Do you know how valuable it is to be able to say that you are published by your professional organization?
This is an easy way to
Establish credibility within the community and amongst your peers
Drive readers to your website
Increase the likelihood of getting referrals from your peers
Get your name known
Pump up your CV
Channel your creative and academic flow.
What we are looking for:
Your article can be in listicle, infogram, meme, or straight paragraph form. Please keep in mind that the more white space the easier to read. Notice how I have used short paragraphs, a bullet list, and numbered list in this posting. Our audience is our professional peers so gear posts that way. Write in a tone that is casual, positive, and informative; but no slang or overly technical jargon. Imagine you are speaking to a peer at a business event. When you pitch us your idea, think about what you think we want to hear or learn more about. Keep in mind things that are currently in the news, seasonal issues, or things that are relevant to our profession. We are looking to post something every Friday but will post more as supplu and demand dictate. You can submit more than one idea, just submit!
Good to Know
Blog posts should be between 350-750 words.
Please include a short bio (3-4 sentences) and headshot.
Include a link to your website/CAMFT profile page/Psychology Today profile page.
You have 10 days to submit your blog post after your pitch is accepted. You will be notified as to when your post will appear.
Blog posts MUST be original works meaning that we can't find it anywhere else. You can rework an existing article as long as it is fresh.
Blogs are subject to revision requests or edits by the editor and may have an image added - you are welcome to suggest an image.
Use 1st or 2nd person and avoid formal 3rd person. EX."We use therapy..." or "You use therapy to..." NOT "One can use therapy to.."
Include in email subject field - "Blog Post Idea: Fill in your TITLE"
Tell us what your idea is (pitch) in 300 characters or less. Note, that's characters; not words.
Submit a response of up to 350 words to this prompt: "What is your motivation for blogging with us?"Note: The purpose of this prompt is to see your writing style, not to determine the worthiness of your response. Therefore, don't overthink this and just write it in the style that you will write in.
Include your pitch and prompt response in the body of your email. Attachments with pitches will not be opened.
You will receive a response with approval, feedback, requests for alterations within 10 days of receipt of your pitch.
If you have more than one idea, include each under a seperate email.