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How To Get Published by Study & Scholarships

Do you love or desire to share your articles with our members and site visitors? Can you research and then write it out to inform, educate, guide, or inspire them? If so, submit your article for publication.

We accept non-fiction freelance writers and researchers who share informative, educative and inspiring articles; especially when written in an entertaining style; to provide specific and useful information to help our readers become more successful in their private and public student, non-student, professional and career lives. Get to write for a large audience.

Before submitting an article, please familiarize yourself with our audience and editorial approach by reviewing previously published articles.

Our Audience

Our readers are typically young, brilliant African students and graduates living either in their home countries or abroad in a foreign country, but who love to be informed and inspired. We are particularly interested in topics relating to 'Development and Emerging Opportunities for Africans and other International Students' typically including, but not limited to:
  • Scholarships and Financial aid opportunities
  • Essay and Technology-based Contests
  • Internships and Training events (vocational and non-vocational)
  • Career tips including Resume / CV writing, Job search tips, Work place advice
  • Technology in Education (online learning, apps, social media, etc)
  • Productivity tools
We encourage contributors to submit guest articles and posts on any of the mentioned subjects. You are free to write from your experiences or researches from authoritative sources. Feel free to use your own unique style of writing, as long as you communicate clearly and without ambiguities.

Guidelines

When writing an article, focus on adding value to the reader. Help readers make their use of your topic more successful. Our aim is to provide our readers with practical information and helpful tips to get ahead in their lives and careers. Consider the following questions:
  • Who is the intended audience for your article?
  • How will readers benefit from reading your article? Is it actionable?
  • Will they learn a new topic?
  • Will they live and/or work more effectively if they implement the list of tips you provide?
  • Will they get started more successfully based on the implementation plan you describe?
In your articles, be specific about details and sources. If possible:
  • Provide rules-of-thumb and guidelines, including pointing out obstacles they might encounter and offering workarounds for obstacles.
  • If talking about a specific topic/project you are now proficient in, what do you know now that you wish you knew before you started?
  • Offer detailed examples wherever and whenever possible.
Please note very carefully the remaining part of these guidelines as listed below:
  1. We do not accept cut and paste contents. Your article/post must be original or researched (creatively assembled from authoritative sources).
  2. Your content MUST be informative, educative, edutaining or inspiring.
  3. Articles must be related to Africa, young Africans' development; or to developing countries or young developing nations' students' development.
  4. Self promotion is not permitted within articles/posts. You can promote yourself, business or service in the author bio section below your post.
  5. Your post must not contain abusive or hate words.
  6. Although we will proof-read your contribution before publishing, we expect that you proof-read your article/post to a reasonable extent before submitting.
  7. Articles/Posts should be at least 500 - 1000 words. A little more or less may be acceptable if it is necessary to get your point across, otherwise it will rejected. 
  8. Article/Post content should be divided into sections for easy reading with different points developed in its own section. You are strongly encouraged to use 'Sub-titles' for each section. 
  9. We reserve the right to edit your submission for better performance. 
  10. Please note carefully that if we determine that any link in your article is unnatural for any reason whatever, we reserve the right to apply restrictions (specifically by adding a 'nofollow') to that link so that no Page Rank is passed through that link
In reality, we do not place much restriction to the type of articles/posts we accept; insofar as you write within the topics previously mentioned (or similar related but non-mentioned topics), and follow the guidelines as given above. If your article meets these requirements, rest assured your contribution will be published.

Submission and Editorial process

Send a sample of your guest post to admin{{at}}studyandscholarships{{dot}}com.

Authorization to Publish an Article

When you submit an article, you are stating the following:
  • The article was created solely by you (and your co-author(s) if applicable)
  • The article is an original work and has not been published in any other form
  • You authorize our use, modification, reproduction, and distribution of the article.
  • You willingly award and relinquish all copyrights and the right to publish and/or unpublish such article(s) to Study & Scholarships
Please do NOT submit articles that you have also submitted to another publication.

Compensation

While we appreciate contributions from external writers, we do NOT currently have the funds to pay every writer in monetary value. Instead we allow contributors to add an author’s biograph and include a maximum of one link back to their website or blog, and a total of two links only to their Twitter, Facebook or Google+ profile.

In the future, we hope to offer an author's stipend when readers indicate, by votes on articles, that a particular published article hugely impacted them and their lives.

Also, you get full credit as the author of the content with exposure to the web community; you have your bragging-rights on your bio section; and feel free to promote your cause, aspiration, current activity, profession, business and achievements in a short and simple way. You also get the opportunity to impact lives.

Have something to share to the development, growth and empowerment of young Africans, come ahead and share with us!