Submissions

Viv for Today is now welcoming blog submissions.
Because we all have a story to tell.

Do you have:

  • A personal growth experience related to wellbeing that you feel others could learn from?
  • A story about something that makes you so incredibly happy, you’re just bursting to share it?
  • A story about a pain or sorrow you know others may also be experiencing – one that you overcame or are striving to overcome?
  • Words of wisdom that you believe could inspire greater peace, joy, authenticity and positivity among Viv for Today readers?

If so, send it my way for consideration; see submission guidelines below. If it aligns, I’ll share it on Viv for Today and promote it via:

  • Instagram

  • Facebook

  • The Viv for Today weekly e-newsletter

I’ll also include a short bio with your name (and photo, if you like), plus links to your own website and any social media channels you’d like to highlight.

Not confident about your writing or proofreading skills?

No worries! I am a professional copywriter by trade. To maintain the quality of content of Viv for Today, I reserve the right to edit all submissions. Your article will not be posted unless it is well written, which may or may not require some editing on my part. Rest assured, I will run all edits by you before publishing on Viv for Today.

Why share your story on Viv for Today?

There are several reasons you may wish to consider submitting:

  • You’ve noodled with the idea of publishing your work but you’re not quite ready to put it out to the world at large. Viv for Today isn’t large! It’s a safe and modest community of like-minded individuals, and a great place to try story-telling on for size.

  • You want to connect with a growing audience that is drawn to articles that lift their spirits and help them live fuller, happier lives.

  • You have a personal story you’d like to share but you don’t have your own platform for sharing.

  • You understand the value of repurposing content from a story you’ve already published on your own website. (Why reinvent the wheel?) Please see item #3 in submission guidelines for criteria.

  • Your wisdom and insights are the foundation of your business offering. Pointing your social media audience to articles you’ve authored beyond your own website helps to further position you as an authority on your subject matter.

  • You, like me, believe in the power of community. By submitting to Viv for Today, you’re helping to build a community that celebrates authenticity and open heartedness. You want to share your story here … just because. 🙂

Submission Guidelines

  • Stories should be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1500.

  • Please write your story in an MS-Word doc and send as an attachment to viv@vivfortoday.com along with a short bio. Your bio should be no more than 150 words and written in the third person. If you would like a photo attached to your bio, please include one in your email.

  • The story you submit should be original content – with only one exception: if you have already published a story on your own website (not Medium, not Quora, not any other website, anywhere) and would like to repurpose it, you are welcome to submit it to Viv for Today provided you give it a new title and edit the body copy so that at least 80% of your sentences are original. This isn’t as big a task as it may seem. It can be as simple as changing “I went to the bakery to buy some bread” to “I needed some bread, so I made my way to the bakery.” If you are submitting a story that you’ve already published, kindly include a link to the original article in your submission email.
  • Please note that submissions should not be self-promoting. Your story should demonstrate any expertise you wish to convey. You are, however, welcome to highlight your business in your bio, along with supporting links.

Response time for submissions:

I will be in touch within one week of receiving your story to let you know if it is a fit. If you have a story idea or if you have an existing story you wish to repurpose and want to know if it’s a fit before taking the time to prepare it for submission, feel free to email me a note. I’ll look it over and let you know whether it aligns with Viv for Today.

I look forward to collaborating with you ❤️

Viv for Today xo