Guest Blogging Guidelines
The Witch Digest has over 22,000 monthly visits, and we’re always looking for more brilliant contributors to join our author ranks.
If you would like to share your expertise with a large audience from beginner to experienced practitioners, we’d love to hear from you.
Please take some time to review this page — it should answer any question you have about what kind of content we’re looking for and how the submission process works. If you have any questions regarding submissions, please contact us using our contact us form. Ads or sales pitches will not be answered and will be sent to spam.
The Bare Essentials for Every Post We Publish
Successful guest contributions are cohesive and relevant to our readers. A good post will teach our readers something of interest about the world of Witchcraft and other areas surrounding Witchcraft. While we tend to skew toward content about specific areas of the craft, that’s not all we talk about. We’re also interested in publishing various topics that our readers care about, which includes but not limited to things like healing, magick, seasons, solitary practice, and a sharing of knowledge from the school of experience.
We also look for a few key points in everything we publish:
- Original concepts, compelling arguments, and quality of information. We will not publish anything that has been published elsewhere on or offline.
- The article reflects the writing style/tone of the Blog. We aim to be casual, yet helpful, and typically we stay away from buzzwords and jargon that is used for hype and not beneficial to the reader.
- Respectful attribution of data, quotations are necessary for outside content referenced in the article.
- No more than one link included that must be relevant and adds value to the post will be allowed in the body of the post. All links are actively monitored for changes and must pass our editors approval and may or may not be used and may be removed at a later date even though the post is used.
The Different Post Types We Accept
We’ve conducted extensive studies to uncover which types of blog posts work — and which don’t. Here are some of our most successful blog post types:
- Canonical: These posts give readers in-depth tactical takeaways that are supported by relevant, recent examples, original quotes, original graphics, and current data. While we don’t like to put a word count on our posts, these tend to run at 1,000 words and above. When readers finish this type of post, they should be able to immediately execute on the given topic and have very few questions left on how to do it.
- Examples of Canonical Posts:
- Rituals: Everything a Beginner Should Know
- The Start-to-Finish Guide to Nailing Your Next Spell
- Corn Dolls: Everything You Need to Know
- Examples of Canonical Posts:
- Graphics: These posts rely heavily on an infographic or SlideShare created by the author. Usually, they feature a few paragraphs of introduction, the embedded media itself, and not much else. The graphic should be comprehensive and easy to read, have a compelling narrative, contain plenty of white space, and feature up-to-date data that’s properly sourced.
- Examples of Graphic Posts:
- How to Create a Book of Shadows: Techniques From The Experts
- A 5-Step Process for Writing a Spell that works
- Tools of the Trade Step-by-Step
- Examples of Graphic Posts:
- Simple Story: These posts are created for a broad or narrow readership in mind. They’re usually personal-related topics and are lighter in nature. There are also very few tactical lessons that can be taken away from them.
- If you have been invited to guest post and need a little push, we can give some support on how to construct a blog post that will work for you and WitchDigest without being extremely difficult. Let’s face it, writing a book, a dissertation, or social post is completely different from writing an article for a website.
While we certainly publish posts from time to time that doesn’t fit into any of those categories, your post has the best chance of being accepted if it matches one of these formats.
Want to learn more about which types of posts work best for us? Check out this blog post.
What We Won’t Accept
There are some things we will not or cannot accept:
- Anything that’s offensive or narrow-minded, especially in a hateful context.
- Anything that may be construed as a link-building scheme.
- Anything that’s too promotional for yourself, company or organization.
- Anything with Affiliate Links.
- Anything that’s overly critical of individuals or companies — this is not a site to air grievances.
Please email guestpost [at] witchdigest [dot] com with the following:
- Your completed post as a Word Doc.
- Image files (with attribution) in a separate folder. For reference, our blog is 825px wide.
- Short author bio including an anchor text link to your own website.
If your article meets editorial requirements and aligns with our content strategy, we will respond to let you know your article will be published. That process may take up to 1 week.
If you have any questions please use the Contact Us.
The Not-So-Fine Print
- Submissions must meet the Witch Digest blogging quality standards in order to get published but it’s easier than you think.
- We cannot allow you to republish your guest post to your own blog, or any blog after being posted to Witch Digest. However, you can share a link to the post like crazy on your social sites with links to the article on Witch Digest. In fact, we recommend you share it so that your fans will be able to read your article.
- The Witch Digest blogging team reserves the right to edit and adapt your guest blog content as we see fit, and update it in the future for accuracy and comprehensiveness without changing the concept.
- Note we do not guarantee that provided links will be used.
- Witch Digest reserves the right to include calls-to-action to Witch Digest content, including but not limited to email newsletters, ebooks, and other downloadable content.
- You understand that once an article is posted it becomes the property of WitchDigest.com.
- We do not accept money or compensation for guest post, and do not pay money for guest post.