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CraftsCrazy Guest Posts Wanted

Guest Posting Guidelines for CraftsCrazy.com

Last Udated: May 19, 2016

If you have a crafting website, you can submit a guess post with a link to your site and social media accounts in your author bio. CraftsCrazy gets around 5,000 visits per month. If your post is published, I will share it on my Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages. Here are some examples of the types of posts I’m looking for:

Crafter of the Week

The Crafter of the Week column will profile talented crafters. These articles will run as a Q&A-style interview accompanied by photos of the crafter and some of his or her best products. Feel free to nominate yourself if you’d like to be featured. My e-mail address is beth.parker.writes@gmail.com. I will need high-quality photos of both you and your work for this column.

Pattern Roundup Posts

Modeled after my most popular post to date (Adorable Baby Shoes and Slippers), these posts present a round-up of a specific type of craft pattern—for example, colorful crocheted afghans or chain maille jewelry designs.

There should be at least 10 patterns or tutorials included in each pattern round-up, with a photo included for each one. Don’t worry about getting permissions for photo usage; I’ll take care of that. You must link to each pattern from the round-up post, and if it is a paid pattern, please indicate the cost. Try to use free patterns for at least half of the items. You can include up to two of your own patterns, but please disclose the fact that they are yours. The rest of the items must be someone else’s designs.

Crochet, Knitting, Scrapbooking, Quilting, Jewelry Making, and Miscellaneous Craft Columns

Each of these columns will focus on a specific technique, something at least a little bit above the beginner level. You should assume that the reader already knows how to crochet a chain and do the basic crochet stitches (single, double, half-double, treble), for example. So, an article on the basic knitting cast-on is out, but I might be able to use an article featuring some more advanced cast-ons. If possible, plan to include photos or videos to accompany your post.

How to Pitch Your Guest Post

Please send an e-mail to beth.parker.writes@gmail.com with the proposed title of your guest post and and a brief summary of what you plan to cover in your post. Also tell me how you are qualified to write the post. For example, if you want to write about three ways to make bobbles in crochet, come up with a descriptive but catchy title, tell me a little about each method (or give me the name if it has one), and tell me how long you’ve been crocheting and what, if anything, you’ve written about crochet in the past. If you’re a blogger, include a link to your blog.

If I like your idea, I’ll give you the go-ahead to submit your first draft.