Gymventures welcomes contributions for the sections outlined on our website, we also publish bylined posts/articles. Meaning we’ll include the author profile along with the writing.
Ready to go on a venture with us? Great! Here are a few things you need to keep in mind and adhere to if you truly wish to contribute to Gymventures.com.
Our audience consists of all fitness enthusiasts. Articles may be targeted specifically at women or men, or even a specific demographic/niche (i.e. women over 35, etc). Article title should reflect this.
Guidelines for Writing
- 800-3000 words articles
- We are look for great content, not “good enough” content.
- Use captivating titles – it needs to grasp attention and make a visitor want to click it! As a good reference, check out this guide from Copyblogger.
- Tone should be a friendly, almost casual tone, don’t stuff the article with jargon of the profession/industry, medical terms noone knows, and redundant monotone style.
- Your uniqueness and your voice is most certainly welcome. If you happen to be recognized or an attributed author, you can use the term “I” and you’re welcome to clearly state your thoughts and express your enthusiasm.
- Should you publish on our site using the “gymventures” general account, however, use the term “we”to convey the message.
- Make it fluid, and easily readable. Utilize smaller paragraphs, pictures, subtitles, and lists.
- When citing sources or accrediting studies, be sure to credit the source with a hyperlink. Gymventures takes the approach of not accepting secondary studies/sources and require original sources/studies, published/released in official professional magazines.
- If all else fails, use this as your North star for guidance: Please do not claim anything without proof and/or backup!
- Quotes from people should come directly from the horses mouth through personal interaction. That is, only quote them if you had a conversation or interviewed them, please refrain from using secondary sources (i.e. their statements in other interviews).
Guidelines for Formatting
- Accepted formats are Word and/or text files.
- All Titles and Sub-headlines should always be formatted in title case.
– See what title case is all about in this Wiki article here
– Use an online tool to help you: http://capitalizemytitle.com/
- Subtitles are Heading 2 and in title case, always.
- Lists/lineups such as 5 Best or 10 Best items/products should always be unordered list format or Heading 3.
- Be sure to utilize teaser breaks. In order to split up the body and teaser.
- You can use bold, but don’t over do it, refrain from underlining or using italic.
- Spacing should be used often and generously. Separate paragraphs with emptiness, just hit Enter to inset blank line.
- Do not underline, do not use capital letters and please do not excessively use exclamation points.
- In need of some more examples, be sure to follow the AP (Associated Press) instructions on writing style: You can find it here, please take a look.
We positively, 100%, absolutely, ONLY accept 100% unique content. Please save time and avoid submitting content copied from elsewhere or something that is clearly based on another post.
Read the guidelines and still believe you’re the one for the task at hand!? You are exactly who we’re looking for!
Submit your article proposal via our contact us page and pleas include a brief description of the article/post idea. We’ll do our best to respond to you in a timely manner.