Below are the style guidelines we’ll use when we edit your posts. Before submitting articles, please review the following:
- Keep the length between 500 and 1,000 words. Greater length may be too long to hold a reader’s attention.
- Capitalize the first letter of your title (as well as proper nouns). Clear, descriptive titles work better than cute ones.
- What would you enter into Google if you were trying to find this article? That’s usually the best way to determine your title.
When you are ready, submit your article from your profile dashboard.
PUBLICIZING YOUR POSTS
If accepted, your article will appear on the Still Got The Blues Music and will also cycle through on our home page.
We encourage contributors to promote their pieces and distribute them to friends, family and peers. Many readers arrive at posts on Still Got The Blues Music via links passed on from friends and other sites.
Social media: Share your post via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and other social media platforms.
Pitching to media. We do not require exclusives, so you are welcome to share your stories through other media outlets. However, we request that you reference Still Got The Blues Music as the original source of publication. Please request that the editor include a link to our site at the bottom of your article.
If you see a typo or an error in your post, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “TYPO” in the subject line, along with a link to the article in the body of the email and an explanation of the typo or problem.
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By submitting an article for publication on the Still Got The Blues Music website, you agree that the terms set out below, which may be updated from time to time, and apply to all articles that you submit to us. If you do not agree to any of these terms, please do not submit your posts.
Submit proper posts. You represent to us that any articles, photos and any other content you submit (1) is your original content or properly licensed content that you have the express right and permission to license to us; (2) does not infringe or violate any law, rule or regulation or the rights or intellectual property rights of any person or entity (or encourage anyone else to do so); (3) is not objectionable, inaccurate or inflammatory; and (4) is not obscene, defamatory, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, or racially or ethnically offensive, (5) is not an advertisement or solicitation of business or contributions; or (6) is not otherwise against the interests of Still Got The Blues Music or our users as a whole. We have the right (but not the obligation) to not publish/remove any or all of your article/posts that fail to comply with the foregoing, or for any other reasons, at our sole discretion without notice to you.
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No guarantees. Still Got The Blues Music provides a forum/blog for your ideas and expression, but is made available to you “as is” without guarantee of any results based upon the publication of your post, is subject to changes and could temporarily or permanently be suspended without notice to you, and without guarantee that it will operate free of errors, viruses, bugs or service breakdowns.
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