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First of all, thank you for your interest in submitting your personal story, project, information, insight, expertise, and other content related to Florida's environment and communities. Fight For Zero is working to share stories throughout the state of Florida because we believe every voice matters. We would love to work with you. Should your submission be declined, please rest assured it simply means that we either know there is a blog out there that would be a better fit for your work, or we're simply backed up with pending features.  No matter our decision, please continue to keep us in mind when submitting features in the future!

For all submissions, please follow the submissions guidelines found below.  When submitting to our blog please use a computer, not your smart phone. You must download and sign the content release form found under "how to submit."

 WHAT WE LOOK FOR 

  • Creative content that helps educate on various environmental and conservation issues.
  • Excellent resources for our readers to learn and use; letter drafts, how to, links, etc. 
  • Stories from people touched by cancer or an autoimmune disease. 
  • Summarized stories about your community and possible contamination or health issues.
  • Exciting DIY projects, recipes, and designs that promote sustainable living. 
  • Features on businesses in the state of Florida that are environmentally-friendly. 
  • Features on safe products that promotes ZERO contaminates in the environment. 
  • Pollution issues happening in your area; algae, PFAS, phosphate mining, waste dumping, etc. 
  • Stories about advocacy and activism with tips and tricks.  
  • Positive stories of government officials stepping up to make a difference.
  • Reasons why you love Florida; photography, favorite places to visit, beach life, food, etc.

 IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS 

Due to the way our blog is set up we prefer horizontal images.

  • Please send anywhere from 2-80 high-resolution original images for us to consider
  • Images should be high-resolution digital images (300 dpi and 81/2" x 10"), all individuals (no collages)
  • Photos should be big, bright, and sharp, with no timestamps or watermarks.  Low- quality photos or out-of-focus photos cannot be used.
We welcome a number of different methods for sending images, but if sharing through Dropbox, please send a direct link to the Dropbox folder in lieu of Dropbox folder invitation and please ensure that "home" is not present in the URL, or we won't be able to access it.  A direct link saves us both time and space, and will ensure a quicker response.  Here are an assortment of popular ways to share images:

  • Dropbox folder link
  • Google Drive link
  • Smugmug link
You can either attach the images to our email or link to images using either Dropbox, Smugmug, or Google Drive. You must make sure that we have granted access to the album to download and to include the gallery download pin (if needed). 

 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT  

We also ask that you kindly share any known social media handle for all involved - Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  Be sure to double check these handles for accuracy. You will be acknowledged as a guest writer to our blog. If you have a website or contact information you would like shared please include that in your submission.

 DISCLAIMER 

By submitting features for consideration to this blog, you hereby assume responsibility or ownership of its copyrighted work. Make sure included vendors are all in accordance with the plans to submit a feature. Please do not submit if a submission is pending elsewhere, as we do not retract scheduled features.

Be advised we will not respond to submissions without images and list of vendors. Likewise, content that has already been featured in other competing publications or sites will not be accepted.

Publishing on your personal blog is permitted.  Please keep in mind that we are an exclusive blog - if you wish to submit accepted content elsewhere, we ask that you wait until 90 days have elapsed since your feature date on this blog - F4Zero.org - Fight For Zero.

Submissions are never guaranteed and depend on the backlog and editorial needs.  All submissions go through a rigorous review and editing process.

We love diversity.  That's part of what makes this blog and the team behind it exceptional. We do not discriminate or otherwise give priority to photography sets based on color, religion, sexual orientations, dress size or national origin.  Featured photography sets are determined by image quality, decor aesthetics, unique details, settings, and content according to what Fight For Zero readers love.

HOW TO SUBMIT

You must download, fill out, and include the content release form with your submission. 

Content Release Form: Fight For Zero Blog Release Form


Please submit the following information to team@fight4zero.org
  • Your Legal First & Last Name:  
  • Do You Want to Remain Anonymous? 
  • Do You Want to Use a Fictitious Name?
  • Email Address: 
  • Title of Your Submission: 
  • Your Story or Text: Must be at least a paragraph or more. You can form this as an article, interview, story, educational post with links, etc. Your text will be proofread. It's okay to embrace imperfection. We have a team ready to help. 
  • Link to Image Gallery: Read the above guidelines for more information. 
  • Gallery or Download Password: 
  • Sources & Credits: Including but not limited to; photographers, stock image sources unless attribution is not required, videographers, person quoted, sources to research, video links, etc.
  • Attached content release form
When submitting and signing the release form you agree to the following: This submission is not currently pending a decision from any other blog site. It will not be submitted to any other site until it has been declined by the blog team. Other vendors involved in the making of this content were informed of my submission. I understand that if a content release is not filled out and provided in the download link that my submission will be declined. I understand that once I submit this work for a feature it will not be removed by any circumstance. 

If you don't hear from us within 3 weeks, please be sure to follow up to ensure we received your submission before submitting elsewhere.


Tips and Tricks to Great Blog Content

The secret to getting published is to create eye-catching original content (photographs, articles, graphics, artwork). The outside of the box! We love creative submissions.

Compelling, original, and interesting stories that give our reader insight. The story should flow, have good structure, and correct terminology.

Images that feature the topic being written about or helps viewers get a visual to your story is what we are looking for. We especially love vblogs that can be shared directly to the post.

Content that is consistent and relevant to the blogs style and theme.

Aspiring and passionate contributors who consistently submit to the blog. Once you prove yourself to a publication and have a relationship with an editor, it's much easier to come back the second and third time to get featured.

Provide good photography. Do not underestimate the importance of good images.

Keep it simple by organizing all of your content onto one file. For instance put the publication release, images, credits, and article all under one download link or in one place.

Know the blog. Take a look at the latest posts to get a feel or the style, what we're looking for, and what creative ideas you can bring to the table.

Take the time to do you homework.

Send in your best work by going through all of your images and selecting the ones you think fully represent you and the concept you're going for. Offer something different.

Clearly demonstrate your talents and wisdom. Share your credentials and platforms.

Promote the blog to help bring awareness.

After You Submit

Give the team adequate time to respond. Wait a week or so before following up. If you don't hear back within two weeks, send an email.

Interested in becoming a contributor? Have you already submitted to the blog? Are you willing to submit content on a regular basis? If you answered yes to these questions contact us for more information on becoming an official contributor of Fight For Zero. team@fight4zero.org

For any additional questions, contact us

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