Guest posts

Got something interesting to tell our readers? Want to drive traffic to your site?

Greyhart Press invites you to guest post on our site.

What we’re looking for

There’s no set formula so long as it’s interesting. Our visitors include self-published and traditionally published authors, but are predominantly readers rather than writers. Greyhart Press publishes fantastic eBooks in the fields of science fiction, horror, fantasy, and thriller/ suspense. Although we publish novels and poetry sagas, we love short stories and novellas too. That doesn’t mean you have to write something about those topics, but that might tell you something about our visitors.

Here’s a sample of possible topics. Don’t let this limit you:

eReader devices, what you like to read, new authors you’ve discovered, what you don’t like to read, top 10 time travel books, 2000AD, novellas past and present, popular science, top 5 favorite fantasy series, Alan Moore and other sartorial beards, why fantasy lovers are geekier than sci fi, what’s with sci fi skiffy, SFF, specfic anyway?, writing tips, why you blog, B5 vs. DS9 discuss, why you write, top 10 aliens in films and books, book covers from the 70s, self-publishing: good thing or bad, your role-playing game experience, anything to do with the Big Bang Theory, philosophy, scariest horror scenes, what actually is YA anyway?, book bloggers: do you follow them and why?, top 10 favorite grammar mistakes.

Click here to see our guest posts

Here’s what we don’t want:

Buy my book! By all means, plug your book, site, opinion, t-shirt in your byline where you can provide up to three links and a couple of images. (Links could be your book on amazon, your blog site, and your Facebook page). What we’re not after is a series of posts with authors describing why their book is great because (1) there are a lot of sites that already do that and (2) you can get most of that stuff by browsing Amazon anyway.

On the other hand… Say you’ve written a book about time travel. Don’t write about your book. Write instead about time travel, the problems of making a story credible but simple enough to understand. What research you did. Speculate. Entertain. Then plug your book at the end. That’s a far more interesting read AND you’re more likely to get traffic and interest in your book.

The best example I ever saw of this was a book plug at a science fiction convention by author Stephen Baxter. He’d just released a novel (Coalescent), which featured colony of eusocial humans (a hive collective, like ants) and was delivering the guest of honour speech. He was so brimming with enthusiasm to deliver his slide show on social insects and HG Wells, and other topics he clearly loved, that he barely mentioned his own book. I ordered a copy of Coalescent as soon as I got back home.

Here’s the full list of don’t wants:

  • ‘Buy my book’ posts that are principally about you selling your book or product rather than entertaining our site visitors.
  • Profanity, obscenity, nudity, and anything designed to incite hatred. Strong opinions are good. Strong opinions will wind up people who hold an opposing view strongly; that’s fine. But please make your case for why you are right rather than make personal attacks on people you don’t like. Don’t forget that we sell young adult (YA) books. Besides, my mother reads this site sometimes J
  • Anything else I don’t want to publish on the Greyhart Press site.


Okay, I’m interested. Now what?

  • Write your post. If you are unsure whether it’s what we’re after, ask us first (contact details are at the bottom of this post).
  • Word count for your post is a minimum of 450 words. There’s no maximum, but over 1000 words will be a hard sell. 800 words is a good sweet spot to aim for, but write first at the length that works best for your post. We can discuss cuts later, if appropriate.
  • In addition to the 450 word minimum for the main body of your post, you can have up to 150 words for your byline. That’s your chance to say who you are and anything else you might like to pass on (such as your book plug). You can include up to three links and two images with your byline.
  • Email as a Microsoft Word format docx or doc file to editors@greyhartpress.com, starting your mail’s SUBJECT line with ‘GUEST POST’.
  • Images are great for posts, but please check they are in public domain or that you have the right to use them. You can embed inside the post or attach separately. Include images for your logo, face, book, product if you like too.

Questions?

Tweet us @GreyhartPress or email editors@greyhartpress.com

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Click on this link to see a summary of our guest posts.

13 Responses to Guest posts

  1. Pingback: Greyhart Press invites guest posters | Greyhart Press

  2. Rajesh Rao says:

    I wish i had my book printed. However, I still have a blog that i can use links to

    • roshall says:

      Hi my name is Roshall. I love writing about the things that interest me most recipes, life experiences and my opinion on parenting.My grammar my not be perfect and I may leave a few hanging or dangling participial, but it will be my work and it will be from my heart. You all may read some of my hubs at :http://roshall.hubpages.com I would love your advice and/or comments to my hubs. Thanks for opportunity to share my work. Have a good day!!

      • timctaylor says:

        I must confess, I didn’t know what a hub was until I saw your pages. I read your hub about dating. It’s a well-written piece. I’ve got a 5-yr-old son who’s got a ‘girlfriend’. They seem to start very young!

    • timctaylor says:

      Sure. If you’ve got an interesting guest blog to post, link it to your site. We get some newly self-published writers here. Perhaps you’ve got some entrepreneurial experiences to share?

  3. roshall says:

    Oh the dating thing has rally thrown me for a loop. I have a 13 yr. granddaughter and a 15 yr. grandson. This day and age you have to watch them, so there is no dating in my house unless the date includes me within earshot range, for I am watching everything.!!!

  4. roshall says:

    Thanks for reading my hubs.The hubpages are fun fun to work on. There are some great writers there too. Have a great day.

  5. R.H.Hairston says:

    I enjoy writing about imaginations…basically mine. Real life fantasy through the mine minds eye as I saw it as a child and present day and combining them to present day possibilities. I hope the reader sees that in my first of a saga “When Sasha Dreams A Living Fantasy”. My blog is http://rhhairston.blogspot.com. Thank you for this opportunity…I hope everyone enjoys.

  6. Hi, my name is Bonnie Toner and I wrote my book ‘The Truth About Depression and How You Can Beat It’, when I was actually going through my worse moments. Each chapter is interspersed with what was going on in my life at the time & how I was feeling, whilst also giving hints & tips about what helped me. My blog has the links, but also other pages specifically to help people going through the same thing. People have said how it has helped them. So please check out the blog archives also, by scrolling down the RH side.

  7. click says:

    Is it fine to place part of this on my personal site if perhaps I submit a reference point to this webpage?

    • timctaylor says:

      Hi… thanks for asking. The answer is almost certainly yes, but I’m not sure what it is you want to put on your personal site. Can you tell me, please. If it’s something you have written as a guest poster, or intend to write, then that’s fine. If it’s something that someone else has written then it’s important that the author of the guest post is credited.
      Thanks

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