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Contributing Authors: Guest Blog Post Submission & Publishing Guidelines

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Any flea market related experience you wish to share? A particularly amazing vintage shop you’ve visited? Maybe a few new haggling tips? Or how about a list of useful words & sentences in your own language that come handy when haggling at the flea market?

Writing for Flea Market Insiders is a great way to establish yourself as an expert in your field, grow your audience, and share with others the love for flea markets, vintage, antiques and design!

Our contributors receive love from our 75,000 monthly readers in the form of shares and comments, which is perfect for spreading their amazing work! Also, you get to collaborate with our editorial team, which is always an interesting and rewarding experience.

At Flea Market Insiders, we’re open to any topic, suggestion, crazy ideas and likes, as long as they’re related to flea markets, major antiques/design fairs & events, retro modern technology products, vintage at home, and vintage/antiques-related home improvement tips. Just browse the blog a little bit, and you’ll understand what we have in mind.

If you would like to submit a guest post to this blog, follow the instructions below for consideration. Only guest posts that meet these criteria will be considered for publishing.

Blog post content

The post must be useful to the readers of this blog. Topics can vary, but should be related to flea market venues from around the world we haven’t covered yet, major antiques/design fairs & events, retro modern technology products, vintage at home, and vintage/antiques-related home improvement tips. If you have a doubt about whether your topic fits within our editorial line, please touch base with us.

Content should be unique and targeted to FleaMarketInsiders’ readers. No guest posts will be published that have already been published elsewhere online as verified by Copyscape.com or Plagium.com. Also when quoting others, please site your sources accordingly. And please don’t send us a press release.

All guest posts must be grammatically correct and free of spelling errors.

Guest posts must be written in third person with a neutral tone (not too serious/formal, not too informal, but direct and close).

No guest posts may be self-promotional or include marketing links (see “Links” section below)

Once you’ve submitted your post to us you may not publish this post anywhere else online (not on your own website or blog or anyone else’s).

Please keep your submission between 300 and 600 words (500 – 1,000 words for a flea market review)

Images

Flea Market Insiders welcomes images and/or video to accompany guest blog posts. We prefer that images you provide are directly relevant to the post content.

If you’re including pictures of people, please make sure you have their permission to use them.

If you’re borrowing an image we require proper attribution to the creator of the image. For instance Flickr is a great resource to find images to illustrate articles. Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license. You can browse or search through content under each type of license.

Maximum image size: 4MB

Links

All guest posts may include a 2-3 sentence author bio, which will be published at the end of the guest post. 1-2 links to the author’s website, blog or other branded online destination may be included in the bio. This may not be an affiliate link or point to an affiliate site.

We don’t allow links to your site within the post content unless it is directly related to the topic.

You may include SEO’d anchor tags to sites that are relevant to your post.

Excessive links or any links that appear spammy will be removed.

Editing

Flea Market Insiders reserves the right to make edits to the piece where necessary to ensure the blog stays congruous with our values. Prior to publication of your guest blog post we will make sure you agree with these changes.

If a guest post is inappropriate or needs improvement we’ll let you know and offer suggestions so that we can publish it in the future.

Extras

Guest post submission is not a guarantee of publication. Flea Market Insiders reserve the right to refuse publication, remove blog content and change these guidelines as we see fit.

Guest posts that are approved by Flea Market Insiders’ editorial staff will be published without notice. We will send you an email to let you know when your article is online! Alternatively, you can check the blog periodically to see if your post has been published.

If you want to promote your brand or company, please get in touch with us via the contact form below, to discuss about sponsored content. All sponsored articles are explicitly presented as such to our readers, and written in our distinctive tone, while always keeping with the rest of the site.

How to submit a Guest Post

Simply get in touch with us via the form embedded below to tell us about the topic of your guest post. Add as many details as possible, and we’ll get back to you soon with our feedback and our special Guest Blog Post Template (we try to make your life easier!). We look forward to counting you as one of our new contributing author!

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