Article Submission and Writing Guidelines For the Black Man With A Gun Blog

Thank you for interest in writing for the Black Man With A Gun. I am accepting articles but they must be of value to my audience, be positive and pro-gun. They must be respectful and without profanity. They cannot disparage any political party, individual, or business.  There may be a charge to post if I don’t know you personally.   This is a community I protect.  Sources cannot come from gun control groups as their data is biased or incorrect.

Please use the following guidelines for submission of articles and other material, as well as a few friendly pointers on writing for the web.

Submission guidelines

Articles should be at least 500 words and can address a wide range of subjects in the outdoor, hunting, gun rights community. Topics can include shooting, gun reviews, gun laws, concealed carry, marksmanship / training information, the US Constitution, gun rights history your personal shooting experience, your opinion on gun-related news issues, how you solved a problem, and commentary on. Students, you can convert class papers or projects, posters, and podium presentations to articles and publish them for increased visibility.
Remember, if you share your knowledge, your audience will be large and growing. Articles should not be overtly promotional. Rather, they should provide interesting or helpful information. Any links cannot go to porn, or gambling sites.

You can email me at black man with a gun at gmail.com if you are uncertain about your topic.

You can write your article using MS Word or other text program.

Cut and paste your article into the text editor from or Word or other text file. Please do not copy and paste directly from a website or blog writing program. (Note that your article is not saved until you submit it for review.)

Attach a royalty free image using the thumbnail upload feature. The article should have at least one non-copyrighted JPEG attached Of at least 700 pixels in length to the email when sent.

You may include a brief bio (about 2 sentences) of yourself or company at the end of your article with a link to your website. (The article is attributed to you and your name is hyperlinked to your profile.)

Add a title.

Write a short description of your article (for the Description box).

Writing Guidelines

Writing for the web is different from writing for other media. Please follow these guidelines to ensure your article finds its broadest audience:

1. Be clear, concise and direct. Web visitors are busy people. They are browsing, not exploring a journal or settling down with a good book. If web visitors don’t quickly see relevant content, they will move on.

2. Use headlines, bulleted lists, pull-quotes and graphics — but don’t make the pages so busy that the eye has nowhere to land.

3. Always remember who your readers are. What kind of people are they? What are their interests and concerns? Then use a tone and language that suits them.

4. Use the active voice. For example, “The pitcher threw the ball” instead of “The ball was thrown by the pitcher.” Active voice gives your writing immediacy and power.

5. Use the same words and phrases your readers use. This will boost your SEO (search engine optimization) rankings.

6. Keywords will also increase your article’s SEO. Keywords are words or phrases that describe the content of a web article (or other web material) and are recognized by search engines.

7. Include valuable links. If useful content exists elsewhere — on or off your website — link to it. Your readers will appreciate it and Google just might too.

 

And finally, we are charging $20 per article for unsolicited material to post on this site.