Submissions

Twice a year we host an entire month of guest posts. That’s right, an entire calendar month where we show off YOUR thoughts on raising godly men in OUR main space.

Me casa et su casa amigos.

March 2013 marks our first guest month at Boy Dads. We’ll host two per year, but we want YOU to send us your very best, ORIGINAL, pre-edited work by February 20, 2013. (Under normal circumstances, we will not accept posts previously published on another site). This is your time! Make it your best! Have it edited! Most of the people we ask to become permanent parts of our team started out with amazing guest posts…hint, hint).

Here’s what to do:

  1. Send your post to boydadsinthetrenches (at) gmail (dot) com.
  2. Please do NOT send your post as an attachment. Copy and paste it right into the body of your email, making sure it is completely HTML-ready.
  3. If we can use your post, we will email you to let you know as soon as possible. Please don’t email us again to check on the status of your post. If your post can be used, we will email you. If you do not receive an email you are welcome to submit your post elsewhere.
  4. If we can use your post, we’ll tell you the date and time it will go live in the email.

Some things to keep in mind as you submit:

  • This is a family-friendly website. We reserve the right to accept, deny, or edit all submitted posts. No questions asked.
  • Our mission is to provide a safe place for boy dads to laugh and communicate about raising godly sons. Please keep your posts in line with our mission.
  • 500-700 words
  • Please use at least one picture in your post. Size it somewhere close to 500 x 300 and be sure to give credit where credit is due. We recommend using your own photos when possible.
  • Please include a brief bio and thumbnail photo of yourself at the end of your post. Feel free to include links to your own site where appropriate.
  • If you have older children and plan to talk about their mistakes in your post, please do it gracefully and with their permission.
  • Please use care in the way you talk about your spouse. Ask yourself this question before you submit, “how would I feel if she wrote about my failures this way on a public blog for all the world to see?”
  • If you are chosen to be a guest-poster, please post about it at your website (where applicable) to send your traffic to us that day. But don’t post the article word-for-word at your site. This kills SEO (search engine optimization) and hurts us both. In fact, we’d even love for you to use an entirely different title if you can, and not include any of the text from your post on your own site. In other words, get creative.

That’s it! We’re looking forward to your posts dads!

Note: Please only send guest posts when our guest post month is open.