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Guest Post Guidelines

Do you want to write about writing as a business? Share editing tips, reviews, or something about your writing life? Or do you want to write a piece for the other categories on this site? You may write about the following things:

  • Health
  • Home/Home Improvement
  • Business/Entrepreneurship
  • Travel
  • Tech
  • Outdoors
  • Food
  • Sports
  • Automotive
  • Yachting/boating

Then feel free to submit your proposal here.

Notice I said proposal. Do not send unsolicited, unapproved articles. They will be ignored. Feel free to pitch your ideas, though. If I am interested in the full article, I will let you know.

This is not ‘Nam, so there are rules.


This blog is about writing and the business side of it. You can share your experiences and stories, but don’t send spammy posts on ones just promoting your book.

You may promote your work at the end of your post, or in your bio, but don’t make that the focus of your article.

No affiliate links. Links in the body of posts are fine, and all links are DOFOLLOW. If you don’t know what that means, then it doesn’t matter. However, if you are trying to link to spammy stuff, don’t. I can see it a mile away. I won’t strip or change your links. I’ll just reject your article in the first place.

new shitSubmit well-edited content. I don’t mind working with you a little bit, but if you can’t write an article well, I probably don’t want to read the rest of your stuff.

Link Building

LInk building on this site is allowed. The links in your piece do not have to look natural: they have to be natural. If you need guidelines on this, see this article by Matt Cutts of Google. Links must go to websites that are legitimate sources or otherwise enhance the reader experience.

This does not mean that we are opposed to link builders contributing to our site. This means you must be honest about your affiliation with any brand you are linking to. If you work for an agency or are freelance link building and wish to post regularly for link building purposes, see the two types of sponsored posts below.

Regular Contributors

Want to write for Unbound Northwest on a regular basis and be part of our team? We are now accepting applications for regular contributors.  As was stated above, we are not a paying market at the moment. However, a spot on Unbound Northwest can give you a voice, and a chance to build up a new audience.

The only requirement for regular contributors is that you write for Unbound Northwest at least once a month. You may write in any category. Your bio and byline will appear next to your articles, and you will have access to WordPress where you can enter articles without the need to pitch first.  Your articles will still go through editorial review.

To become a regular contributor, you must first write three guest posts for the site or contact the site administrator to apply. In the future, we will be looking for editors to handle each category of post, and other staff positions, so this is an opportunity to get your foot in the door of what we hope will be a fun and profitable site.

Sponsored Posts


You may advertise on Unbound Northwest, provided your product fits the needs of our users, and even your ads or sponsored posts provide a good user experience for our readers.

Sponsored posts will be priced dependent upon your needs. Contact the site administrator for details.


If you work for an SEO agency and are link building for your clients, you may guest post on our site, but if you are doing so regularly, we will have to charge you for the time we spend editing and managing your posts. This rate will vary based on the number of posts you want to post weekly or monthly and your specific needs.

Posts must still be well written and relevant, and follow all other Unbound Northwest Guidelines.

A NOTE ABOUT PHOTOS: You must use photos that are royalty free. You can find these a number of ways. If you are not familiar with this process, see this article about finding free photos on the web. The use of any photo that is not royalty free will result in the article being removed from the site, and your contribution privileges being revoked.

ABOUT PLAGIARISM: Your work must be your own, and not copied from any other source. Plagiarism will result in you being banned from the site.

Publishing Rights

Your article must be unique, and not be published anywhere else for 90 days after its publication date on Unbound Northwest. After that, rights to the article revert back to the author, but it is our hope that you would not post your work anywhere else exactly as it appears on Unbound Northwest. You may, of course, publish similar work on another site, and you are encouraged to link back to the original post on Unbound.

Think you can handle those? Good. Since new information is always coming to light, I would like to hear from you. Email pitches to info [at] troylambertwrites [dot] com.