

If your post has been approved, we’ll email you with the date it will be published on our blog and shared on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest).