Join Our Writing Team

Are you a dancer, or a DJ? Maybe you’re a dance instructor, a promoter, or possible a venue owner? If you are one of these, do you also like to write? If you answered “yes” to these, then we have a volunteer writing opportunity for you. Yeah, I know. We’d love to be able to pay you but for now, this is a pro bono writing opportunity. We can help you get your writing seen and drive some traffic back to your home website. Guest authors will receive a social author bio that shows your photo along with a mini biographical sketch and links to your site or social media pages. The picture below shows how your author bio could look.

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Salsa4Life accepts article submissions to help spread our passion for art in motion. This includes Salsa dancing, Bachata, Kizomba, and other dance styles that are common in the Latin dance community. If you would like to submit an article, please review the guidelines below.

 

Article Submission Guidelines

Primary Objective

To keep it simple, “Useful” is the operative word here. We seek to publish content is simply useful. We define useful, educational, inspirational, informational, or entertaining.

Audience

Salsa dancers….and people who also enjoy other related Latin club dances like Bachata, Merengue, Kizomba, or Cha Cha.

Length

Articles should be from 400-800 words.  However, other media forms (audio/video) where relevant, are also covered under these guidelines.

Perspective

Articles should generally be written primarily from a second or third person perspective. There are exceptions of course, but generally speaking, minimize the use of I, me, and my. An exception to this guideline would be a piece that documents a an interview you conducted or a testimonial about your personal experience, or a report on an event you attended.

Tone

Articles should be written in a tone and language that the general public would not find offensive.

Unique

Articles should be original.  Copying someone else’s article is not allowed and it violates copyright laws unless written permission has been granted by the owner to reprint the article.

Proofread

Article content should be submitted in a form that is near ready for publishing.  Our editorial process will adjust any small grammar issues.  Formatting is not needed, as it will be handled during the publishing process.

Authorship

Include a three or four short sentence bio at the bottom of your submission.  It should include any contact information you want shared with the public, e.g. email, twitter, fb.  If you wish to remain anonymous then let us know and we’ll just use “Staff Writer” as the author.

Publishing Rights

Submission of your article to us constitutes your permission for Salsa4Life to publish the article as is, or with whatever edits we deem necessary.  Your submission further indicates that you are the rightful owner of any article you submit to us.

Unsolicited Submissions  and Revisions

Any material you submit will be reviewed for publication.  Unsolicited submissions may or may not be accepted for publication. Any requests for revision will be sent to you via email.  Please try to return revisions within one week.

Publication Schedule

The final edit on your submission will queue it for publication.  We cannot predict how soon after acceptance a given work will be published.

Contact and Submission Information

Questions and submissions should be sent to salsa4liferva@gmail.com

Below are ideas for types of articles originally published on Problogger.net and republished at  http://popcorntheblog.com/2013/05/20/20-types-of-blog-posts/:

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Instructional: Teach readers how to do something.
Informational: Define or explain a topic.
Reviews: Give your opinion on a product or service.
Lists: Ahem…like this one
Interviews: Ask a few great questions in a Q & A and let your subject deliver the insight.
Case studies: Walk readers through a real-life situation.
Profiles: Choose a person you’ve researched, and write about the arc of his or her career. Highlight the qualities that have contributed to their success.
Link posts: Find and link to a great post on another site. You can include a comment of your own or a quote from the post.
Problem posts: These focus on the downside of a product or service. Or they can help readers solve a problem they may be facing.
Comparison posts: Contrast two approaches that outline the pros and cons of each choice.
Rants: “Get passionate. … Tell it like it is.” Stir the pot a little, but with caution about the potential range of reader responses.
Inspirational: Find a success story or imagine living life in peace.
Research: Gather stats or do a survey, and convey some meaningful takeaways.
Collation posts: Choose a topic your readers might find helpful, research what people have said, and round up these ideas under a thematic umbrella.
Prediction and review posts: Sum up the year in review or what’s to come.
Critique posts: Stay lighter than a rant; offer constructive thoughts respectfully said.
Debate: Present a discussion between two people, a blogger and visitors, or even yourself talking about two sides of an issue.
Hypothetical posts: Imagine something that could happen and its implications.
Satirical posts: Be funny. But proceed with caution as humor can be misconstrued.

Memes and projects: Try to write a post that’s interactive in some way. Maybe an award, contest or quiz. Go viral! (Hey, you never know.)

 

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