We welcome and love new contributions from our growing community. Here’s what you need to know:
Word count: No minimums but posts typically run between 250-800 words.
Tone: Inclusive, accessible, and generally positive. Take a look around and see what we’ve previously posted.
Original Content: We ask that posts submitted be unique and original to Charles & Hudson. We do not accept posts that have already been published elsewhere online (not even on your personal blog) or that you plan to distribute to other websites.
We are not interested in SEO-driven submissions that are not in line with our philosophy: If you work for a content farm or are a freelancer who writes articles for the sole purpose of linking up keywords in an effort to boost SEO, we are not interested. If your submission or bio references or promotes a business or service that is not in line with our philosophy, then we are not interested.
Acceptance: Since we do not compensate contributors for posts, we’re more than happy to include a byline and your brief bio containing links to your website, Facebook, Twitter accounts, which we will promote when your post goes live. Please keep your bio to just 2-3 sentences. Charles & Hudson is a great resource to promote what you’re doing and some of our contributors have leveraged their posts into book deals and other awesome home design and DIY focused gigs and careers.
By submitting to Charles & Hudson you acknowledge that you accept our terms, and any form of editing that might occur on behalf of the Charles & Hudson editorial team.
What Do We Look For?
We try to give our readers content about wellness that is informative, inspiring, and entertaining.
We are interested in helpful posts with actionable tips or surprising facts, such as “10 Reasons Why Your Lawn Needs Help,” or “5 Tips for Fixing a Leaking Faucet”
We also love personal stories about your home. Did you remodel your kitchen? Install a fire pit? Share your story with readers!
Guidelines & Tips
Only one space after a period when beginning a new sentence.
If your post contains links, please search Charles & Hudson before linking to outside sources. We have a wealth of content that might be just what you’re looking for.
If you’re including links, please note them in brackets after the appropriate text, like this [http://www.charlesandhudson.com]. Please do not hyperlink.
Please send your post in the body of the message. (That means, if you’re using Word, for example, you’d paste the Word document into your email.)
Personalization is always great.
Once your posts go live, please share with your friends via email, your website, Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media you use. The more people who view your post, the better is it for you and the better it is for Charles & Hudson.
We love connecting with new contributors. While we cover an insane amount of ground, Charles & Hudson consists of just a few people. As such, it is not possible for us to thoughtfully respond and engage with each of you, so unfortunately sometimes we don’t have the opportunity to respond to all submissions. We can assure you, however, that we carefully read every single submission that we receive. If your post has been accepted, we generally respond within 7 days.
You’re welcome to submit again with a different post after you’ve waited 7 days.
Sound good? Please email us the following if you’re ready to submit your post:
Your full post with a working title. Please send this within the body of an email or in a word document.
Any relevant images for your post (please send as separate files, not pasted within a doc) with links to original source if you do not own the image rights.
Your brief bio (less than 120 words) with links to your site, Facebook, Twitter, pages. Again, please put any relevant links in brackets like this [http://facebook.com/CharlesandHudson]
A headshot or photo of you you’d like us to use for you bio.
All of the above can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep in mind that if your post is accepted it might require editing which can include copy, title, and image changes. By submitting to Charles & Hudson you acknowledge that you accept any form of editing that might occur on behalf of the Charles & Hudson editorial team.