Submit Tips

Are you an indie author, literary agent, editor, marketer, or publicist? Do you have advice for authors taking the self-publishing route, or authors looking for agents, and publishing opportunities?

Then follow our submission guidelines below to pitch us a guest post.

How to Submit Guest Posts

  1. Send an email to
  2. Your subject line should say: PITCH TIPS SHADOW: [insert working title here].
  3. Tell us a little about yourself and include a bio of 25 words or less to be included with your review, if accepted. Bios should be written in third person.
  4. Tell us briefly about the article you have in mind. Don’t send your entire review until we’ve given you the okay.
  5. If your article has already been published online, in print, or in any other medium, please let us know.
  6. If your pitch is accepted, then submit your story.
  7. If the article is accepted, we will contact you to let you know when it will be published.

General Criteria for Submitted Stories

  1. The article must be properly edited before submission. If you need professional editing services, then please contact us about this before submitting.
  2. We do not accept pieces that violate our code of ethics.
  3. Articles must be 400 words or more.
  4. Articles must make use of paragraphs and headers.

What to Expect

  1. Not all submissions will be accepted, but you can expect a response in 7 days or less.
  2. There is currently no charge for submitting your guest posts on our website.
  3. First preference will always go to unique pieces that have not been published online, in print, or in any other medium.
  4. If we reject your offer, feel free to pitch us something else.

Incomplete submissions, and submissions which do not meet these guidelines, will be rejected.

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