How To Be A Guest Blogger In Five Easy Steps

We Love Guest Bloggers!

We love the fact that there are so many talented people who can encourage us, offer tips or inspire us to be amazing writers. We think that there’s so much to learn about writing and publishing that we have no choice but to crowd source our knowledge and learn from each other. We also thing that Guest Blogging is a great way to meet writers, discover their books and develop new fan crushes!

We’d love to have a guest blogger post once or twice a week. If you are interested in writing for us (this is an act of love, no monetary compensation is involved) then let us know.

Here’s how:

1. Become a member of our Facebook Group 10 Minute Novelists. Friends will always be a higher priority to us than strangers. If you want to join 10 Minute Novelists, all you have to do is click this link and ask. We’ll let you in!

2. Send Katharine Grubb a PM through Facebook pitching your blog post idea. We’re looking for 600-800 words that are mutually beneficial to the readers of this website. Great topics would include time management, developing craft, publishing tips, marketing ideas or other writerly passions. We also have a series called Why I Write. We’d love to hear what it is about writing that propels you to create. Topics that will get an automatic rejection include: politics, religion, graphic erotica, and anything else that is not so writerly.  Do not send an email. Go through Facebook. This will prove to us that you actually read this post.*

3. If we approve your idea, we’ll send you the email address to which you can submit your post. We’ll also give you a deadline and day that it will be scheduled. Please include a non-bathroom selfie photo of yourself, a link to your blog or other website, your sales page for any or all your books and any other important things. We want to point our readers to you and your books.

4. If you provide your own pinnable graphics, you’ll be our hero. Pinnable graphics usually have the title of the post on them and some sort of photo or illustration. These are important because this is the image that we pin on Pinterest. 

Here are some examples we made on CANVA:

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5. This is the most important thing: Write a good post. Be clear. Check for spelling and grammar mistakes. Respect your work, your readers and us.

It takes a lot of work to keep the content on this website fresh and fun. We’re more than willing to return to good writers for future contributions.

Thank you!

*Don’t even think about sending us an email saying, “I’ve looked around at your website and I think my articles are perfect for you.”  Eye roll earning behavior like that will definitely go in our next book. Please understand all email submissions will be ignored.  Writers who respect our preferences are always welcome.


Katharine Grubb is an author, poet, homeschooling mother, camping enthusiast, bread-baker, and believer in working in small increments of time. She leads 10 Minute Novelists, an international Facebook group of time-crunched writers. She lives with her family in Massachusetts.