Guest Posts

GuestYes, I love having guest posts. Real ones that is.

If you want to to a guest post here at About Freelance Writing please look over the site. And please read this post:

Guest Posting – How To Piss Me Off!

If you’re writing for a client please, email me about the link you want to include in your post… and don’t be offended if I say no and offer to sell your client an ad.

And I won’t accept any post that endorses or links to essay sites – those that offer to do homework for folks.

Assuming I haven’t scared you off…

A guest post here works like this:

You submit an article on something, almost anything, about freelance writing. You don’t need to ask in advance, but you can if you’d like. If you do query, include the title and tell me you’re not going to use essay sights.

It should probably be between roughly 500-800 words.

It must be something that’s truly helpful to freelance writers.

If you want a much longer or shorter piece it’s possible, but let’s talk about it a bit in email.

You’re welcome to link back to your site in the body of the post or to other sites, but know that I recognize spam posts when I see them and will reject them out of hand.

Write a brief bio with your name, your website or blog (with its link)  and maybe the kind of writing you specialize in.

Attach a picture of you or point to one on your website – pictures aren’t required, but they are nice to have.

You can attach a word file or put the article in the body of the email – either works. If you’re using word, use a minimum of special formatting ’cause most of it won’t work in blog form. But tell me what it is in the body of the email.

If I plan to use it I’ll let you know although I usually won’t know when. When I do use your post I’ll email you the link. Any help with promo is appreciated. Know too that I cannot promise you when the post will appear.

If I don’t want to use your guest post I’ll just return it to you saying no thanks. I won’t make any comments beyond that. You can, of course, hire me to coach you in writing, which includes improving it and marketing it.

There’s no pay, but maybe a bit of glory. You will be talking to one of the most interesting and supportive audiences interested in freelance writing on the web. Your article will also go in Abundant Writing News, my 2x a week newsletter that goes to well over 4,000 folks who have chosen to receive it.

If you want to put a copyright notice on the article please do.

Now, this is really important: Put the words ‘guest post’ in the subject line of your email. If you don’t I’m likely to lose you to spam. If you don’t hear from me in a day or two figure you got eaten by my spam filter and send an email alerting me to the fact I’ve lost you. We’ll get it sorted out. You’ll find my email address on the contact page.

I naturally reserve the right to refuse a guest post and also to edit a guest post. If I do anything but minor edits I’ll let you know before publishing.

I’m looking forward to seeing and publishing what you write.

Please, skip any of these guidelines and your email and article will be deleted and I will not even tell you. You have no idea how many spam proposals and articles that have nothing to do with freelance writing come in over a month’s time. I want that time back! (Yes, I’m yelling!)

Write well and often,




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kanger evod October 3, 2017 at 8:12 pm

Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thanks, However I am encountering issues with your RSS.
I don’t understand why I can’t join it. Is there anybody else getting the
same RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer can you kindly
respond? Thanks!!
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Anne Wayman October 4, 2017 at 9:55 am

No clue why you’re having trouble with RSS. Seems to be working for many. You can sign up for the newsletter here: and get a free ebook.


Biswajit Sengupta July 27, 2017 at 1:04 am

will articles in my blog qualify for guest posts?


Anne Wayman July 27, 2017 at 7:11 am

no, both of us could be penalized by google for duplicate content


alonegocio silva June 22, 2017 at 8:31 am

I’d love to do one for you! West recently posted


Anne Wayman June 25, 2017 at 8:54 am

Follow the instructions! That’s why they’re there.


Anne Wayman July 1, 2017 at 8:52 am

Follow the directions in the article please.


Arianna August 10, 2014 at 2:22 am

Since this is an old post, I was wondering if you still accept guest posts?
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Marlene Affeld May 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Always enjoy your posts. I appreciate your sound advice for freelance writers endeavoring to establish an online presence. I am submitting a guest post by e-mail. Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts.
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annew May 3, 2013 at 7:02 am

You’re more than welcome, Marlene


Chris October 8, 2012 at 2:14 am

Hello, Anne, sweetheart. I swear you don’t look a DAY over 21.

Right, well – I’m something a little different. I’m really into writing about Islamism, multiculturalism, race, political correctness, free-speech, world-events et al. But, I have SO many other things in my head. I want to write about beautiful things. I want to create aches in people’s tummies. I want to create random droplets of verbal, sugary goo to smother over everybodies brains 🙂

My Blog is really new. I’m just about to build it up now. But oh, God; the things I want to write about!

I’d love to do a guest-post on the role of men and women in relationships, maybe?

I PARTICULARLY excell in Erotica, though. So I could do that?

Anyway, hope to hear from you. Goodbye. It was nice to meet you.


annew October 9, 2012 at 7:39 am

None of those topics, worthy as they are, would seem to qualify for a guest post here.


Luana Spinetti April 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Hi Anne! 🙂

I sent an idea, but probably it ended up in spam because I didn’t hear back from you. If you didn’t get the email, I can send it again (saved a draft).

– Luana S.


annew April 18, 2012 at 9:58 am

Luana… email sent… try again.


Suzanne J Wells December 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I love writing about writing. Let me check whats nesttled among those folders. There’s gotta’ be somebody there, seeking a breathe of fresh air who seeks the merrymaking of the season. Yes. Let me check.


annew December 21, 2011 at 4:32 pm



Elizabeth West November 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I’d love to do one for you! I’ll get right on it. 🙂
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maura casey November 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Hi, Anne. I like your website and your blog. I’ve got a website myself, but haven’t gotten around to blogging and would like a conversation, if we could, about the nuts and bolts of how you do what you do. I admire your work.
Here’s what I can do for you. I wrote opinion at daily newspapers for 26 years, including as an editorial writer for the New York Times. I still write for the Hartford Courant, which basically can write something about oped pieces and opinion writing if you want. Maybe the 10 best ways to get your opinion piece published. How’s that? Or, the 5 markets you haven’t thought of for your writing. I think that simply writing annual reports is a vastly overlooked market — and a lucrative one. In our state, any non-profit is required by law to produce an annual report, so it’s an ongoing need in organizations. Anyway. Let me know what you think. Maura Casey


Anne November 17, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I’d love the how to get opinions published… and I like the other one too… how about both or am I being greedy?


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