Submit a guest post

Thank you for your interest in writing an article for The Oxford Magazine.

We are open to receiving interesting content from Oxfordshire-based individuals and businesses, but we ask that the content relates to the local lifestyle, home, garden, food and drink scene in Oxford and across the Oxfordshire county.

Before submitting your piece for publication, we also ask that you:

Give your article some structure.

In terms of the content, we prefer a minimum of 300 words but no more than 1,500 words divided into clear logical paragraphs. Give your article proper structure with eye-catching headings and subheadings where possible, to make it easier for users even on smaller screens and mobile phones.

Make it fluent, readable and error-free.

The content must be written in English, and be error-free in terms of spelling and grammar. Use tools like Grammarly and the Oxford English Dictionary to check for grammar and spelling.

Don’t get all ‘commercial’ on us.

Please don’t include promotional content. We don’t like posts that are too promotional of either the writer’s own business or of someone else’s (i.e. articles that look and read like ads). Content should be useful and compelling to our readers – not self-serving.

Link to facts, examples and sources.

Links can be included, but they should be added to the content to provide useful information to the audience, for example, as citations or to back up any claims. We will NOT accept spammy, non-informative links or black hat link building schemes. You can include media such as images, videos, maps, tweets etc. in the post. All in-text citation links must be fully referenced.

Be relevant and insightful.

We’re happy to promote writers and their companies. And we love to read interviews and reviews. But articles should stand by themselves and provide our readers with fresh and unique perspectives rather than regurgitating the ‘same-old’ content.

Only submit original unpublished work.

Please only submit original, unpublished work. Please don't submit articles already published on your blog or elsewhere. Additionally, do not distribute the material to other sites or magazines afterwards.

You must own the rights to all aspect of the guest post. By contacting us with your submission, you represent and warrant that the article is your original work and does not contain any objectionable or libellous material.

Please write your article in full before submitting. We do not consider pitches at this time, as the quality of many articles we’ve received in the past have not matched the quality of the pitch. If your article follows the guidelines above, then it's likely to be accepted for publication.

Please note that our editors may make grammar, spelling, formatting, etc. changes to your draft as required. We reserve the right to determine the post title and tags for your submission to ensure consistency with the rest of the website.

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