On this page you will find information on our article requirements, article types, styles and formats and the qualities of a good article.
- Posts must be 750 words or more, preferably over 1,000 words and less than 1,500 words. Post length is a factor in determining approval for publishing. Keep in mind that articles should maintain quality and context. Extending an article’s length artificially is obvious to the reader, and more likely to be declined.
- Posts must be in English – If you have an article in another language, please have it translated for submission. If English is your second language, please ensure that you have the article edited by an English-as-a-First-Language editor.
- Posts Must be on-topic. Please see the list of Articles Wanted, or understand the Topical Categories of go-beast.com. All Guest Posts will be accepted and reviewed by our editorial staff, but if they are off topic, they will be rejected immediately upon review.
- Posts must be original pieces with unique content written for Go-Beast.com. Guest Posts cannot be republished at any time and should not be reproduced anywhere else on the web including your own blog (neither party benefits from duplicate content).
- Posts must be non-promotional (Not filled with links). A Guest Post should never read like an advertisement. If the post has affiliate links or is a blatant sales pitch, it will be rejected. Repetitive submissions of spammy articles will result in prohibition for further submissions. You should not write articles around topics to justify a link to your blog and you should not actively encourage visitors to visit your blog. Promotional content, which advertises for-profit services (including gambling sites) or indecorously plugs the author’s own written work will not be approved. Approved Authors will be permitted a link in their Author Bio that you can link to anywhere you’d like. If you are an established Author, you can apply to become an Author with Go-Beast.com. Or, if you are just getting started, but still want to submit Guest Posts, you can write as a Contributor (no Contributor Bio links) and once you have successfully submitted (and we have published) 3 Contributor Guest Post articles, you will graduate to Author status.
- Posts are unpaid – All guest posts at this time are unpaid. However, we can provide you with a TON of value that will benefit your own career and business ventures.
- Post may be edited for spelling, grammar, content, context, markup and optimization for search engines. If an article requires extensive editing, the Guest Post author will be notified and provided an opportunity to object or revise their work, or it will be declined with a note to the Guest Post author on the issues.
- Posts must be factually correct and referenced – We will do basic fact checking, but we expect you to do the same. Where necessary, references and resources should be linked to. Again, this should not be used a self promotion tool.
- Authors grant License to GoBeast – consent to the full article, extracts, samples or examples from it appearing in other GoBeast sites, products and services. By submitting an article, you grant a license to go-beast to be the exclusive publisher of the article online. You may republish extracts online – for example on your own site – however the article in its entirety should not appear elsewhere. You may also republish the article offline in any way you wish – e.g. sell it to a magazine, submit it to a book.
Article Type or Style Suggestions
The following list outlines what sort of style or format you might take with your articles. Take anyone of the Topical categories above, or specific Article Topics below, and apply one of the following styles to it. For example, you might write “Who should try The GoBeast” -style #4 below. Or “Popular Resources for Juicing and Blending” -style #11 below. Of course there are many different Post Types you might explore. These are just to get you started.
- What is it? History, Encyclopedic content from a personal perspective (objectivity required)
- Who is it for – Health status, demographics, physiological and psychological needs etc.
- Who it is not for – Health status, demographics, physiological and psychological needs etc.
- When should you do it – Signs of the time of need, and planning the diet for success.
- How to do it – Ingredients and Instructions
- This List Article – Top 7, 11, or ??? – Questions, Mistakes, Tips, Best examples, Worst Examples and much more
- Made Famous By – Who created or made popular? Who, where, when, why and how?
- Celebrity Associations – Which celebrities have been known to endorse or rumoured to have tried
- Recommended Reading – Top 3 selling books or best quality or cult favourites.
- Recommended Products – Essential hardware, software, utilities, tools etc.
- Most Popular Resources (Websites) – List of and short review of top 3 forums, blogs and others.
- Haters – Detractors and their viewpoints.
- Variations – Are there different approaches or hybrids? What are they and how are they different?
Ok, so this is a little high-school for most of us. But we should be reminded that website publishing rely’s a great deal on Search Engines, and so a little concept called Search Engine Optimization is particularly important. In order to Optimize our content for the Search Engines, we need to have a nice tidy format to the content. Please recall the basic structure for organizing information:
- Introduction of Topic, and Problem (Thesis)
- Introduction of Points 1, 2, and 3 etc.
- Middle – Body
- Point 1
- Point 2
- Counter Point
- Point 3
- End – Conclusion
- Summary of Points 1, 2, and 3 etc.
- Call to action
- Leave a comment, ask a questions, take action. Ask the reader to do something.
Qualities of a Good Article
Please understand that we are a community helping each other, and so the content we create should strive for a standard of helpfulness. Consider the following guidelines when writing your articles.
- READABLE – We’re a community publication, not The New York Times. We want to present quality content, but we believe this content is best received when written with a dose of personality. Write like you’re having a conversation with a friend, not like you’re writing a final paper for a difficult professor. Please look at our website, Go-beast.com and read through some old articles to get a sense of the tone we strive for.
- RELATEABLE – Every article must somehow relate to, and be of interest to, those interested in the “Business of Sports”. Ask yourself, why would I be interested in this? Try to take an angle on the story and craft a narrative around your own experiences. Most of all, be yourself. Characters wanted, apply within.
- RELIABLE – Articles should contain some supporting facts and statistics, but these facts should only come from credible sources. Each source should be linked to either in-text using the appropriate keyword as an anchor (get more information on using HTML to make links in your articles), or directly after the reference in parenthesis. Generally, popular magazines and newspapers should not be used as stick statistical sources, but they can be certainly used for references.