So you want to write for Twirlit …

You’re in luck, because submitting a guest post to Twirlit is easy and the benefits are many.

You probably have a few questions. Who wouldn’t? You’re about to join the likes of Keyboard Cat and the ‘O Rly?’ Owl in the hallowed halls of Internet fame, after all. Luckily for you, we’ve got answers.

I’ve never been published. Can I still write for Twirlit?

Yes! You don’t need to be a professional blogger, or even a published writer, to have your work featured on Twirlit. All we ask is that you submit original content that will be interesting to our audience. In return, we offer you a chance to promote yourself (and your website, if you have one), add to your portfolio and have your work read by thousands.

How do I know if you’ll publish my article?

This handy checklist will help you know if what you want to write is a good match for our site.

My article fits into one of Twirlit’s topic categories. Whether it’s Men, True Self, Style, Pop Culture or Issues, make sure you know which category or subcategory you’d put your article in.

The tone and style of my article are a good fit. Twirlit is full of life and so is the writing we look for. Colorful, punchy and full of personality will catch our eye.

My article is original. You wrote the article yourself and have properly attributed any quotes or sources. It hasn’t been published on any other blogs or websites before.

My article is spell checked and free of spelling and grammatical errors. While we don’t expect it to be perfect, we do require that your article be easy to understand and require only minimal editing.

Have you ticked all the boxes? Amazing! On to the next question.

What should I include with my article?

When you submit your article, please include all of the following:

  • A headline
  • The full text of your article with all hyperlinks included
  • Any pictures you want used in your article
  • A short author bio of 300 characters or less
  • An author photo – square is best
  • Links to your website or social media accounts – if you want them mentioned

All text elements should be sent as an MS Word doc.

Where do I submit my article?

Send your Word document and image files to submissions@twirlit.com.

I sent you my article, but you didn’t respond. What gives?

Once you submit your article, it can take up to a week to be reviewed. If your article isn’t approved, we’ll email you as soon as possible so you can revise it or submit it to another site. If your article does meet our criteria, we’ll edit it and place it in our editorial calendar. We’ll email you before your article is published so you can promote it within your network.

(Also, who says “what gives” anymore? Are you from the past?)

Can I cross-publish an article from my blog to Twirlit?

We’re looking for original, unpublished content so we ask that you don’t submit articles that have already been published on a different blog or website. If we publish your article on Twirlit, please don’t post it in its entirety on your own website or blog.

You didn’t answer my question. Who should I contact?

If you’ve got a question we didn’t cover, feel free to email us at submissions@twirlit.com.