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Thank you for your interest in writing for Project Semicolon Inc™. Please read the following information in order to see what kind of content we publish. If you are an excellent writer who is well-informed about topics related to mental health or addictions then we'd love to hear from you.

What We Write About:

Project Semicolon Inc™ is a professionally-written blog that focuses on the following topics:
  1. Mental and Behavioral Health.
  2. Substance Abuse Treatment.
  3. Relationships.
  4. Effective Parenting.
  5. Counseling and Psychotherapy.
  6. Suicide Prevention
Please note that Project Semicolon Inc™ is not a forum for personal narratives or poetry.

Our Objectives:

  1. Inform readers about issues related to mental health.
  2. De-stigmatize and demystify mental health and mental health treatment.
  3. Provide useful, actionable tips that increase our readers’ quality of life.
  4. Stimulate thought, discussion, and debate.

Who Should Write For Us?

Our preference is to publish and promote articles and essays written by those who have an expert understanding of the subject matter about which they are writing as well as, everyday people with lived experience. We want people who know what they’re talking about. Preference goes to licensed mental health professionals and those with special education, training, or experience in the field. These qualities need to be reflected in your author bio as well, as we want all readers to know whose work they are reading. While you need not be a professional clinician, you are nonetheless expected to know the subject matter about which you are writing. Please demonstrate your mastery of the subject matter in your post. Please do not submit articles if you are under 21 years of age. All authors must be identified by their real name, have an accurate bio, and use a head-shot for their profile pic.

WHY Should You Write For Us?

  • Your own profile pic and byline;
  • Author bio with back-links to your home site;
  • Featured on our Authors Page;
  • Free exposure to thousands of targeted readers;
  • Popular posts shared to our Social Followers;
  • Access to request the use of our "Facebook Live";
  • Add to your resume or online writing portfolio;
  • Project Semicolon Inc™ is a trusted organization.
PLEASE NOTE: Guest posts get one do-follow link in the author bio. Links are not allowed in the content body.

Sponsored Post Guidelines

Project Semicolon does not allow sponsored posts. Any post attempting to advertise for a product, brand or website that sells products will be deleted and it's author banned.

General Editorial Guidelines

Please review the following section so that you understand the type of article we publish, both in terms of content and style. We want every article on Project Semicolon Inc™ to be well-written, informative, authoritative, and well-researched.

Author Identity And Bio

Readers have a right know who is giving them health-related information and what experience, expertise, and/or training that person has that makes them an authority on the subject. Anonymous posts are not accepted. Fake names and fake bios are not accepted, either. In order for your post to be published, you must have:
  • A head-shot of the author as your profile picture;
  • A 50-100 word author bio that lists any relevant education, experience, or expertise;

Tone Of Articles

Articles should be written in either 3rd person. The tone should be informative but down-to-earth. Articles should be written for a web-audience, meaning clear and crisp sentences with multiple headings and short paragraphs. Please avoid technical and/or jargon-heavy writing. The focus should be solution-focused and mindful.

Format Of Articles

All posts must be list-style, how-to, or what is/why-style articles. A well-crafted blog post will answer a question and have the following qualities:
  1. A target keyword
  2. An engaging title
  3. A clear audience in mind.
  4. A friendly, informative tone.
  5. Sub-headings
  6. An introduction
  7. A conclusion
  8. Sources and/or research.

Length Of Articles

We ask that posts be a minimum of 700 words, with an optimal word length between 1000 to 1500. Articles below 700 words will be removed.

