Byline Article Attribution
Modern Health Talk welcomes articles from writers, activists, journalists and our readers, even those with no prior writing experience, and when we publish byline articles we always give full attribution, including:
- Author name,
- Short BIO,
- Contact information (optional),
- Photo (optional), and
- Link to website or original article.
We can help get you and your article wider exposure, but our shoestring budget doesn’t allow us to pay a fee. And our small staff cannot guarantee that we’ll publish all of the articles we receive, or spend much time editing submissions.
What to Write
- Audience & Tone – We mostly want articles that interest and engage our readers, which primarily are empty-nested baby boomers concerned with their own mortality & well-being or with that of a loved one. Women caretakers are a good demographic to address, so write in a tone that interests them.
- Personal Stories & Case Studies – There’s hardly a better way to engage readers than to share stories they can relate to. Make them as personal as possible, with real names and photos or videos.
- Technology & Product Reviews – The pace of tech innovation makes it hard for consumers to keep up, and most articles about new products are too technical, so writing for a consumer audience is appreciated.
- Research & Analysis – Our Resources section lists Market research reports, and our Statistics page has a long list of statistical information, but submitted article might include analysis or infographics as a better way for consumers to make sense of the available research & statistical data.
- Editorials – Readers often value the opinions and perspectives of respected “experts,” so we’d be happy to include your opinion piece, as long as it’s more educational than confrontational and controversial.
- Feature Articles – They’re in-depth articles of 5-10 pages in length, providing rich detail on specific topics.
- AVOID Advertising – It’s OK to use your own product as an example, as long as the article itself is informative, educational and consistent with our objective of helping people stay Safe & Healthy at Home.
Send your articles by email to Senior Editor. Microsoft Word is preferred, but you can also send us a URL link to your posted article as the source.
Articles generally vary in size from 350 to 2,500 words (a screen full to about 5 printed pages), but most readers prefer brevity.
Where possible and appropriate, cite sources and acknowledgements supporting statistics or claims or to simply provide a source for more detailed information.
You retain all rights, title and interest in materials you submit but grant Modern Health Talk permission to use, copy, adapt, edit, modify, merge, reproduce, translate, and publicly & digitally display the material you share with us. You also warrant that the submitted materials do not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party. By submitting your materials you indicate that you accept these simplified terms.
Using Our Content
We also allow our own original articles to be posted elsewhere, upon approval and with similar attribution, however we can’t authorize third party use of any of the byline articles.
Becoming a Partner
Business partner relationships can vary from a very loose agreement to cooperate toward some mutual goal, to a more formal, contractual or exclusive bond in which both entities commit not to ally with third parties. From our standpoint, partners might be regular content contributors, related websites serving the same market with a similar and complementary mission, or a customer, vendor or channel intermediary (such as an agent or reseller).
At this point, we have no formal process defined for becoming a partner but encourage you to send your idea or proposal to Senior Editor.