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MeetMindful Submission Guide

Our Mission:

Whether through a local dating guide, a refreshing approach on how to have deeper connections, or exploring positive psychology, MeetMindful strives to connect people who crave more meaningful experiences and relationships in their lives. Everything we do is designed to empower people to make conscious and confident choices with everyday living and the relationships that weave through it.

Content Guidelines:

Audience: MeetMindful readers strive to be the best version of themselves through active, conscious, healthy, and sustainable lifestyles. They seek resources that are authentic, informative, and inspirational—content that fosters self-discovery through relationships and experiences. While our members come in all ages, the majority are between the ages of 35-55.

Topics: MeetMindful is a relationships company designed to help people live fuller lives, and we approach all topics—from dating to lifestyle to spiritual practices—with a mindful lens. Our content is focused primarily on four areas:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Dating & Relationships
  • Intentional Living
  • Spirituality

Themes: Each month, MeetMindful publishes content that supports a central theme. Through 2018, our monthly themes are:

  • September—Change, Transition, & Transformation
  • October—Slowing & Grounding Down
  • November—Gratitude
  • December—Connection

Tone: We are curating content that sinks deep into matters of a life well-lived—human connection, holistic health, spiritual practice, etc—and as such, the tone should be clear, informative, and credible. That said, we want you to keep it real. Your writing should naturally flow using a tone you would use with a friend.

Inclusivity: We strive to publish articles that ​feel inclusive for all of our readers, so we ask that the work you submit is gender neutral whenever possible.​ We see a much more positive response from our readers when we avoid promoting stereotypical male/female ​gender ​roles or heteronormative relationships​ exclusively.

Original Content: At this time, MeetMindful publishes original content only.

Length: Every article calls for a different length depending on the subject, tone, depth, etc. While we understand how long an article should be is oftentimes intuitive, our articles are typically in the 700-1000 word range. If you’re unsure, just reach out. We’d be happy to take a look.

Editing:  To maintain coherence across our library of content, we reserve the right to edit all submitted material. Most often this applies to grammar and formatting. We may also adjust copy if we feel the tone or message does not align with MeetMindful’s voice. If significant changes are required, we will contact you to discuss edits, revisions, or a submission retraction.

Pictures: Images may be submitted for consideration with your article, but the editorial staff reserves the right to make final decisions. If you are submitting images of any kind, please avoid pictures with copyright restrictions and include the source when sending them our way.

Ownership: MeetMindful retains ownership of all original, published content. If you are interested in re-publishing any content, please notify us at editor@meetmindful.com and we will provide further instructions.

Formatting:

  • To emphasize words or concepts, use bold or italicized font—avoid all CAPS
  • Numbers one through nine should be spelled; 10 begins numeric digits
  • The title of a book, song, movie, etc. should be italicized
  • Do not double space between sentences

Submitting Your Work:

After your topic has been approved, submit a completed draft in word/pages format to write@meetmindful.com

Please include the following with your draft:

  1. A brief, single-paragraph bio with any requested links
  2. A clear, high-resolution headshot

Becoming a Regular Contributor:

Regular contributors work directly with MeetMindful’s managing editor via email to workshop article ideas and to establish deadlines. If you are interested in joining our family of regular contributors, please reach out to write@meetmindful.com

About the Author:

MeetMindful

Welcome to MeetMindful, the first online dating site to serve the mindful lifestyle. If you are ready to meet other singles who value healthy living, personal development, sustainability, spirituality, yoga, meditation, self-awareness, authentic connections and more, you've come to the right place. When you become a member of MeetMindful, you will get access to like-minded singles, hand-picked local events, plus life-changing conscious dating and love advice from nationally recognized relationship experts. Why? Because we love you.

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