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Sapling’s Blog - Guest Writing Guidelines

Submissions must follow all guidelines outlined below or will not be published.

Note that we can never guarantee publishing based on our content volume. If your submission is approved, we'll respond with a publishing date.

This month, we're accepting topics around the theme of HR Growth.

In order to be considered for publishing, your post must:

  • Demonstrate subject-matter expertise and build thought leadership in the area of human resources
  • Be 100% original content and never published online before
  • Follow Sapling's stylistic guidelines (see below)
  • Focus on learning, not the promotion of a product/service

We cannot accept any posts that:

  • Pitch or promote services, solutions or products
  • Mention products, solutions or services in a promotional way
  • Are offensive or inaccurate
  • Present overly critical views of individuals or companies
  • Exist only as link-building schemes
  • Include content from or links to competitors
  • Cover a topic that we've previously featured

Posts should meet the following stylistic and formatting guidelines:

  • 400-1000 words
  • Present topics in the form of a list, how-to guide, tips + tricks or trends
  • Write in a conversational manner using present, imperative tense and active voice
  • Speak directly to the audience without unnecessary fluff language
  • Be fact-checked and cites sources appropriately via a hyperlink (e.g. According to Google Trends)
  • Include an image every 350 words, along with an engaging caption
  • Include an author byline with your name, title, and a URL to your website or blog
  • Use bullets when appropriate without over bulleting
  • Make paragraphs short (no longer than four sentences each)
  • Include 1-3 internal links (to other posts on Sapling’s blog)
  • Include 1-3 external links (from other credible sources)

To submit your post:

  • Send a Google doc or .doc to marketing@saplinghr.com
  • Include the words "Guest Post Submission - [Your Name]" in the subject line