Write For Us

Thanks for your desire to write for us. There are three ways you can write for Unbound Northwest:

Guest Posts:

You ay write a guest post on Unbound Northwest on any of the following topics:

  • Health
  • Home/Home Improvement
  • Business/Entrepreneurship
  • Travel
  • Tech
  • Outdoors
  • Food
  • Sports
  • Automotive
  • Yachting/boating

Please pitch your ideas before you start your article, and look around the site before you send anything. We are a new site, but we have several contributors and plan to publish several articles a week on various topics. If your subject is time sensitive or related to a news story, please note that in all caps in the subject line. Please do not abuse this tag, and use it for stories that are not time sensitive, as this may result in your being banned from posting on the site.

Pitches

Send your idea, a short bio, links to a few writing samples and links to your social media profiles. The way this site will grow is by authors sharing their articles and linking back to them from other sites. If you are just starting out, and want some tips on growing your social media presence, see this article. Whether your pitch will be approved is not solely based on this, but it helps if you are an expert in the category your are pitching in.

Links

You may link to relevant, authoritative sites in your piece. No gratuitous or affiliate links, please. If you need these kinds of services, Unbound Northwest is open to talking about them, but you need to be honest and ask first. Violation of these guidelines will result in your article being removed, and you being banned from the site.

Link Building

Link building on this site is fine. The links in your piece do not have to look natural: they have to be natural. If you need guidelines on this, see this article by Matt Cutts of Google. Links must go to websites that are legitimate sources or otherwise enhance the reader experience.

This does not mean that we are opposed to link builders contributing to our site. This means you must be honest about your affiliation with any brand you are linking to. If you work for an agency or are freelance link building and wish to post regularly for link building purposes, see the two types of sponsored posts below.

Regular Contributors

Want to write for Unbound Northwest on a regular basis and be part of our team? We are now accepting applications for regular contributors.  As was stated above, we are not a paying market at the moment. However, a spot on Unbound Northwest can give you a voice, and a chance to build up a new audience.

The only requirement for regular contributors is that you write for Unbound Northwest at least once a month. You may write in any category. Your bio and byline will appear next to your articles, and you will have access to WordPress where you can enter articles without the need to pitch first.  Your articles will still go through editorial review.

To become a regular contributor, you must first write three guest posts for the site or contact the site administrator to apply. In the future, we will be looking for editors to handle each category of post, and other staff positions, so this is an opportunity to get your foot in the door of what we hope will be a fun and profitable site.

Sponsored Posts

Advertisements

You may advertise on Unbound Northwest, provided your product fits the needs of our users, and even your ads or sponsored posts provide a good user experience for our readers.

Sponsored posts will be priced dependent upon your needs. Contact the site administrator for details.

SEO/Linkbuilding

If you work for an SEO agency and are link building for your clients, you may guest post on our site, but if you are doing so regularly, we will have to charge you for the time we spend editing and managing your posts. This rate will vary based on the number of posts you want to post weekly or monthly and your specific needs.

Posts must still be well written and relevant, and follow all other Unbound Northwest Guidelines.

A NOTE ABOUT PHOTOS: You must use photos that are royalty free. You can find these a number of ways. If you are not familiar with this process, see this article about finding free photos on the web. The use of any photo that is not royalty free will result in the article being removed from the site, and your contribution privileges being revoked.

ABOUT PLAGIARISM: Your work must be your own, and not copied from any other source. Plagiarism will result in you being banned from the site.

Publishing Rights

Your article must be unique, and not be published anywhere else for 90 days after its publication date on Unbound Northwest. After that, rights to the article revert back to the author, but it is our hope that you would not post your work anywhere else exactly as it appears on Unbound Northwest. You may, of course, publish similar work on another site, and you are encouraged to link back to the original post on Unbound.

That’s it. Ready to get started? Email all pitches, applications, or questions to info@unboundnorthwest.com.