Thank you for your interest in contributing to Best Self! We strive to deliver the world’s most compelling and empowering content for mind, body, and spirit.
We do not pay contributors, but rather offer our platform as a way to build your audience, and, if published, we will promote and celebrate your work beyond the website through our email and social media channels as well. This site is not intended to be used as an overt sales tool; however, we invite you to include links to your own work, sites and/or content.
Generally, we only publish articles that are written by either experts in their field or writers sharing personal stories or with direct, personal experience with the topics they are submitting.
We do not typically accept submissions from ‘professional writers’ who are writing on a topic as a means to generate backlinks for a client.
We welcome a variety of submissions, from short lists or “how-to’s” to longer explorations, though we usually favor more in-depth articles. We also encourage:
- Including personal story of your connection to the topic
- Helpful, actionable ideas/strategies/tips
- Crafting an intriguing introductory paragraph that will pique reader interest
- Word count of 800 – 2500 words, but shorter or longer is fine, if appropriate for the content
We look for high-quality content (with original perspective/concepts and greater depth than one can easily find with a Google search), free of spelling or grammatical errors, that can serve our audience as they reach for their best selves.
Please take a moment to look through the input fields — we suggest that you get all your assets together beforehand so that you can efficiently copy/paste them into this form in one brief sitting. If you experience any problems, or have questions, please contact [email protected].
With few exceptions, we only consider original content (which you can then re-publish elsewhere after we publish it). If you would like to submit previously published content, please email us separately to explain where else the work has appeared (for example, an excerpt from your book or article from another magazine) so that we may give it due consideration.
We review all submissions, but cannot respond to every one. If we publish your piece, our editorial team will contact you. Typically, we publish within a few days to a few weeks. Of course, feel free to check in with us at the support email above, if you wish to know the status of your submission.
Thank you again — we can’t wait to see your great work!