May 22, 2019

Write for YDP

Do you have a story idea in mind that’s perfect for Your Dark Passenger? If so, you’re in luck. YDP is now accepting guest post submissions!

Submission Guidelines for Your Dark Passenger

In order to ensure we keep the quality somewhat consistent for YDP readers, we have a few important guidelines. Above all else, make sure your topic fits with the theme of the site. For instance, if you’re pitching a “make money online” article, your acceptance chances aren’t good.

For more information about what kind of content we like to see on Your Dark Passenger, please visit the About page.

Style Guidelines

To increase your odds of acceptance, make sure your guest post is:

  • Between 400 and 800 words (but coming in at 801 isn’t the worst thing in the world…)
  • Broken up into paragraphs (we hate giant blocks of text that span the entire post)
  • Interesting, original and on-topic
  • Respectful of YDP readers, writers and staff – we don’t all have to agree, but we do all have to remain civil, regardless of topic or opinion
  • Written using proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Basically…Submit a post long enough to be interesting, but short enough to hold our attention. Avoid hurting our eyes with ginormous text blocks that are hard to read. And all that stuff your English teachers used to write on the chalkboard? Yeah, pretend I’m her and don’t send me a post written the way you IM. While it’s probably creative, I’ll reject or request edits on anything that takes longer than 10-15 minutes to edit and format.

Remember, we like a little snark and a lot of sarcasm at Your Dark Passenger, but there’s a fine line between sarcasm and blatant rudeness.

Images on Guest Posts

We strive to include a relevant image with all posts on Your Dark Passenger. If you submit an image with your guest post, please include:

  • Photo credit name and website
  • License information for photo sharing

If you don’t submit an image, YDP will attempt to find a suitable image for you.

About Guest Posts on YDP

At Your Dark Passenger, you always retain ownership of what you write. We don’t pretend it’s ours. However, in order to post your work on our site, we do require certain permissions and agreements from you. These are:

  • You grant permission for YDP to publish your post on the site for an indefinite period at the sole discretion of the YDP editor.
  • You agree not to republish your guest post on another website for a period of 12 months. (This is to help with search engine indexing and ranking, not because we’re mean)
  • You acknowledge guest posts on YDP are unpaid.
  • You acknowledge the YDP editor has sole discretion concerning the content that will appear on Your Dark Passenger and has the right to reject, request rewrites or edit submissions as necessary.

Ready to Write for YDP?

If you’d like to submit a guest post to Your Dark Passenger, please keep the following in mind:

  • We will not print promotional pieces, advertisements or posts filled with affiliate links.
  • We reserve the right to reject any content we deem unsuitable for the site.

To control the amount of spam we receive, please use the Contact Form and write ‘Guest Post’ in the subject field. Make sure to include your preferred contact email address and your post idea. Unless my spam filter eats it, you should receive the submission email address within 72 hours and a time frame for receiving acceptance or rejection information.

I look forward to hearing your ideas!

Jen Whitten

Editor-in-Chief, Your Dark Passenger