If you are interested in writing for us, please start with a submission. We don’t want to see samples of your writing or approve a subject beforehand, but please do your homework and know the types of articles we publish.
We won’t publish what we call “fluff”. We respect our readership. They are smart and informed. We are looking for in-depth articles that educate, the kind of articles readers will want to bookmark and save for later.
If we like your submission, it may be published on one of two sites: Organic Lifestyle Magazine or Green Lifestyle Market.
We Now Compensate Writers When Articles Meet Specific Criteria
We encourage you to write a good bio and to use all available social media links. We want to establish an ongoing relationship with you to help you promote yourself, your business, or your cause through your writing.
We will not pay for every article we publish; however, we will pay $100 for articles that are profitable to us. If an article makes at least $200 in profit through advertising revenue, it will be considered a feature article. There is also a bonus structure for social sharing. Here’s how our payment structure breaks down:
- $100 – Featured Article
- $50 for 1,000+ Social Shares
- $100 – 10,000+ Social Shares
- $200 – 50,000+ Social Shares
Article shares must be reached within six months of publication for bonus eligibility.
An author of a featured article that gets 50,000 shares or more within six months of the article’s publication will receive a total of $450.
Shares can be seen at the top of each article by the social sharing buttons.
What We Are Looking For
Posts for submission should be at least 400 words. There is no maximum word count. We prefer longer in-depth articles.
Topics include, but are not limited to, natural health, fitness, agriculture, gardening, healing, recipes (must be gluten free with a focus on healthy vegetarian, vegan, and raw) human rights, animal rights, sustainability, off the grid, and environmental issues. We are looking for timeless articles as well as news and current events.
Gardening posts do well, as do posts relating to raw foods and anything vegan and vegetarian. Recipes are always welcome. All content must be original and not published anywhere else unless you receive prior approval from us.
Examples of Articles That Do Very Well
- Healthy Sugar Alternatives
- How Plumbing Not Vaccines Eradicated Disease
- Cheap and Easy Detox Diet Plan
- Homemade Vitamin C
- Mulberries and Mulberry Recipes
- Garlic – The Most Amazing Herb On The Planet
What You Should Know
We edit! If the edit is extensive, we will ask for your approval before we publish.
Our editorial guide is the Chicago Manual of Style. Let’s just say this… we like the Oxford or serial comma, and if you leave it out, we’ll put it in. You could impress our editorial staff by putting it in yourself.
If you want to republish an article from another website, or if you’re hoping to publish on OLM and then republish the same article on other websites, please see our FAQ page.
Links in Articles
Please do not place links within the main body of your article. We do not want to push or pull readers to another website while they are reading our publication.
Bio and Social Media
Every author is given the opportunity to add their bio, their website link, and multiple social media links. This is where you sell yourself, not in the middle of your article.
Links in Conclusion
You may add one or two links in your concluding paragraph to send traffic to your website (or any other website.) All links must be relevant to the article and enhance or further the reading experience. If links in your conclusion read like spam, they will be removed. We may also add our own links in your conclusion as well. Please use smart links.
You may add a “Further Reading” section below the article, above the sources like the image shows above, with one or two links for further reading. Please use the link style as seen in the image. Do not repeat links from your concluding paragraph.
Please add a “Sources” section to the end of the article with all relevant sources, with the link styles shown in the image.
***BEFORE CONTACTING US***
Please carefully read this entire page before sending a query about writing for OLM. We will get back to all writers who follow our instructions, but we will no longer respond to those who do not. If no submission is attached, your query will be deleted.