Unfortunately, at this time I am not accepting guest posts.
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Have a great fish topic that you want to share with others? Consider writing a guest post for The FishLab!
I accept guest posts about fishkeeping for everyday people. Note that very few requests are considered and even fewer requests result in articles published at FishLab
If you are interestedin writing a guest post for FishLab, send at least three topic ideas to me using this contact form.
Please send me the topic ideas before writing the article so I can let you know whether the topic has been covered before or if it’s a good fit for our readers.
Please note that I get many requests each day for guest posts at FishLab. Unfortunately, I cannot respond to all inquiries. If you want to get my attention, address me by name and show some knowledge about fishkeeping.
Do not send me an unsolicited article until a topic has been approved.
Some ideas for topics:
- New and interesting fishkeeping news
- How to care for a specific breed of fish
- Helpful fishkeeping tips
- Notable aquarium gadgets
Please also send me links to your blog, if you have one, or writing samples at other blogs. If you send me links to writing samples credited to other authors or that does not credit you as the author, your request will be immediately rejected without an opportunity for reconsideration.
Authors who have not previously been published on the Internet will be considered only in rare circumstances.
The article must be your original work, not published elsewhere, including your own website.
Articles should be saved in .docx format, in Google Docs, or embedded in the email.
You must agree to respond to comments from readers. Readers often have questions about articles and, by writing about the topic, you are their expert. Comments are open at Fish Lab for a limited time after publication. Failure to respond to comments may mean forfeiting author links in the article.
Guest posts need to be written in English. I don’t require perfect English, but I have to be able to understand what you’re saying. I reserve the right to edit the article for grammar, spelling and readability.
Proofread your article closely. If your article contains a lot of typos then your chances of publication are significantly reduced.
No overly complicated scientific terms. This is a beginner blog about aquariums and any topic needs to be explained in plain English as simply as possible.
Please include headers, if appropriate, to break your article into smaller sections
There isn’t a strict word limit, but 500-1000 words should be a target
Please include images that you have created yourself or are free to use under Creative Commons. Include a link to the source of the image and give credit where appropriate. Attach image files separately, do not embed them in your article.
You may link to your website in your bio. If you include any links within the article, they must relate to the topic being discussed.
Provide an author bio. You may include a Gravatar image and Twitter ID, if you have them.
Please share your guest post at FishLab with others using social media, email, etc.
Note that I have a zero tolerance policy about affiliate links. If you include one in your article or bio, the post will be rejected without an opportunity for you to edit the article to remove the link. I receive many requests for guest posts and I simply do not have the time to deal with posts with affiliate links.
I check each guest post draft for plagiarism. If I detect either plagiarism or copyright infringement, your post will be rejected without an opportunity for editing.
Benefits of writing for Fish Lab:
Reach an audience of engaged readers who are eager to learn about fishkeeping
Bring readers to your website
Sorry, no compensation is paid to guest authors.
What you can expect:
After you have sent me topics, I will let you know which topics, if any, would be a good fit for fishlab.com.
After you submit the article, I will review it and let you know whether I will consider it for publication and whether any changes need to be made.
Approval of a topic does not guarantee that your guest post will be published.
I will try to publish your guest post as soon as possible but publication dates cannot be guaranteed.