What are we looking for?
Truth-telling, emotionally real and honest stories — so that our readers see themselves in you. We also appreciate blog posts that educate our readers in a systematic way, as with steps or bullet points, or breadcrumbs if you will. And of course, along the way, who doesn’t love funny?
“Write what should not be forgotten.”
We are always excited by original, well-written stories. To ensure that your content is aligned with our work and mission, please read over the guidelines below. Our guidelines will answer many questions and tell you how to prepare your submission.
We accept submissions on these themes — and the many “textured aspects” of them:
- Thinking about divorce
- Dealing with divorce
- Rebuilding/recreating after divorce
- Life as an independent woman
- Major life challenges
Who’s our audience?
The SAS tribe and readership are made up of women of all ages and stages in life — and divorce. Some are thinking about it, some are dealing with it, some are rebuilding their lives afterward; while others are here to learn about “change” and how to adapt to major life challenges. We are all kinds of women, who live all over the world, but we all long for community and connection and are seeking to move forward with integrity, compassion and self-love.
“Every word a woman writes changes the story of the world, revises the official version.”
After reviewing our publishing guidelines below, we invite you to submit your post to [email protected]. We will get back to you with any questions we may have and will also give you an idea about when you might expect your piece to go live.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
SAS for Women’s Writing Guidelines
Thank you for considering an article for our website: www.sasforwomen.com Within the divorce world, our educational website has served as a touchstone for women since 2012.
In general, our audience is English speaking but international. They are educated women ranging in age from 30-70 years old. The largest cohort is women in their 40’s. Regardless of age, each and every one is looking for an education, solutions, information, insights, and hope for coping and thriving beyond divorce and other crises.
The best way for us to communicate how to write to our audience is to imagine sitting across the table from a girlfriend and your wanting to share your best information with her. How do you speak with her? Think conversationally when possible — try to be funny, warm, and engaging.
1. Please know your content must be original and not published anywhere else. If you intend to re-use material please alert us and let’s discuss.
2. If you are new to blogging and would like some tips, we suggest this brief and informative article .
3. If you are a professional blogger seeking to promote a link, please write directly to SAS letting us know the link you want to promote ([email protected]). We will reply directly to you with details on our publishing process.
4. The article should be about 800 – 2000 words. Try to include subheadings. The more words the better, but do not sacrifice value.
5. Use an active not passive voice when you write. Strive for words with emotions and color. Aim to be concise and specific. And give examples or anecdotes about what you are trying to illustrate.
6. Avoid corporate sounding, or multi-syllable words (write “use” instead of “utilize” for example.) If you are using legal terms, please explain them whenever possible.
7. Particular words: Use “Ex” not “ex.” for former spouse. “Coparenting” not “co-parenting”. No hypenation.
8. FYI, we like to acknowledge same-sex marriages and that our “Ex” is not always a male.
9. Try to cite 1 well-known, well-trafficked source that links to studies or facts. See this SAS article for an example. Only 1. Too many external links do not support our SEO strategy.
10. Please insert page numbers.
11. At the top of the page, please write your name the way you would like it to appear in the byline. “By Donna McCellen” for example, or how you want it to read.
12. If you seek to promote a link, it cannot be in the first paragraph. This link can be to one of your blog posts, but not landing pages. You CAN promote your landing page in your last bio paragraph.
13. Regarding the last bio, paragraph: If you choose, at the end of your article, you may include a 3 sentence paragraph that tells the reader a little bit about you and your work. Invite the reader to contact you directly through your website, social media, etc. (Provide 1 hyperlink.) This can go to your landing page. It is your Call to Action. You may choose to offer the reader a gift (a free consult, an invitation to join your mailing list, etc.)
We welcome any questions you may have at any point in the process of brainstorming and writing.
After reviewing our publishing guidelines, kindly submit your piece to [email protected] Put “Guest post” in the subject line.
We will get back to you with any questions we may have and give you an idea when you might expect your piece to go live. We will also alert you when it’s published so you can share it.
Due to the production process and publishing schedule, we cannot guarantee when your piece will be published. (It may take 1 to 4 weeks.) SAS for Women publishes one time per week and there are an array of subjects that must be covered from an editorial perspective. If you have a particular urgency, please discuss with Liza Caldwell at [email protected]
Thank you for your desire to provide divorce help for women and to shed more light on the journey, its challenges and your discoveries. We look forward to the beginning of something wonderful!
“A word after a word after a word is power”