Guest Writer

If you’re interested in contributing to Being Latino Online Magazine, but cannot commit to the Staff Writer requirement of  three articles per month, you can contribute as a guest writer. Guest contributors can submit at their convenience– once a month or once a year. Just follow the guidelines below.

Article Submission Guidelines & Checklist

Submit topic proposal to by Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST. Proposal should include:

  • 2-3 sentence description of topic
  • Relevance to the BL audience
  • Working title

Approved articles must be submitted by 9:00 a.m. EST on Friday to

All submissions will be reviewed and edited by the editors and may be returned for the following reasons:

  • Exceed the 500 word limit
  • Lack of basic writing including Introduction, body and conclusion
  • Lack of continuity and clarity of subject matter
  • Excessive grammar, punctuation and/or spelling errors, improper abbreviations
  • Lack of credible sources/references (Wikepedia should be used sparingly)
  • Other recent articles on the same topic are not referenced
  • Writer shares a personal story without a substantive message
  • Writer addresses reader with questions rather than a conclusion
  • Self-promotion or advertisement
  • Use of profanity or vulgarity
  • Article is not original content (All content must be original & exclusive to Being Latino, Inc. Online Magazine)

Submission Checklist

  1. Test the flow of your article by reading it out loud
  2. Perform a word/sentence count to ensure you’re within the limit of 500 words/3 paragraphs of 5 or less sentences
  3. Save text as a MS Word (doc file, not docx), Wordpad, Notepad, Google Doc. File
  4. Include photo file names (not photos) within text [insert photofilename here]?
  5. Ensured that any video link for embedding is youtube or Google
  6. Include all necessary references as hyperlinks. Remember, if you didn’t see the information first-hand, you got it from somewhere
  7. Include link(s) to other recent and relevant BL articles
  8. Attach one to two relevant photos to the email
  9. Use the article title as the email subject

Want to join the team? Click here for details on how to apply to be part of the Staff Writer team!

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