The process of making a submission for including something on the Guild’s site/blog is very simple.
All you have to do is email it to me at the following link.
Email Link (In case the link doesn’t work for you , our email address is as follows: MentalHealthWritersGuild@gmail.com)
Please note that…
Articles may be submitted by Guild members and non-Guild Members alike. But not by commercially based organisations or agencies or those writing on their behalf. This includes freelance writers who get commission or payment for referring to or advertising said organisations or agencies.
All submissions should include a short “one paragraph” bio introducing the writer and his/her motivation for writing the piece as well as (if present) any link to the Guild.
All articles/posts submitted for publishing on the Guild’s site must be unique and not previously published either in full or in part. You can of course re-blog them on you own site once (and if) they have been published here. In this way we seek to ensure that folk within the Mental Health blogging community are not flooded with repetitive content.
Additionally – under normal circumstances – they should be fairly short. That being no more than two or three (at a push) A4 pages long. Between 1,000 and 1,500 words is a fairly good target to aim for.
Please also note that….
Whilst I appreciate all items submitted – as well as the fact that members are willing to contribute in this way – in order to protect the Guild and to maintain both the good name of the Guild and it’s members, I do have to reserve the right to decline to include or publish any item or items submitted should its content (either in full, or in part, or by implication) be considered to be…
Too controversial or provocative
of a commercial nature or from a commercial motivation
Potentially having a negative effect on our membership or members
Potentially bringing disrepute to those of us who suffer with poor Mental Health or with Mental Illness.
Encourages or inspires stigma against those with poor Mental Health or with Mental Illness.
Likewise I reserve the right to delete or remove any item already published should it be considered necessary or advisable.
Additionally, I reserve the right to edit any item submitted or to delay publications of any item or items submitted in order to…
publish them at a more suitable time
avoid flooding member’s Inboxes.
avoid distracting focus from current threads.
ensure that they are not submitted or seen to be used as a marketing or commercial venture tool.
Please note where any of the above happens every reasonable effort will be made to contact the person submitting said items in order to notify them of the decision to do so.
Please also be aware – and there will be no negotiation on this point – all articles submitted to and/or published on the guild’s site are done so under the strict understanding that there will be no payment or remuneration made for such articles. This is not because we do not value your work because we do. It is simply that as a voluntary non-profit organisation we do not have the resources to pay for items submitted.
Should a piece be chosen to be published it will inevitably be published along with appropriate graphics. This is a cosmetic consideration and also often enhances reader’s enjoyment or appreciation of the published piece.
One last point…
Please know that all articles submitted are very much appreciated. However, I administrate this Guild and it’s blog single-handed. Doing so to the best of my ability within the context of my own general and mental health and general and mental health related issues. Therefore, whilst I do the best that I can to respond to all comments, submissions and emails as promptly as possible, sometimes – such as when my general or mental health deteriorates or crashes – response and replies may take a while or may slip through the net (so to speak). I apologise for this but as much as I try to avoid it, it is part of my mental health.