Editorial Guidelines for Gifts for Card Players

Gifts mission statement:

To entertain and delight card & game enthusiasts around the world.

Guidelines

Posts on the Gifts website are helpful, interesting and conversational. No need to overly SEO everything. We want a natural voice. It helps if you are really interested in our topics.

Gifts for Card Players is a curated shopping page designed to help you find links to stationery, card accessories, card novelties and gifts, card supplies, party supplies, and card motif wearables. The web page is now a stand-alone destination for shoppers looking for items related to cards, board games, gaming, bridge, and giftware. Cross links are in place in order to maintain the great standing on google and other search engines.

Requirements

The following are required material for the Gifts blog.

Subjects suggestions for your articles:

Playing Cards : All things to do with playing cards. Card Games. Card Accessories. Card Products. Review. Discoveries. Entertainment. Fun.

Board Game reviews: Please go over our magazine to be sure the game has not already been reviewed.

Other games and fun.

Previously Unpublished

Your article needs to be previously unpublished. By submitting to Gifts for Card Players you are giving us exclusive first-time publication rights.

Word count:

  • 600 (min) – Please don’t limit your blog post based on this number however. Posts can range from 600 – 2000 words

Links:

  • Link to other content whenever relevant. Every link included must add value for readers.
  • NOTE: Commercial links can be found described in Payment Details below

Formatting, style and spacing:

  • Please always – only one space after a period.
  • Please do not overly format your post. We will do this when publishing it.
  • no bold, italics etc (unless you are actually stressing a point)
  • no numbered lists or dashes – use bullets
  • no underlines for titles or otherwise
  • Always begin with an introduction to your topic.
  • Use headers and sub-headers to break up your post.
  • Avoid big blocks of text.
  • When writing headlines be specific and indicate a benefit to the reader. Read How to Write a Headlines if you need pointers.
  • Always end the post with a concluding sentence or paragraph.

Author bio:

Feel free to submit an Author Bio for our Contributors Page:

  • Author bio should be 50 words max.
  • Include your headshot (350 – 350).
  • Link to your Twitter, LinkedIn and company if you choose

Editing

We may edit your post or bounce it back to you for up to 2 revisions. We may edit anchor text and links that are not relevant to your post.

Exclusivity

We ask that your article previously unpublished. After publication on our website, you can publish elsewhere but with credit and link to Gifts for Card Players. We ask this because once published, your article will be on our site permanently and Google does not favour duplicate content on the web.

Promoting

We’d love it if you would promote your post throughout your social networks. We ask that you share it more than once on multiple networks over multiple days. The time frame and scheduling is up to you.

How to Submit

  • If you are a regular writer with Gifts, you may be invited to our Basecamp and can submit into our writer’s studio. We’ll send you more info in this case.
  • Otherwise please submit via the contact form in the footer at the bottom of the page.
  • Don’t forget your Bio.

Payment Details

1. Author contributions, no links.

We pay $40 usd per accepted article of 500+. Contributors can either submit their article to this email, pitch a few article possibilities, or request a copy of our Editorial Guidelines.

2. Author contribution, with links.

We charge $100 usd for publication of articles which contain any client or commercial links. The article, and the do-follow link, will remain on our domain(s) permanently. Note: All articles will need to be passed by our editorial board to ensure quality and suitability.

3. Sponsored article request.

We charge $100 usd for publication of articles which contain any client or commercial links. The article, and the do-follow link, will remain on our domain(s) permanently. We have a fantastic team of writers preparing bespoke content for a variety of reader tastes and client requests. Send us your link and preferred anchor text and we’ll create a suitable article for your client.

How to Get Paid

  • We pay almost exclusively through Paypal. We ask that all writers submit a Paypal Request for Payment for each article
    • The title of the article must be in the request.
  • Please note: we won’t chase you around to pay you! Paypal request for Payment is the best way to keep track.

Advertising

We accept banners, text links, and sponsorship. Please refer to our advertising webpage for information on advertising on Gifts for Card Players. giftsforcardplayers.com/advertise/