#atDAC Blog Contributor Guidelines

Hello!

We’re delighted that you want to contribute to our blog. We can only sustain the exciting, intriguing and high quality blog posts if Disability Arts Cymru members and supporters contribute so a big thank you for your interest.

Here we hope to provide some insight into the quality we expect of our guest contributors. Please read these style and submissions guidelines before beginning to write your blog post and if you have any questions that aren’t answered below, then please feel free to contact us by email.

Content & Style

Themes

The #AtDAC blog is a safe, diverse and family friendly place for readers. It’s content is as far ranging as its readership but this should always be within the context of disability arts (either personal or in the wider context) and preferably with link to DAC’s work or involvement. Personal pieces about members’ work or professional practice across all artistic practices are especially welcomed to provide an interesting insight to readers.

Links & Promotion

Posts cannot simply be adverts for products but may promote a relevant arts event that you are organising and involved in; links pointing to relevant content on third party websites or blogs are acceptable, but links to your website or blog should be included in the bio at the end of the post, alongside any social media links (i.e. Twitter/Facebook.) Please note that any content you provide or links you include should be in no way inflammatory or unsuitable for a family friendly audience. Posts or links of this nature will be removed without warning.

Images & Graphics

We like our contributors to give us the use of specific images or graphics. Please use the following guidelines:

  • Format: .jpg or .png
  • Sourcing: Source images at the end of the post and include links to attribution when needed in the form of a caption.
  • Alternative text: A short description of each image should be included for those using screen readers.

Style Guide

  • Article length: 300-500 words
  • Post titles: initial caps, something catchy yet descriptive
  • Subheads: Subheads, bulleted lists and unordered lists are encouraged for a positive user experience and readability

Biography

Provide a brief biography (upto 100 words) describing your expertise. You may include links to personal or company social media profiles.

Submission Guidelines

Posts can be submitted as Word or rtf files or in the body of the email to kate@dacymru.com and s.beer@dacymru.com

Promotion & Reader Interaction

Disability Arts Cymru promotes all posts via its Twitter and Facebook. Contributors are encouraged to distribute their post throughout social media.

Reuse

Contributions should be original content and not repurposed in its entirety on your website or other blog. Discussing the post on your blog while linking to it is acceptable.

Publication

 Publication dates will be based on #atDAC’s editorial calendar. If your blog is approved, we’ll try our best to get in contact with you before publication so you may promote accordingly. Please let us know if posts are time crucial i.e. to coincide with an event that promotes your work etc. Disability Arts Cymru reserves the right to edit posts for clarity, grammar, voice and relevance.

 More questions?

If you have further questions or need assistance in submitting your work, please contact kate@dacymru.com and s.beer@dacymru.com
Thank you again for your interest in the blog. We look forward to reading your work.

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