Contributor Guidelines and Suggestions

Here are a few guidelines and suggestions to help you get started.

Never blogged before? Don’t let the fear of the unknown stop you from getting started! If you read this page and still need some support to help email [email protected] We will review your Instagram feed and help you out with some ideas to get started. 

Relevant, Unique Topics
Some of our readers favorite topics are:

  • Bullet Journaling
  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Hand Lettering
  • Crafts / DIY

Lots of screenshots and step-by-step tutorials make for a post with impact! If you are submitting a seasonally-relevant or holiday specific post, be sure to submit at least 45 days prior to the holiday so we can get into the editorial calendar.

Editing
We will edit your post and we may change the title. Please know that our edits are not a judgment on your writing! We want to make sure that every post gets the best possible exposure, and we make our edits with that goal in mind. Major revisions or suggestions may be sent back to you.

Images
Our site requires that every post have at least 3 original images (but we always love more!). Images must be at least 1000px wide – ideally uncropped and unedited. Only upload photos that you own. Images found on Google Image, Flickr, Pinterest, etc are not permitted.

Post Length
Your post should be a minimum of 300 words. Be succinct but provide enough detail for someone who is more of a novice than yourself. Use headings or steps to break up a lengthier post.

Author Bio
Your bio should be 3 to 4 sentences about who you are and what you’re all about. We recommend including a link to your blog as well as your Instagram handle. Author bios appear at the bottom of the post along with a headshot.

Author Headshot
Your headshot (which can be any photo of you) should be at least 150px wide and 150px tall. We crop into a circle shape when inserting into the box.

Ready to get started? We are excited to read your submissions.


TERMS

Prior to submitting, please read and agree to the below licensing terms.  By submitting content, you are agreeing to the following terms.
Licensing Agreement between you as “Author” and ProductiveandPretty.com (“Three Eleven Publishing LLC”). Author will create all applicable copy and photography for the Posts, as outlined in Exhibit A. The Parties agree to the following:
1. COMPENSATION. Three Eleven Publishing LLC shall pay Author $30 in USD unless otherwise negotiated and agreed upon via email to [email protected] Payments will be made within 30 days of the completion of each Deliverable.  All payments will be made via PayPal.
2. GRANT OF LICENSE. By submitting content to Three Eleven Publishing LLC, Author hereby grants to Three Eleven Publishing LLC a non-exclusive license to use content (regardless of the form or medium of such content, whether text, videos, photographs, audio or otherwise), submitted to Three Eleven Publishing LLC now or in the future (collectively, the “Materials”) for use or possible use on Three Eleven Publishing LLC’s website, ProductiveandPretty.com (the “Site,”) in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.  The license granted hereunder includes the perpetual, world-wide right to edit, reproduce, use, display, license, print, publish, promote, distribute, store, and otherwise exploit the Materials (either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work), in connection with the Site, or in any other manner and in any medium or forum, whether now known or hereafter devised, which is related to or derivative of the Site in any way including promotion or marketing of the Site.  Three Eleven Publishing LLC agrees that it will use its best efforts to give proper attribution to the Author each time the Materials are used.
3. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. Author shall be solely responsible for Author’s submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. Author represents and warrants that Author has the full legal right, power and authority to grant the license provided for herein to Three Eleven Publishing LLC, and that Author owns or controls all rights to the Materials. In connection with each of your submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that:
1. You own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Three Eleven Publishing LLC to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all such submissions to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by Three Eleven Publishing LLC and this Agreement;
2. You have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in such submissions to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by Three Eleven Publishing LLC and this Agreement. In furtherance of the foregoing, you agree that you will not: (a) submit Material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the Material and to grant us all of the rights granted herein; (b) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage us or any third party; or (c) submit Material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate. Three Eleven Publishing LLC reserves the right to remove or not publish submissions without prior notice.
4. INDEMNIFICATION. Author shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Three Eleven Publishing LLC and its licensees, successors and assigns, and each of its members, officers, agents, and employees from all liabilities or losses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or related to Three Eleven Publishing LLC’s exercise of the rights granted herein.
5. GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Connecticut.
EXHIBIT A
DESCRIPTION OF DELIVERABLES
Deliverables include:
• 300-word blog post
• At least 3 high quality images (full size, minimally over 1000 pixels wide)

HOW TO SUBMIT

Visit our contributor Google Drive Folder. Create a folder with your name (if you don’t already have one) and add each post you contribute in a new folder within your folder. Any questions should go to [email protected]

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