Guest Contributor Posting Policy

If you’re looking to be a contributing writer on ThinkCivics.com, we would love to have you on board. We welcome ideas that encourage thoughts and discussion on a variety of civic related topics. We believe that ThinkCivics will benefit from a wide range of contributors. That being said, we still need some guidelines around post contributions. There can’t just be any type of article written, so we have these terms and conditions for you to read, understand, and agree before you decide to guest post with us.

Terms and Conditions

  • We do not offer any compensation for contributing writers
  • We do not guarantee any particular site or audience reach
  • We will review your article and post it on ThinkCivics if we consider it to be suitable. Please allow for two (2) business days for moderation and approval.
  • If you would rather email us a sample of your article before committing to writing the entire post, please do so.
  • Please only send original content. We ask that any posts you submit are truly your own work and not published elsewhere. Plagiarism or copyright infringement is not permitted.
  • When quoting others, please make sure to properly cite your source by linking the source in your article.
  • You may include a keyword-rich back-link to your own blog, but please do not submit links to a commercial business or affiliate site. Your post will immediately be rejected if you do. Please do not promote or sell products in your article. This is strictly prohibited.
  • Articles must be at least 600 words long, but no more than 2000 words.
  • Make sure to provide a brief (two-sentence) bio line with submission.
  • Please pay careful attention to grammar and spelling. Please also ensure that your post is relevant to the subject and easy to read.
  • You may supply up to three (3) images per post, which must be your own work or from the public domain. More importantly, you must have possessed the necessary rights to use the images.
  • We reserve the right to reject or edit posts. We may also remove previously authorized articles from ThinkCivics without prior notification.
  • Upon submission, review, and approval, ThinkCivics will publish the article to the website. We understand the work that is exerted to write a blog article. However, the fact that you have written an article and submitted it, does not guarantee publication.
  • We promote our posts on social networks including Twitter and Facebook. We also encourage you to promote your own posts through your own networks, too. You should be proud of what you wrote!
  • If you decide that you would like to publish your post elsewhere (i.e. personal blog), we request that you wait at least two weeks from its original publish date on ThinkCivics before going to another site. ThinkCivics must be cited as the original source along with a link to the article on ThinkCivics.com. After the two weeks, you grant ThinkCivics a non-exclusive right to continue to host and make available your content on our site for perpetuity.

By being a contributor to ThinkCivics, you agree that you are in no way becoming a part of the website, nor shall you hold yourself out to be a representative of ThinkCivics without express permission from the Managing Editor.

All guest contributors are to adhere to the Standards and Ethics Policies.

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