Guest Posting Policy
Getting Smart® welcomes ideas that stimulate thoughts and discussion around innovative learning strategies, technologies and practices that inspire students at all ages to learn. We believe that our blog benefits from a wide range of authentic opinions from educators, education experts, learning enthusiasts and more. On Getting Smart, we welcome guest authors to join our conversation about innovation with thought-provoking posts that will serve the interests of our audiences. However, Getting Smart does not accept guest blogs from authors whose sole purpose is link sharing. Our guest blogs are reserved for dedicated education writers, leaders and advocates. Getting Smart reserves the right to refuse content and remove links and bios from submitted posts.
Submitting and Publishing Articles
We accept guest articles on a case-by-case basis unless some other agreement has been established between Getting Smart and the guest author. Please submit a draft of your article that meets to the following guidelines to Editor@GettingSmart.com for consideration and review:
- Write an original guest post in 1,000 words or less.
- Provide a catchy and descriptive title for the post.
- Use proper spelling and grammar.
- Give credit and site content where necessary.
- Disclose any conflicts of interest.
- Optional: Submit quality photos that relate to the article in two size formats (feature image size 482 x 335 and thumbnail size 225 x 225).
- Authors may submit original or personal photos, graphics, diagrams, etc to be used within the text. Photos and graphics created by other individuals or companies must be listed with one of the following creative commons licenses: Attribution (CC BY), Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND) or Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA).)
- Write a brief author’s biography in 150 words or less.
- If applicable, submit your professional Twitter handle for publishing.
Upon submission, review and approval, Getting Smart will publish the article to www.GettingSmart.com.
We accept timely and relevant articles to year round events and news. Weekly, Getting Smart publishes the following article types:
- Opinion pieces in EdTech, Learning and Leadership
- Top 10 lists of tools, apps, models, etc.
- Product, app, book, or movie reviews (Disclosure: Getting Smart will not publish articles from technology providers that deliver a sales pitch or excessive product push.), and
- News roundups of the latest releases and launches.
Getting Smart does not guarantee compensation for guest article submissions. Getting Smart considers compensation for guest articles on a case-by-case basis. Submitting guest authors must submit requests for compensation with the article via email. Compensation must be approved in writing (i.e. email, fax or letter) before the article is published to www.GetttingSmart.com.
Terms and Disclosure
Getting Smart reserves the right to edit content, spelling, grammar, etc. upon approval from the author. Getting Smart reserves the right to refuse to publish any works submitted for review for any reasons, which it is not obligated to disclose to the guest author. Reasons for rejecting a guest article include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Inaccurate information or facts
- Excessive grammatical or spelling errors
- Irrelevance to the blog, its existing content, theme and focus
- Product push, marketing speak or sales pitches
Getting Smart also reserves the right to remove any published works by a guest author from www.GettingSmart.com without prior warning or explanation to the author. All original content submitted by the guest author will remain intellectual property of the author.
By submitting a guest authored article for review, you are agreeing to the terms outlined in this Guest Posting Policy. For questions regarding guest authoring or guest articles on Getting Smart, please contact Editor@GettingSmart.com.
Getting Smart reserves the right to change this Guest Posting Policy at any time.
Last Updated: May 2013