submission guidelines

Have something good to share? We’d like to hear from you. Please read and review our submission guidelines below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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what we look for

We look for content that is personal, heartfelt, positive, moving, and intimate. We love it when our contributors dig deep, show our commonalities, express their insights, expose their vulnerability, and help us see someone new…

Besides personal stories, we look for:

* Stories by experts with useful ideas or tips to help our readers
* Stories about “everyday heroes” – people you know who inspire you and who are going the extra mile to help and do good things.

before writing

Anyone, of any age, from anywhere on planet can submit an original article or story that has not been previously published elsewhere, including on a personal website. If you are under the age of 18 years old, you may submit a post only if your parent is a co-contributor and no personal information identifying you is included in the post. If you are under the age of 18 years old no photo of you will be required (or posted).

Submissions may include but are not limited to: personal true stories, “expert” articles, interviews, and stories about “everyday heroes.” We look for content with a positive outlook.

Submission Checklist:

* Submissions should be between 400 to 2000 words in length. Please keep the paragraphs in a contribution short.

* Authors must submit a short a bio and photo (unless you are under the age of 18) of themselves, for inclusion on our website.  Your bio is where you can promote anything you want about yourself!

* Send your submission in plain text, not HTML, in Microsoft Word, or Google Docs, in the body of the email. to: info@insidewink.com, with the word “SUBMISSION” and the title of your piece in the subject line of the email.

* Please only send one submission per email.

* We will not open any attachments and will only read text sent in the body of the email.

* Please include a valid email address where we can reach you.

* Please clearly state in your email that you have read the insidewink submission agreement and agree to all of the terms and conditions stated below.

At this time, there is no payment for submissions or content of any kind that appears on insidewink.com.

monthly themes

We like our articles to look at our themes in new, revealing ways. Be creative. It’s not imperative that your article be based on one of our themes, but it is helpful. Please review our themes for 2020:

January – Creativity
February – Love
March – Communication
April – Possibility
May – Beauty
June – Purpose
July – Character
August – Integrity
September – Coming of Age
October – Illusion
November – Improvement
December – Being present

 

submission agreement

insidewink submission agreement terms and conditions

 

Well, this is long, but important. Please take a moment to read and understand our submission agreement terms and conditions.

 Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions (these “Terms and Conditions”) govern your submissions, content and participation as an insidewink.com contributor. insidewink.com is a website owned by FOR GIVING LOVE, INC. (“FGL”). All submissions to insidewink will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Blog Drafting and Editing

You represent that you hold all original copyrights to the materials submitted by you. Plagiarism and failure to provide adequate attribution will not be tolerated. Also, note that all content posted on insidewink.com must be original and not previously published elsewhere and this includes your own website. You also agree not to disclose confidential information that you are contractually obligated to keep confidential.

You are responsible for obtaining the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions for insidewink and FGL to use all content contained in your submissions including any photographs, images, and/or audio or visual material contained in them. You agree to obtain and provide insidewink and FGL with signed releases to use photographs, images, and/or audio or visual material contained in your submission in advance of publication. No photographs, images, and/or audio or visual material will be posted on our website without providing us with signed releases.

You agree not to write anything that may be deemed by us to be damaging, untrue, or misleading about insidewink, FGL or their respective affiliates, owners, officers, employees or agents or other insidewink contributors.

You agree not to use the contributions or insidewink to promote or endorse commercial products or services for which you will be compensated, or include marketing materials or related contact information in your posts. You must disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest concerning topics covered in your content. insidewink readers will expect this and you may also be legally required to make these disclosures. This includes any financial interest in any product, firm, or commercial venture relating to your post’s subject.

You understand that submitting materials to insidewink does not guarantee that the materials will be reviewed, accepted, or published. You also understand and agree insidewink may edit or rewrite your post for grammar, punctuation, style, or length.

Post Article:

You may republish your insidewink.com content elsewhere after thirty days after the date of your insidewink.com post. You agree to credit and link to insidewink if you republish your post, in whole or in part and in any format. Further, if you distribute your insidewink submission in print, it must clearly be identified as insidewink content.

Intellectual Property Grant

To the extent permissible under applicable law, you hereby grant insidewink and FGL a non-exclusive, perpetual, world-wide, royalty free right to publish, display, reproduce, disseminate, adapt, modify, annotate, archive, record and otherwise use your submitted content for any purpose determined by FGL, including promotions and advertising. This grant extends to all traditional print, digital, and electronic media. Further, you grant FGL the right to associate your name, image, likeness and biographical information in connection with your submitted content.

Miscellaneous

You understand and agree that we may cease your participation with insidewink at any time. Any content which is determined to be offensive, unnecessarily shocking or sensational, a threat of violence or hate speech, confidential or private information, against public policy, in violation of any copyright, trademark or other right, or marketing material, will be promptly removed.

You agree to release and forever discharge insidewink, FGL or their respective affiliates, owners, officers, employees and agents from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with your content, including but not limited to, any claims for invasion of privacy or defamation.

These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. If a provision of these Terms and Conditions is or becomes invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction such determination shall not affect the validity or enforceability in another jurisdiction or any other provision of these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions cannot be assigned to another party and are personal to you.

These Terms and Conditions may be updated from time to time and will prove binding upon you and your content without advance notice being given to you of such updates. By making a submission to insidewink.com, you acknowledge that you have agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Any harm that arises out of your submission will be your responsibility and you agree to indemnify FGL and insidewink for any related damages that may arise as a result of your submission, regardless of whether it is published on our site or not.

The insidewink.com Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) is incorporated herein by reference. If a conflict exists between the Privacy Policy and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions shall take precedence.

A copy of our Privacy Policy can be found here.

 

Whew! That was a lot.

You’ve made it this far… keep going! We want to hear from you!

See what others have been writing by poking around and reading posts from other guest writers here. We also have lots of great examples of articles in our Point of View and Lifestyle sections.

 

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