Writing Guidelines

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We love to share our platform with other well-versed writers and story tellers!

For guest writing opportunities please submit the following to alisamgzn@gmail.com:

GENERAL NOTES

  • Check spelling and grammar
  • Long-form content is preferred (600 words and more)
  • Keep the title of the article to 65 characters or less. Include keyword(s) in it.
  • Write an etching description (up to 160 characters). This description is what readers see after titles. Make sure to write a description for your article, and make it etching!

KEYWORDS

  • Provide 3-6 keywords you want to target (a single word or combination of several, for example, vegan brownie, sugar-free, daily recipes, carrot cake, balcony gardening, hidden emotions, etc). Write the keywords separately below the title. E.g.: Title: xxx. Keywords: yyy.
  • You may use Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) Keywords. Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) keywords relate to your keyword. They give an idea of what relevant things people search for. LSI are at the bottom of Google search results. For example, if we search “vegan brownie,” we see this:
  • Include keywords in the title and headers. Keywords should also show up in subheadings, but only when necessary.
  • Include your keyword(s) in the first paragraph and several times within the body text.

REFERENCES

  • Internal links are links to other pages on AlisaMagazine site. Include several (but not too many!) internal links early on (optional).
  • External links are links to other relevant and authoritative sites. For instance, a peer-reviewed journal is usually a better source than an individual’s blog.
    • If you want to underline where certain information in your article comes from or it is a paraphrased quotation taken from another author (external links), use an upper index to create a footnote: Include important information about the source in a footnote. If it is a digital source, add a link in a footnote.
  • If your article is not sponsored, write a short disclaimer at the end of the article. In this case you may include some references to relevant, authority sites for free.
  • If your article is sponsored: references or direct links to sites, promoting goods, services, etc., will be charged.

Two general templates for references:

  1. Author, Title, date, source. E.g.: Health aspects of peanuts as an outcome of its chemical composition by Rabiatu Bonku, Jianmei Yu. Food Science and Human Wellness 9 (2020) 21–30.
  2. Source. E.g.: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jsfa.8980

ILLUSTRATIONS

  • Provide a descriptive image (jpg, png) for the article as a separate file (optional).
  • Provide a few relevant images within a text (optional). Include these images in the text where you think it might appear and also send it as separate files.
  • Provide titles to the relevant images. Preferably, they should include the keyword.
  • Use images from Creative Commons (preferable) or your personal photo archives. You can search Google for images that carry a Creative Commons license by configuring your advanced search settings the following way:
    • Navigate to Google Images and select “Tools” on the right, just below the search bar;
    • In the options that appear, click “Usage rights;”
    • In the dropdown menu that appears, select the license that suits your needs.
  • Always attribute images to their respective authors. E.g.: “Image by [name of author]” or “Source: [website name and link]. 

BRIEF BIO

  • Provide info about you, your website (if applicable) and contact information.

Wish you a creative day!

Alisa Palatronis

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