Would you like to extend the reach of your research and writing, build an audience for your blog, or increase your social media followers? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you should write guest posts or articles for established blogs and publications.
Guest posts and articles will expose you and your work to new readers, some of whom will be interested in your research.
In this post, you will discover information about one digital publication that accepts freelance writing: New Historian.
About New Historian
New Historian is a relatively new digital publication, that has a large and growing readership; over 60,000 readers visited the New Historian website in December 2014. Readership should grow rapidly for this publication as several content curation websites like history.alltop.com have added New Historian to their feeds.
The editors of New Historian present the electronic magazine as a clearing house for the most recent news about history. The publication covers news about all periods and areas of history and many of its articles highlight interdisciplinary collaborations between academic historians, public historians, archaeologists, and genealogists.
The publication strives to present articles that convey accurate historical information with an “unbiased, apolitical viewpoint."
How to Submit Your Article
If you have a new exhibit, an historical discovery, or other breaking news about history you should consider writing an article for New Historian.
Editors are always looking for accounts of new developments in the field and pieces that provide insight into historical projects and the work of historians. New Historian readers enjoy articles that provide specific details more than stories with broad overviews.
Although New Historian editors are most interested in stories about new historical developments, they will consider articles that promote new books. Editor Glynn Forsythe recommends that pieces about new books focus on a particular aspect of the book.
Forsythe encourages all submissions to be between 500 and 2,000 words.
You can submit your articles and pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org. I recommend placing the words “ARTICLE PITCH” or "NEW SUBMISSION" in your subject line.
Presently, New Historian does not provide financial compensation to freelance writers for their work. However, they offer exposure. If the editors accept your article they will include a link to your book, blog, exhibit, podcast, or website with your post.
New Historian offers an opportunity to expand the reach of your historical work by exposing it (and you) to its large audience of history lovers. As the site publishes multiple articles per day, New Historian editors want and need content to publish.
Like many history publications, New Historian does not provide financial compensation for writers, but the publicity and exposure the site can provide your work may make writing an article well worth the effort.
What publications do you write for to increase the reach of your work?