Submitting Articles and Writing Guidelines
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Promoting your blog is fine (it’s encouraged even), but promoting a generic, adsense-driven site, with no real value — is degrading.
Remember, Tagline on the side (of the home page): “Filipino Book, Providing value everyday.”
Write for Filipino Book: Submit Articles and Get Published!
Let yourselves be heard! Do you want your stories, articles, opinions heard? Submit it on Filipino Book and get published!
Are you a writer, blogger or somebody who simply loves to write? Submit it here to get it read by thousands of people!
Write about any topic. Anything at all.
Sorry, but English only please. Since this is a platform for future outsourcing jobs.
This is a great way to let yourselves be heard. This is a great way to get your message out into the world, to express yourself.
You can link back to your own site. Promote your site to gain more readership and visibility to yourself as you establish yourself into a Great writer and author.
Terms and conditions:
- All articles must your own original work. Published or not. By submitting, you certify that the article is your own original work.
- Articles with excessive grammatical and typographical errors will be sent at the back of the queue. Our proof reading team might or might not edit it.
- We are all human. We make mistakes. Please let our proof reading team edit simple punctuations, grammar and typos.
- Not all articles are guaranteed to be published.
- You hereby grant Filipino Book license to publish your work.
- Any disputed articles will be removed. Please submit proof of copyright ownership for the article to be republished.
- There is a queue, a waiting list. Please be patient as our team goes through all the submissions.
Write about anything.
Anything at all. But English only please. We plan this to be some sort of a future outsourcing platform of some kind.
Write a great article, promote it well, and you stand every chance of getting more people to read your posts!
Share it to your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Promote it. The more people reading your posts, the more comments you have — the better writer you will be!
Upload a picture.
It will really catch your readers’ eyes. And please Set a “Featured Image”, you can set that through the right-sidebar on the screen or while uploading pictures.
To upload pictures, click the small “picture icon” at the top-left corner of the post box.
Warning: the page has a maximum width of 400px for pictures. So choose 400px size or less. And choose the alignment of your image. Center, left or right.
Upload a “featured image”.
Upload a featured image so your articles will have “thumbnails” or “images” on the home page.
A featured image can be the same picture you used on your post.
Most articles are around 500 – 800 words.
Of course if you need more words to express yourself, feel free (Just don’t ramble). Minimum article length is 300 words, and we advise a maximum of 1,500 words.
If your post is urgent or the latest breaking news. Please put the word “URGENT” at the end of your title.
If your article is entitled “November 12 – Pacquiao wins again with a big left hook!”
or “Flood hits Manila today.”
Then make it -
“November 12 – Pacquiao wins again with a big left hook! – URGENT”
“Flood hits Manila today. -URGENT”
Write “tags” and click on the related categories on the right sidebar of the page.
“Tags” and “categories” will help your post get searched and therefore — read.
Please PROOF-READ your articles.
Excessive grammar and spelling errors will likely NOT be published. And please let our proof-reading team edit a few things on your article.
Use lots of paragraphs.
People read differently online from the way they do with books and magazines. Not everybody has that high resolution HDTV for monitors. Ordinary PC monitors make the eyes hurt after a certain time. To ease readability, use a lot of paragraphs!
Make a new paragraph every three to four sentences.
Take advantage of the “kitchen sink” feature.
The kitchen sink feature will make you better arrange your paragraphs — ergo, make it a million times readable.
Put “headings” to organize your article.
Using the “kitchen sink” feature, use lots of headings (if possible) for easier, readable, “scan-able” posts. (Like what I am doing in this guide. Easier to read, isn’t it?)
Just highlight the words and click the heading of choice.
Nobody wants to read random, scattered thoughts. Nobody reads articles that don’t really say anything or go anywhere.
We advise you to write a strong headline, and a focused heading that explains what the article is going to be. This is the online world. Your only chance of capturing readership is through your article headlines (titles) and headings (a teaser on what the article is going to be).
Readers will decide to click your articles through the headlines and determine if the topic is worth their time in the headings. Please, in the heading, give the readers an idea what you are about to write about or else you’ll lose them forever.
Let’s take this article for instance, link here.
How to get to the United States
Filipinos consider the U.S., the “promised land.” Almost everyone dreams of stepping foot in it whether to migrate or visit. In this article, I discuss how I ended up going to the U.S.
I myself grew up wondering what U.S was like. I wondered how the cold weather and the snow would feel. I thought of having imported goods within my reach. I imagined being in places that I only see on TV (think Empire state building, Golden Gate bridge, Hollywood and Las Vegas). Visiting the U.S was part of my bucket list.
But, it wasn’t really my ultimate dream. I think I didn’t felt as strongly about it compared to my other friends who really planned out their…. Read More…
The author put on a strong title, put a picture and wrote a really convincing header so the readers generally have a strong idea on what they are about to read.
Now they are absolutely interested on reading — on finding out “how the author got to the U.S.”
(You just clicked on it, didn’t you?)
Be Specific, don’t ramble.
When we start hitting that keyboard. It’s easy for us writers to get lost in the process. Be specific and only talk about your topic. If you find yourself getting lost or diverting to “extra sub-topics,” cut it out immediately and paste it to a new post. Voila! Two articles instead of one. Two chances of winning the cash prizes
Five short specific articles are better than ONE VERY LONG, “hard-on-the-eyes” piece.
Be interesting and informative
The article must be interesting. Of course your opinions are important, but try to consider your audience too. What’s in it for them? How can YOU make this more interesting for them? What new stuff/information/things could you teach them?
We all want more people to read our stuff, don’t we? It is, after all, the first and foremost reason why we write.
Articles should not be discriminatory, plagiarized or libeled. Your article should have good grammar and spelling throughout, or it will most likely take a while to publish.
Swearing/cussing/bad words are acceptable, BUT within context, and it shouldn’t be excessive. Adult topics and materials are sometimes accepted, depending on context, and at our discretion. Any “adult topics” or “cuss, curse, swear, dirty, bad words” filled article is more likely to be accepted if it contributes something new or interesting that our readers. But at our own discretion!
So what are you waiting for? Log in now to start submitting your well-written articles!
Any questions? Concerns? Suggestions? Write them all up in the comments section below. Thanks!