Does TMS accept guest posts?
- Yes, however, each submission is accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Does TMS pay for guest posts?
- No, we don’t. We’re willing to republish blog posts or articles that you retain the rights to.
What are you looking for from a contributor post?
- Contributor articles must be original and exclusive to TMS. Because of the very large volume of submissions we receive, we will contact you only if we feel able to accept your piece. If you do not hear from us within five business days, please feel free to submit your article to other publications.
- We focus on first-hand accounts and lifestyle contributions. It is recommended that you read through the articles linked as references to gain an understanding of what our publication is interested in to increase the chances of your post being published.
- We encourage all budding guest contributors to simply read the site to get a feel for the types of topics we cover.
- Please do not send us the topics we’ve already covered.
- For lifestyle contributions in our lifestyle segment: We’re always on the lookout for contributors in our lifestyle segment, and we focus heavily on food & travel, health & fitness, entertainment and tech. We seek engaging and thoughtful content. Whether it is advice or analysis, it needs to add genuine value to our readership. *For Entertainment submissions, we are interested in genuine industry news and art, music, film and literature pieces – not celebrity gossip.
- See an example here.
- For first-hand accounts for our Voices section: We seek honest and raw human experiences derived from current affairs.
- See an example here.
How can I submit a contributor post?
- You are welcome to send our team either a story pitch prior or a full draft. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org the following details:
- A working headline.
- A bullet point list of key points the story would cover or the full draft as a Word document or Google doc.
- An author bio, including details on your expertise that make it clear why your opinion on the topic should count to readers. The person presented as author must be the actual author.
- Disclosure of any conflicts of interest. For example: Does your company stand to benefit from the messaging in the story? Do you have partnerships or investments that relate to companies or technologies that will be covered in the story?
- Indicate which vertical you think it belongs in. We receive lots of submissions every day, but you will definitely hear back if we’re interested.
- All contributors are expected to sign a contract prior to a piece being published.
- Please do not send any press releases, interview requests, or news tips to our guest-post addresses. These should instead go to our news team at email@example.com.
- If you’re attached to a company or looking to write about any area in which you have a vested interest, please make this explicitly clear in the subject line and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We will always add our own editorial flair, however, we will always try and retain your voice throughout. This may include article edits as well as heading changes.
- Author bios will be edited to fit our publication’s style.
What we are looking for
- Unique analysis, commentary, and expert opinion. Our writers cover many many topics – you can write about a similar topic, provided you offer an original viewpoint corroborated by facts.
- The inside scoop. This means news or stories you can’t find anywhere else.
- Primary reporting. This means you talked to the person(s) or company featured in your story and have direct quotes.
- Accuracy. This includes spelling, grammar, and facts.
- We don’t like to go by a hard-fast word count. However, 750 words is typically what we aim for. A better rule to go by: Take the space you need to get across what you need to say.
- Nothing fluffy and generic that doesn’t add value to our audience.
- Nothing overly difficult to understand by the general public.
- No attacks, profanity, conspiracy theories or defamatory statements.
- Posts that infringe upon another person’s intellectual property.
- Keyword marketing or paid links. Adding keywords to increase SEO or driving readers to websites for promotional purposes is not tolerated and we will flag your email.