Calling all writers—The Florist Guide is looking for your article submissions! Continue reading below to find out more about what we’re looking for.
» Factual articles on flowers, flower care and other topics related to floristry – Scientific articles are fine, but please remember to write in a conversational tone, regardless of your topic. All submitted articles in this category should be between 800 and 2000 words, and we recommend that you browse our site first to get a feel for what we’ve published in the past before you send in your completed article.
» Personal stories – If you’ve got an inspirational story to tell about working with flowers, or any floristry-related anecdote that you think our readers would be interested in, we’d love to give it a read. As with factual articles, the length of your personal story should fall between 800 and 2000 words.
» Photographs and art – Aside from writing, we will accept photographs of flowers (as long as you have legal permission to use them) and flower-related art. Within any submitted images, flowers must be the central topic, or they will not be considered. It’s best if you submit at least three images, and although it’s not absolutely necessary, we’d love it if you could add a short introductory blurb (100 to 200 words) that you’re willing to have printed with the submission.
A note on links – We will accept external links in your submissions, but these must be included in the bio only, as opposed to the body of the article or the image captions. Each author, photographer or artist will have the opportunity to add a bio of approximately 50 words to the end of their piece, in which both social media and web links can be provided. If you’d prefer to publish without a bio, that’s also fine.
A note on editing – We edit all articles that come in, so please expect your piece to be slightly changed from the original when you see it published on our site. Images may also be resized and/or slightly cropped. We do accept submissions that have been simultaneously submitted to other sites, but we’d like you to inform us of this when you’re submitting an article or images.
Please send any completed submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. At that point, an editor will review it and let you know if it’s been accepted for publication.