We'd like to see blog articles of approximately 500-2000 words in length. If you write a shorter piece--fantastic. If you write a little bit longer, that's good, too. Our reasoning is that most blog readers enjoy shorter essays, so the 500-1000 word mark is a good target to aim for.
Self-edit your work carefully, then copy and paste it into the body of an email. No document attachments please. Type "Blog Submission" or something similar in the subject line so we don't miss it in the inbox.
Write us a short one or two line bio and place it at the end of your piece so everyone can know who you are. If you don't wish to give out your real name, you can use a pen name/avatar name or your initials instead.
We will consider blog submissions from non-Americans, ex-pats, spouses of Americans, our men and women in uniform overseas, etc. It's good to see how the world views the USA. English language submissions only please.
If you have any photos or graphics you've created yourself that help illustrate your piece, please send them along.
Poetry? Why not. If you like to write it and it fits our blog theme, go for it.
Send your blog and a short bio to us in the body of an email to this address:
Decision of the editors on what is accepted and published on the blog is final. We will edit for grammar, spelling, and clarity of expression (and possibly length). We're not looking for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism. We're looking for something the comes from the heart and is shared in your own words.
Copyright will belong to the author of the blog piece. We reserve the right to post excerpts of your work on other web sites to show others what is being published on the blog, but we will not sell your work out from under you.
This is a solely volunteer-run enterprise and there is no payment for accepted submissions at this time. Sorry.
Good luck! Now get to writing that wonderful article!