Guest Submission Guidelines
WHAT IS BNC
The Blockchainnews.report is the online portal with millions of readers and social media followers, BNC keeps the Blockchain onlookers in the internet posted and updated about the new terminologies, technicalities, jargons and news. Blockchain earlier used to be very private business with very limited indications provided to the layman or the public. It was regarded to be a serious business that two countries or powerful organizations across the globe alone had admittance to.
BNC started in 2017 with the idea of making the Blockchain technology more ‘known’ to people and organizations all over the world. Why is this important to us? Because we have thorough research and first-hand experience of the immense possibilities of Blockchain that industries in diverse spectrums can gain benefits from!
WHY WRITE FOR US
- Author Attribution
- Company Name and Website URL Backlink
- LinkedIn, Social Media Backlinks
- Language Translation to 4 languages (English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish)
WHO CAN WRITE FOR US?
- We’d love for you to write for us if you’re an expert in the fields of Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning or IoT or their applications.
TYPES OF CONTENT ACCEPTED
- Articles should not have any sexual, racial, religious or political bias.
- No explicit or adult materials will be accepted.
- No external advertisement or sales URL are allowed inside the article
- If it’s a promotional article, company announcement or about what your company is doing please submit it as a press release
TITLE & SUBHEADINGS
Every article should have a Headline. The headline should grab the attention of the reader and tell them why they NEED to read the article.
The headline should be descriptive but not too long. BNC limits titles to 99 characters. The headline should be formatted in title case, that is, each word in the sentence should have first letter capitalized, and rest of the letters in lowercase. Acronyms can be in uppercase. BNC reserves the right to modify headings to be a better fit for our audience
The introduction answers the questions of who, what, when, where and why of the story. The intro paragraph is good if it begins with a clear topic sentence and has a sentence or two about the two items being compared and contrasted, and one highlight point to be discussed in the piece. Keep Introductions short. The intro paragraph should be 12-16% of the total wordcount of the article. (ie. 100-125 words for an 800 word article.)
- There should be at least one image associated with the article. This will be the article image header. It should have a minimum size of 960×600 pixels and a maximum of 2560×1600 pixels. Include the image source URL with your submission, if you are attaching the image to your submission please cite the source URL.
- Make sure that for all images submitted that: a) you are the copyright owner or; b) the images are royalty-free (licensed under creative commons and allowed for reuse) or; c) a purchased/licensed image and that you have the right to license (or transfer) the use of that image on BNC report.
- Hyperlink URLs to sources in the body of the article.
- Use only reliable sources.
We accept original content that hasn’t been published elsewhere. Follow these submission guidelines:
- Do not plagiarize. All articles will be rigorously vetted for plagiarism.
- Submit articles as email attachments in Word (.doc or .docx) format or another type of written format, let writers know the format they need to send their work in.
- Keep articles between 600-800 words.
- Never put two spaces after a period, one will suffice.
- Include the image source URL with your submission, if you are attaching the image to your submission please cite the source URL.
- We’re happy to review article drafts, however, if you would like pre-approval of the pitch before writing a draft that’s fine too. Please email for approval of your pitch.
Articles that relate to a story in the current news cycle or a topic currently trending on social media would be considered time sensitive. If your submission is time-sensitive, our team will fast track review and publishing (if the story is approved).
At the top of the body of the email please include ‘TIME-SENSITIVE:’ in all caps followed by a few words explaining what is the time-sensitive topic that the story relates to.
- Full Name
- Title, Company Name and Company URL (Your company name and URL will be displayed with the author’s information and social links. Any other links within the article body or references to this company would be deemed self-promotional. Please submit a Press Release or Sponsored Article Instead)
- Email Address (this address will not be shared with the public)
- Professional Headshot/ profile photo
- Twitter handle
- LinkedIn URL
- 50-word limit biography
- If there are any conflicting relationships that should be disclosed to the reader of the article. Please include a disclosure.
George Orwell’s 1946 essay, “Politics and the English Language,” outlines his six rules for writing that serve as a great starting point for articulating your thoughts in written form.
- Never use a metaphor, simile or other figures of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
- Never use a long word where a short one will do.
- If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
- Never use the passive where you can use the active.
- Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
- Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Once you make your submission it will be reviewed by our team. Typically, with review time, process and approval the earlies that your article will be published is about 2 weeks after you submit. If minimal edits are required, it can be live even sooner.
- If your article is accepted, you will be notified by email before it is published and once again after it is published with URL. If you are listing yourself as a ‘contributor’ or ‘Contributing author’ on social media or BNC on your website in the ‘featured in’ or media section, please see the brand guide for instructions and media assets.
- If your submission is rejected, we aim to notify you by email however, if you haven’t heard from us in 14 days, chances are good that the piece has been rejected.