Editorial Submission Guidelines

We welcome article submissions to MySpaceandPlace.com. Articles must be helpful, not self-promotional. No jargon or corporate speak. Please keep it interesting and conversational.

Submitted posts should clearly fall into one of the website’s following topic/themes and may include:

  • Lifestyle: stories about homeowners (from millennials to families and downsizers), communities, lifestyle transformation and creating connections (stories of community members and their activities, social interaction, ideas for connecting)
  • Design/Build: featured homes, before and afters, floor plans, video tours, builder spotlights, designer spotlights, the latest manufacturing information and industry trends
  • Home ideas: design advice (including some columns by designers) and decor tips (including small-space ideas, customization, landscaping/gardening, add-ons such as patios and porches, how to choose the right home for you and more)
  • Make a Plan: actionable advice those who want to know more about purchasing a home and choosing a location, financing, regulations and more.

How to submit

Send articles for consideration to editor@myplaceandspace.com. Articles will be accepted as shared Google docs or emailed as Word docs.

Include an author bio of 50 words max along with a headshot (350×350) and link to your Twitter, LinkedIn and website/blog.

Length

  • Features: up to 500 words (occasional post of up to 1,000 words will be considered)
  • Profiles: 250 to 500 words
  • How-to’s: 250 words
  • List-based: 250 to 500 words

Writing quality

  • All topic posts should be written in brief and clear sentences.
  • Large blocks of text should be broken up with bold headings
  • Major points should be bulleted.
  • Paragraphs should be no longer than four or five sentences.
  • Use Canadian spellings
  • Use only one space after a period.
  • Limit your use of exclamation marks. Usually even one is too many.
  • When writing headlines be specific and indicate a benefit to the reader.
  • End the post with a question or a call to action. The more specific, the better.

Voice and tone

  • Your voice and tone should be friendly, conversational and informed.
  • Write naturally, as though you are talking with someone. If you wouldn’t say it in a conversation with one of your readers, it’s probably safe to assume you shouldn’t include it in your post.

Terminology

  • Manufactured home communities are never referred to as trailer parks or mobile home parks. Community or village or another positive reference word may be used.
  • Manufactured homes should not be referred to as mobile homes, trailers or modular homes.

Editing

  • All content will be proofread and edited as required to meet professional standards.
  • We reserve the industry-standard right to edit submissions for clarity and brevity, including the right to add or delete content as needed. We may edit your post or bounce it back to you for revisions. We may edit anchor text and links that are not relevant to your post. Sometimes scheduling may change but we will let you know ahead of time.

Links

  • Link to other credible content whenever possible; all links must add value for readers.
  • Always link to related content that’s already on the website when possible. Include the proper citing guidelines for any external resources or statistics.
  • External links and citations must be clearly credited. All external links must be approved by the editor.
  • Self-promotion, affiliate links and spam links are forbidden. Always check the sources being used to see if it’s appropriate content for the audience.

Exclusivity

  • We ask that your article not be published elsewhere previously, or simultaneously. If you’d like to republish a guest post that ran on the website site, please wait at least two weeks to do so. Update it to make it current and link to the original post.

Promoting

  • Please plan to promote your post throughout your social networks. We ask that you share it more than once on multiple networks over multiple days. The time frame and scheduling is up to you.

Disclaimer

  • The site editorial team reserves the right to reject content for any reason, including poor quality — or to remove content from the website for any reason, at any time.
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