Thank you for your interest in being a contributor at No Sidebar. We value our community and would love to share your thoughts in front of our audience.
The process is selective and all articles are subject to editing. Headlines are subject to change, content may be edited for style or substance, links may be added for context, and art will be added at the discretion of No Sidebar.
Each submission is reviewed personally by Caitie Wiersma, our Editor.
The following guidelines may help increase your chances that your article is accepted for publication on our website:
Articles submitted for consideration should be of interest to the No Sidebar audience and fall into one of our “Simple Five” categories — Digital, Home, Life, Mind, and Work.
We’d love to have you help us dig deeper into the idea of intentional living. If you’re interested, feel free to move beyond just minimalism into the bigger picture of your life. Share what you’re learning about living well.
Where are you struggling? What have you overcome? What tensions are you trying to resolve? How are you moving back toward your center? How are you reclaiming your self and your life?
(See our 8 Ways to Reclaim Your Life as an example of what we’re thinking.)
We like articles that include personal story as well as a list format of ideas or actions that our readers can take. For example “5 things I learned on my journey…” or “5 steps to live a simpler life…”
Article submissions should be between 800-1000 words, but can be longer in special circumstances. They should also include a meta description for search engines and social sharing which should be no longer than 160 characters.
We do not pay for contributed articles, but we will promote them as we do our own articles across our social media accounts. Our Facebook page is extremely active and typically drives 1,000+ readers to each article we share.
If you would like to submit an article that is already published on your website, please be sure to fill out the Article URL option below. We do require that you submit a unique piece before we are able to republish one from your website.
To submit an article for consideration, please fill out the form below. If your article is chosen to be published we will contact you within 48 hours.