Write It Sideways

Write It Sideways Regular Contributor Search

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Note: The search is now closed to new applicants. Those who applied will hear back by November 3rd. Thanks!

I hope you were able to watch the video above, but for those of you who couldn’t view it, here’s the gist:

I’m holding a search for regular paid contributors to Write It Sideways because I’m four months pregnant with twins!

Being a busy mom of two boys already, things are likely to be quite hectic around my home for the first six months after the babies arrive (and probably beyond). Still, I’m not ready to give up on Write It Sideways, and I’ve been thinking about how to keep it running smoothly while I adjust to this huge blessing in my life.

I’m also finishing my eBook, The Busy Mom’s Guide to Writing: Maintain your mommy-groove and achieve your writing goals, and hope to have it available in the next couple of months.

This is where I need your help.

The Write It Sideways Regular Contributor Search

The regular posting schedule at Write It Sideways involves two posts per week, including two excerpt critique posts per month. Total: eight posts per average month.

What I propose is to bring on two regular paid contributors to write two posts each per month. Add to that two excerpt critiques per month, and two articles written by me per month. Total: eight posts per average month.

My vision is that Write It Sideways readers will continue to get quality content, while benefiting from the different points and view and personal experiences of other writers, all while giving me a chance to recuperate and enjoy spending time with my children.

Think you might be just the person to contribute? Keep reading.

Regular Contributor Search, Application Guidelines

Please read the following carefully as incomplete applications cannot be considered.

To be a regular contributor to Write It Sideways, you must have:

While some previous writing experience is desirable, it’s not strictly necessary for the right candidate. Ideally, candidates will be familiar with writing in a WordPress website.

The first round of the application process includes a short online application and providing an unpaid guest post to be used on Write It Sideways. I’ll shortlist the most suitable writers who will then be required to provide a second unpaid guest post. The top two writers from the shortlist will then be offered a six-month paid contract, writing two posts each per month.

How To Apply

To be considered, please action the following by November 1, 2011 at 9 am EST.:

  1. Complete the Contributor Application Form.
  2. Send me a guest article to be used on Write It Sideways. Please do your best to follow the Write It Sideways Style Guide when writing and sending your article to me at suzannah [at] writeitsideways [dot] com.

Not all applicants will have their guest posts used on Write It Sideways. If your application and guest post are not used, you’re free to post your article on your own blog or offer it as a guest post to another blog.

Write It Sideways features only original content, which means guest articles must never have been used on your own blog or somewhere else on the internet.

The Successful Applicants

Those who make it through the first round of the application process will be sent further information about the second round.

Ultimately, the top two successful applicants will be reimbursed at a rate of $15 per article (payable monthly via PayPal), and will:

Please keep in mind that regular contributor positions are rarely paid (I’ve acted as a regular contributor on three blogs and have written over 30 guest articles for various sites, and have never been paid), so this is a great opportunity for people looking to earn a bit of cash while expanding their writing portfolios.

Questions?

If you have questions regarding any of the guidelines, please feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email via my contact form. I look forward to seeing your applications over the next few weeks!

Again, to be considered, please action the following by November 1, 2011 at 9 am EST.:

  1. Complete the Contributor Application Form
  2. Send me a guest article to be used on Write It Sideways. Please do your best to follow the Write It Sideways Style Guide when writing and sending your article to me at suzannah [at] writeitsideways [dot] com.