Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just getting started, Gaywheels needs you! We’re happy to accept your review, how-to guide, or other article for consideration. There are, however, a few important “dos” and “don’ts”:
- Be critical. That doesn’t mean “negative”, it means that we want an informed opinion. Why should we like this car or accessory or ad campaign? Or why should we hate it?
- Be original. Pulling specs from a manufacturer’s website is important for accuracy, but it can’t make up much of your piece. Think of this as a creative writing challenge — one in which we need to hear your own authoritative voice.
- Be fun. Few people want to read a dull, 1,000-word essay on the Ford Mustang, no matter how factual it may be. We’re not a “dry” news site; funny, poignant, engaging writing is what we’re looking for.
- Consider the LGBT perspective. That’s why we’re here, after all.
- Hype yourself. Give us your Twitter handle, the address of your blog, and a link to your Facebook page. This is your chance to get new readers!
- Submit previously published work, unless it’s been substantially rewritten. That’s for both technical and editorial reasons.
- Get too technical. Do we want to hear data about horsepower and fuel efficiency? Heck yes! But know where to draw the line for our general-interest readers.
- Get offended when we edit your article. As fantastic as many of your submissions are, nearly all of them have to be edited for space, content, structure, voice, grammar, and so on.
- Treat this as a free ad for your business. We are all about giving you the opportunity to gain exposure as a writer. If you’re more interested in promoting your insurance website or car dealership, that’s fine too, but that’s what we call a “sponsored post” or a “paid review”. Those are ads that require payment. If you submit such an article anyway, with mentions of your website or business and embedded links to it, we’ll assume you’ve ignored these guidelines; please don’t expect a response.
Think you’ve got what it takes? Then click here to submit your latest work. In addition to the writing itself (which can be submitted in Word, PDF, and other formats), we encourage you to attach photos and/or a video, too. You’re allowed to submit up to five items, including your article.
We try to evaluate submissions very quickly so you can know whether or not your piece has been accepted.
Although Gaywheels doesn’t pay for unsolicited articles, if we like your style, we may very well invite you to become a member of our team of professional (i.e. paid) bloggers. Submit your best work — and be sure to spellcheck!
By submitting items to Gaywheels, you acknowledge that you own those items or otherwise have the right to use them for publication. In particular, we encourage you to submit photos and videos that you have shot yourself or that have been provided as part of a publicity kit. In your coverletter, please let us know the origin of any work that isn’t your own.
Thanks for your interest. We’ll be in touch!