I was super stoked, as I’ve always wanted to have my work published somewhere.
But how’d it happen?
PREPARING → PITCHING → PUBLISHING
Since it had been a busy couple of weeks, I decided to go down the syndicating route for publishing – using an existing blog post of mine and offering it to be republished elsewhere. I figured this would be an easier option since I could just browse through my archives and pick something from there.
One of my favourite posts on Life With Isabelle is my Learning To Love Waking Through The Night article. It’s a personal piece, and something that I thought might resonate with others so I chose to try submitting this one.
Normally, the “preparing” step would involve brainstorming ideas for an article and possibly drafting its content. In this case, preparing meant:
- Choose an appropriate existing post
- Double and triple check it for spelling or grammatical errors
- Format appropriately and ensure any links are valid
To pitch a blog post to Huffington Post Australia, you need to send an email to email@example.com.
I introduced myself, explained why I thought my post was relevant and interesting and therefore worth considering, and included the body of my post in the email itself.
Less than 6 hours later…I got a reply email from one of the Huffington Post editors saying they’d like to publish it!
If your post gets accepted, you’ll be asked to also submit a brief bio, any social media links and a headshot photo. After that, just wait until it goes live on their site!
Then share the link with your family and friends, and maybe even write a post about how you managed to get your writing published
Do you want to submit to the Huffington Post? There’s nothing to lose – just give it a shot!