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Write for Us
Everyday Ayurveda’s mission is to provide readers with quality Ayurveda-related articles—everyday. We welcome and appreciate contributions from our quickly growing online community, and we would love to invite you to write for us.
Have something you want to say? Here’s what you need to know:
We are always looking for high-quality content from Ayurvedic practitioners, yoga teachers or others who can provide well-informed articles founded in knowledge of Ayurveda and/or its sister sciences.
If you are passionate about positioning yourself as an authority in this field, we definitely want to talk to you. While we can’t pay for your work, we can offer the opportunity to have your work published on a professional platform and touch the lives of our quickly growing digital community.
- Word count: No minimums, but posts typically run between 250-1000 words. Please stay under 1000 words. We can also consider longer articles that are divided into a series (part 1, part 2, etc.).
- Tone: Inclusive, accessible, and generally positive. Take a look around and see what we’ve previously posted.
- Editorial standard: Please submit articles that are already well edited. We can’t provide editorial overhauls on individual articles. We will do a general proofreading of each article and may change headlines or sub-headlines to optimize them for our audience.
- Who you’re talking to: The Everyday Ayurveda audience includes a wide range of readers. Some readers have a basic understanding of Ayurveda. Some readers do not, and are simply looking for general wellness advice or are interested in specific health topics. Many others are Ayurvedic practitioners and/or yoga teachers with substantial experience in Ayurveda. Please keep all audiences in mind as you write, even if you are speaking primarily to one segment of our audience.
- Be specific. We’ve found that articles need to have a focused message to entice readership. This is why lists—e.g., “5 Things to Love about Shatavari”—do better than “Herbs in Ayurveda”. We welcome articles that explore subtle subjects, but make sure that the reader can take something away after reading the article. Illustrate concepts with examples; tell stories; make your ideas come alive!
- Keep it real. Your article should naturally flow using the same language and tone you would use while telling a story to your friends. Your article should not read like an Ayurveda textbook but more like someone explaining to you the contents of one chapter in their own words. Be fun and inclusive!
- Keep it personal.Why do you feel this way or that? Tell a personal experience tying you to what you are expressing. Speak from the heart; people can sense when you don’t—even over the internet.
- Original content is not required but always encouraged. If your work has been published elsewhere, please receive permission to re-publish the content on our site, let us know, and be sure to include a link to where the post originated. By submitting your article you are giving us the right to publish it on our site.
- We are not interested in SEO-driven submissions that are not in line with our philosophy. If you work for a content farm or are a freelancer who writes articles for the sole purpose of linking up keywords in an effort to boost SEO, we are not interested. If your submission or bio references or promotes a business or service that is not in line with our philosophy (e.g., a weight-loss gimmick), then we are not interested.
- Please send your article in the body of an email message. That means, if you’re using Word, for example, you would paste the text of the Word document into your email.
- Sharing is caring. Once your posts go live on our blog, please share with your friendsvia email, your website, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media. The more people who view your post, the better it is for you and for us.
- We love connecting with new contributors. While we cover a lot of ground, Everyday Ayurveda consists of just a few people. As such, sometimes we don’t respond to every submission. We can assure you, however, that we carefully read every single submission that we receive. If your post has been accepted, we generally respond within 10 days. You’re welcome to submit again with a different post after you’ve waited 10 days.
- We reserve the right to edit submitted material. Your work rocks, and we are grateful for it, and we will never change extreme amounts of the content without contacting and working with you first. Most often editing applies to grammar and format. We also frequently make changes in the article title that improve readership.
- Images: If you have photographs, illustrations, charts, maps or other images you would like to publish with your article—and if you own them—great! If you have images that you don’t own but would like to use, please include a link to where you found them. Depending on the licensing of said images, we may or may not be able to include them, and if we can’t we will find something we can use. Images should be JPG format and need to be sized at 420 × 470 pixels to work within our blog format.
- Links in your article: We will typically not include outbound links within the article but will include an outbound link to your website in your bio.
Still with us? Nice! Here’s how to submit your post:
- Email your post to write(at)everydayayurveda.org.
- Please include your working title in the subject line.
- Please copy and paste your post into the body of the email.
- Images should be sent as attachments. YouTube and other videos can be as links.
- If you are a first-time author, please include a two- to three-sentence bio that includes your website (or other) link. If you are a previous contributor, we still have your bio on file; please indicate if you want to update that bio.
- Also for first-time authors, please send a headshot photograph of yourself as an attachment; this will be included with your bio. If you are a previous contributor and want to use a new photograph, just send it along with your article, and we’ll update our files.
- If your post has been accepted, it will generally be published within two weeks. You will receive an automatic notification (at the email address you provide) as soon as it is live on our blog.
Thank you so much for your interest in contributing to Everyday Ayurveda. We look forward to connecting with you further and adding your voice into the mix!