Blog Submission Guidelines
Thanks for your interest in helping out with the LessonSociety Blog! Our mission is to publish meaningful articles, guides, and resources that will really make an impact on readers — and we need your help and expertise to make them awesome!
Why write for us?
By helping us out with the blog, you’ll be sharing your expertise with potential students and families browsing the website, plus you’ll earn extra exposure as a LessonSociety instructor! Posts are also shared on our social media channels, and select articles will be used in email marketing campaigns.
How Does it Work?
We love hearing your article ideas since you’re the expert on your subject!
However, please keep in mind that we’re looking for strong ideas that present something relevant to students, but hasn’t been overdone. If an idea or topic has already covered several times, your article may not be accepted. Therefore it is always a good idea to study our blog before you start writing.
Occasionally we may have specific topics that need to be covered and will notify you via email — if you’d like to help out with those, submit the pitch form and just let us know what you’re willing to help with (i.e. articles, videos, audio, research, etc).
- We accept blog articles about the subjects that have been offered by LessonSociety.
- Aim for a length of 500-800 words. Some topics may call for longer articles or divide the article into parts (we’ll work with you on this).
- Articles must be your original work and not published elsewhere on the web.
- We recommend that you send us a pitch of your idea before you begin writing. If we like your idea, we’ll send you any additional instructions along with a link to our submission form.
- Our Editorial Team reserves the right to edit your article, including grammar, spelling, and formatting.
- Personal information, such as email addresses, and personal websites are not permitted. But you are permitted to link back to your listing on LessonSociety.
- Not a LessonSociety teacher? We do accept outside guest posts; in exchange, we’re happy to provide a link back to your website/blog, but we cannot provide payment. Please email email@example.com with your topic idea to discuss.
Writing Your Article
- Before submitting your article, please review the style and formatting guidelines.
- Write to an audience of prospective students, families, or parents. Use your article to share your knowledge, but also feel free to showcase your teaching style and your personality!
- Keep your paragraphs short and break the article into easily-digestible sections (with clear subheadings) or bullet points, so it’s easy to scan and identify your main points or tips.
- Share concrete tips. Typically we do not accept articles that are stories or anecdotes. Instead, keep the beginner in mind and provide actionable, easy-to-understand instructions, guidelines, or tips.
- Don’t be afraid to get creative or take a controversial stance.
- When in doubt, keep it simple. Can your advice be condensed into 3-5 tips? That’s all you need! Add an introduction, and you’re all set.
- Include “extras” when applicable. If you are able to provide additional learning tools such as audio files, YouTube links, or images/charts to enhance the post, we encourage you to do so. If you have ideas for additional media but aren’t sure how to execute them, please let us know so we can work with you!
- Stay positive! Readers should feel inspired to book lessons and learn more.
Published posts will appear on the LessonSociety Blog, tagged with the category you teach. We promote all articles on our social media accounts, and our top articles are also featured in email campaigns and additional promotions.
When we’ve published your article, we’ll give you the link for where to find it. We encourage you to promote your post on your social channels, and add it to your LessonSociety profile so potential students can see it!
**Please keep in mind that pitching and submitting an article does not guarantee to post on LessonSociety.com. Acceptance is determined by the subject covered in the article and the overall quality of the article. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.