Welcome to the Firefly Magazines blog! We’re excited to have you join us as we share stories and insights from around the North East of England and Scotland.
In this post, we’ll be guiding you through the process of submitting content to our website. Whether you’re a blogger, marketer, or just have a story you think our readers would enjoy, we want to hear from you.
First, let’s talk about submitting your content. The process is simple – just navigate to our Submit Content page and fill out the form. We’ll ask for some information about you and your publication, as well as the content itself. We want to know what your story is and why it’s important to our readers.
Once you’ve submitted your content, we’ll review it and get back to you with any questions or feedback. If everything looks good, we’ll publish it on our website and share it with our audience.
Now, let’s talk about sponsored content or paid guest posts. These are articles that are intended to promote a business or website. While we do accept sponsored content, we want to make sure that it provides value to our readers. That means that it should be informative or entertaining, and it should link to relevant, high-quality content – not just your product pages.
We work with marketers, advertisers, public relations companies, media buyers, and “white-hat” link builders who want to reach our local online audiences throughout the North East of England and Scotland.
If you’re interested in writing sponsored content for us, we have a few tips to help you create great content that our readers will love. First, make sure your article is over 350 words and within the limit of 800-1200 words, if the topic changes midway, it’s worth considering multiple articles.
When you’re planning your article, think about who your audience is and what you want to achieve with your writing. Brainstorm a list of potential topics, and then group, prioritize, and order them.
When you have your topic, create a working title that’s impactful, witty, eye-catching, or at the very least, concise and clear. Write a first draft without worrying about layout, style, spelling, or structure. And remember, never show a first draft to anyone.
Take some time away from your first draft, then reread it, and either add notes, rewrite sections, or the whole thing as required. Use your annotated first draft as the raw material for your main draft, by breaking it into sections and reordering as necessary.
In your main draft, include an introduction, factual content, story/history content, and instructional content in the body, and a conclusion. Proofread your main draft and get feedback from others before submitting your final draft.
What Content is Eligible for Free Publishing?
Anything non-commercial, that meets our standards for being positive, informative, or interesting. Useful content that promotes small local businesses and self-employed individuals is accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Who Can Submit Free Content?
Anyone who is not promoting a large or non-local business. We accept content promoting small local businesses and self-employed individuals on a case by case basis: the more interesting and informative your content, the more likely it is to be published.
We encourage contributions from students who want to get their first work published, retired people with stories from the past, charities and grassroots organisations, and anyone with a hobby or passion for a topic they want to share for fun.
We hope this guide has been helpful in understanding the process of submitting content to Firefly Magazines. We look forward to reading your submissions and sharing them
The content guidelines for the magazines focus on publishing positive news stories with no negative connotations, that are informative, inspiring, and educational. The content should be in British English with good grammar, spell checked, proofread, and original. It should also include at least one image or video with captions and sources. The images and content should be copyright free. The articles may include 1-3 links from reliable sources that align with the magazine’s positive ethos. The guidelines prohibit sharing private and confidential information, copyrighted content, sexually explicit content, graphic violent content, hateful content, dangerous and illegal activities, sponsored content, harassment and cyberbullying, deceptive behavior, and spam and malware.