Do’s And Don’ts Of Article Writing

DO… Submit Original Posts: Posts must be unique and original to Project Semicolon Inc™. Posts must not have been published or submitted elsewhere online. This includes your personal blog and venues such as Medium and Tumblr. Share Your Expertise and Passion: Project Semicolon Inc™ focuses on mental and behavioral health. You can add value to our work by bringing your own unique voice and views, infused with your own passion and personality. Please write from your heart, based on personal experience and/or professional expertise, and please write as if you’re talking to a friend. The more down-to-earth the better. The best articles are the ones that seem like the author is talking to you, not at you. Choose a Great Title: When choosing a title, think about the reader. What are they looking to learn? What problem do they want to solve? Write your title keeping those things in mind. Use a “Hook” in your Opening Statement: The first few sentences will determine if your reader actually reads or moves onto the next article. Please be engaging, tell the reader exactly what they are about to experience, and make them want to keep reading. Logical & Succinct: In the body of your article…
  • Word Count – Please submit articles of at least 700 words.
  • Sub-Headings – Please split up your content with relevant subheadings to make it easier for readers to follow the logical flow of ideas.
  • Short Paragraphs – So readers can easily digest your awesome article, please keep paragraphs short and succinct (2-3 sentences each).
At Least One Call to Action: Articles should do one of the following:
  • Prompt the reader to consider the topic in relation to their own situation and/or
  • Give practical tips that the reader can easily start applying in their life.
Inspiring Quote/s: We encourage you to include to provide at least one authoritative quote within your article that relates to the topic. Videos Inside Your Article: You are welcome to insert a Youtube video into your article if it is directly relevant to the article topic and the content of that video is positive and appropriate. If you wish to include a video, please ensure you put brackets around the Youtube video URL in the exact place in your article that you wish it to appear. Quote Sources: If your article references data, facts, statistics, or research studies, please be sure to include a link to a credible source. Feel free to hyperlink the text. Infographics: If you have produced an infographic, we’re happy to publish it along with your article. Please make sure to include all the relevant links. If the infographic is not yours, please provide the proper citations so we can give credit. Check Before Submitting: Please spellcheck your work. Read it out loud before you submit it and make sure all errors have been corrected. DON’T… We ask that you avoid doing the following… Don’t send articles that have been, or will be, published elsewhere. Don’t send superficial articles: We want to provide high-quality content that has real substance based on personal experience and/or professional expertise. We are not about spinning content, or about linking just to increase traffic. Please bring your A-Game. Don’t post anything that’s not related to mental health: Please don’t post articles or bio references that promote a business, service, or product that has nothing to do with the focus of our blog.

How To Submit Your Article

The page you are currently on will magically change to a page that allows you to post content after you are approved. Simply check back here using the bloggers link. By submitting articles to Project Semicolon Inc™ you acknowledge the following:
  • Article submission does not guarantee that it will remain published. Articles will be accepted or denied based on quality, relevance, and uniqueness.
  • Project Semicolon Inc™ does not pay for content contributed.
  • You allow Project Semicolon Inc™ to make edits and revisions in order to maintain a high standard of quality.
We reserve the right to:
  • Decline articles submitted, without providing reasons. (It is not possible for us to provide feedback on individual articles. We appreciate your understanding.)
  • Adjust article titles where necessary, in order to optimize reader engagement and SEO.
  • Make edits to articles (including but not limited to spelling, grammar, and paragraph/sentence structure for the purpose of improving readability)

Before You Submit!

If you want your article to be accepted, make sure that your submission is:
  • At least 700 words
  • Well-researched, with links to citations and/or a references list
  • Original
  • Optimized for SEO
  • Has an identified target keyword
  • A List-Style, How-To, or What-Is Post
  • Relevant to mental health/therapy, addictions, relationships, or parenting.

Article Submission

Please submit your article to support (at) Project Semicolon Inc™. You are well advised to contact our editor first at the same address with your article pitch. Please note that all posts are subject to an editorial fee.

What Happens After I Submit An Article?

Your article will immediately become live for our readers. We find it better for authors to see their work live and we give that level of trust, upfront, that you'll be submitting incredible content.

DISCLAIMER: All content and media on Project Semicolon Inc™ is created and published online for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition. Never disregard the advice of a medical professional, or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website.

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