If you’d like to write for Read.Learn.Write, you might be in luck. We accept personal essays from contributors that meet the following requirements:

Length: You should aim for 500-1200 words. With that said, if your essay is either above or below that and is exceptional it will not be rejected based on length.

Bio: Please include a brief bio with your submission. This will be included at the bottom of your essay the day it is published.

Response: We ask for your patience in responding to your submission. If you’re patient and kind, we don’t mind if you email to inquire about your submission:

What are we looking for?

We’re most interested in your personal experiences with reading, learning, and writing. Your personal experiences with specific books are our favorite posts to read and publish.

We tend to prefer articles that encourage adult reading which is not to say that childhood reading is unimportant, because it certainly is, but that’s just not our area of focus or expertise.

We are less interested in posts about copywriting techniques or winning copywriting jobs. That’s not because those things aren’t important, but they’re already very adequately covered on other sites. Please don’t pitch or submit along these lines to us.

The best source for learning the kinds of posts we tend to accept for the site is existing site content at

Here are some tips to make the most of your submission:

1. Subscribe to the blog and read some posts before you submit.

2. We don’t pay for submissions at present, although you’ll receive full credit for your post, with a bio and back links. We often have a backlog of guest posts and can only use so many per month. We’re now offering bylines and back links, applause and tireless promotion of your content for a well-written guest post, but unfortunately (so sorry) no financial compensation.

3. We request exclusive first-time on-line publication rights. We reserve the right to reprint your post on other sites and in ebooks. You may reprint the post elsewhere after 90 days. If your post is truly exceptional and has been previously published offline and you own the rights, we may be interested, please get in touch.

4. On the day your post goes up, please respond to comments. Helping drive engagement and social sharing of the post is good for you and the site.

5. If for some reason we decline your submission please don’t consider that a statement on the quality of your work, rather, the topic may have been covered on the site already, or it just may not fit with our overall vision for the content of the site.

6. If your goal is to promote a product or service directed at readers, writers, or adult learners, please see our Sponsorship page.

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