Just BreatheArticle Guidelines, Tips, and FAQ

Please read these guidelines below before submitting any articles to us. By submitting articles for publication on the JustBreatheMag.com website, you agree to our terms and conditions. The most current version of these terms can be viewed at any time at: http://justbreathemag.com/tc/

 

HOW IT WORKS:

(1)    The team of Just Breathe Mag decides if your submitted article is fit for publication.

(2)    All articles have to be submitted in English.

(3)    After your article is submitted, the team of Just Breathe Mag has the right so edit, alter or abridge the text without further notice.

(4)    You own the copyright to your submitted content and you can post it anywhere else you wish. However, by submitting any content to Just Breathe Mag (including text, videos, photographs or audio materials), you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual license to exercise all rights under copyright law with respect to such content, which Just Breathe may use, publish and distribute (along with your name and identifying features) on their websites and other properties and those of their affiliates and business partners, as well as for marketing and promotional purposes, online or offline, in any medium and mode of delivery.

(5)    Just Breathe Mag reserves the right to delete your article without further notice.

 

ARTICLE GUIDELINES:

Length

500 to 1000 words is the perfect length to hold a reader’s attention.
Title

This Is a Sample Title for Just Breathe Mag From the Editors

  • Keep your title short and to the point. Clear, descriptive titles work better than cute or puny ones.
  • Capitalize the first letter of every word, except for articles and prepositions three letters or less (so “From” is capitalized, but “for” is not; “Is” always gets capitalized)
  • Please no all-caps, but if you want to emphasize a word, add italics.

Italics vs. Quotes

Please Italicize:

book titles
movie titles
newspaper titles (after “the”)
magazine titles
television show names
play titles

“Please put in quotes”:

book chapters
newspaper articles
magazine articles
tv episodes
poems

Hyperlinks

Any time you reference an article or a website, or make a factual assertion of any kind, you should include a hyperlink. As we will insert the hyperlink when uploading your article, the link should be clearly marked by underlining the words that are supposed to be clickable and include the link in brackets after those words.

Images

All images have to be .jpg files.

  • Images for standard articles have to be a minimum of 651px wide.
  • Images in features articles have to have an exact size of 980x400px.

Keywords

Provide us with relevant keywords, separated by commas, to describe your article. Keywords help us promote your writing on the site and in search engines.

  • Add topics and ideas referenced in the post, e.g. “nutritious food”, ” health travel”, “wellbeing”
  • Proper names, places, and things work great — people search for nouns more than verbs
  • Think like a Google searcher — what would you enter into Google if you were trying to find this article? That is usually a good tag to use.

Short Description

Provide us with a short description of your article. 1 or 2 sentences are enough – sometimes the first two sentences work just fine. This short description will be used for the metatext and is therefore vital for SEO.

Category

Specify the correct category for the article by referring to the current menu on the website.

Short Bio

Please enclose a short biography 3-4 sentences long as well as a headshot for your bio-box. The picture has to be at least 240px wide.

 

PUBLICIZING YOUR POSTS

We encourage contributors to promote their pieces and send them around. Here are a couple ideas:

  • Email lists: Send a short note with a link to your post to any lists you’re on – whether social organizations, extracurricular groups, or even just your typical family/friends list. Encourage them to comment! Our experience shows that often the more comments a post attracts, the better it does in generating clicks and more comments. Create a community around your post, and help it grow by starting with your own personal community. Encourage your friends to share it as well.
  • Facebook/Twitter: Share your post via Facebook or Twitter!
  • Blogs that cover the topic you’re writing about: Most blogs will have a ‘contact’ email for their proprietor. If you’ve written something you think a specific blog might be interested in, send it their way with a brief, polite note explaining why you thought they might find it interesting (don’t send them everything you write, and don’t send to multiple blogs simultaneously, i.e., ‘spam’ them). It also doesn’t hurt to reference individual posts that they’ve written in your posts, by linking to them.
  • Respond to Comments: Responding to comments on your own post helps the community to grow around it.