HWC Writers Blog Submission Guidelines

I’m looking for articles of interest to fiction writers in the categories of Motivation, Writing Skills, Revision, Publishing, and Fiction Marketing.

Length: 1000 words or more

Pay: $25/article PLUS

Author box at the bottom of your article that includes 250×250 image and up to four backlinks:

Your website OR link to a salespage for your current book, plus any three of the following…

  • Twitter feed
  • Google+ Profile Page
  • Linkedin Profile Page
  • Xing Profile Page
  • Facebook page

And Personal Author Archive (example shown here) with all your articles (and ONLY your articles) on your page

Acceptable attachments: .txt, .doc, .docx, pdf, or .rtf file formats

First English language rights in digital format.

Exclusive rights for 30 days from date of article publication.

Queries and articles go to the HWC Bloggers board.

You get access to the HWC Bloggers group and the board here:

The button above will put you into the private HWC Bloggers group, giving you access to the HWC Bloggers Information Room and the HWC Bloggers Forum. If you don’t have a site membership, it will create one for you. Membership is free, but will be created through the Shop interface to create the necessary access.

Please include the single applicable category for your article:

  • Fiction Marketing
  • Motivation
  • Publishing
  • Revision & Editing
  • Success Stories
  • Writing Skills

Articles for the Editorial are developed internally, are not open for submissions, and are unpaid.

Student Success Stories are developed internally and are unpaid. Interviews with successful writers are open for query and are paid.

All queries and all submissions are now done through the private HWC Bloggers board, and are addressed to the attention of Editor-In-Chief Deb Gallardo.

Contracts will be issued for completed articles. Payment will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the signed contract.

Frequently asked questions:

  • Do I have to be a member of Holly’s Writing Classes submit?Yes. The blog exists in part to help my members gain some additional promotional opportunities for their fiction. But membership is free, and continuing your membership does not require a purchase at any point.
  • I want to submit something I’ve already posted on my blog. Is this acceptable?No. I require that the work be original and written for this site, this audience, and with our focus in mind.
  • When do my rights on my article revert?
    Your rights revert to you thirty days after publication on this blog. Prior to that point, we suggest linking to your article on this site from your own site, which gives people who follow the link your article, and access to your archive of other articles, as well as your outbound promotional links.After 30 days, you may post the full article on your blog or submit it elsewhere.