The AW blog is dedicated to promoting the works of its members. We’re looking for articles that inspire, educate, and challenge the community to become better writers.


  • We only publish content created by our members. If you’re interested in writing for
    • Become a member of the Atlanta Writes Meetup group. It’s free, and you don’t need to live in Atlanta to be a part of our literary community.
    • Send us your article or pitch, along with a link to your member profile.
    • Being a member of Atlanta Writes does not guarantee publication.


  • We’re looking for pieces that range from 600 to 1,500 words, depending on the complexity of the subject. The ideal word count is 1,100 words.
  • We welcome any article that covers the craft of writing, publishing, or insightful aspects of the writing journey. 
  • Specific, well-researched* topics of interest include but are not limited to:
    • interviews with subject-matter experts
    • how-to articles (find a unique angle to common topics)
    • marketing advice
    • writing/storytelling techniques
    • genre-specific articles
    • software reviews (if the software benefits writers)
    • reviews of books on the craft of writing
    • funny listicles about the writer’s life
    •  success stories of self-publishing
    •  success stories of traditional publishing
    • proven or tested book marketing strategies
    • reviews of local businesses that provide writer-friendly experiences
  • Please ensure you have the rights or permission to use any art, photography, or any other visual aids used in your article.
  • We give special consideration to content that falls into the realm of transmedia storytelling**. This means that content can be adapted or extended into other forms of media. For instance, a blog post can also serve as the basis for a YouTube video that expands the original content, or instead it could lead to a bigger picture to be discussed on a podcast, etc. If your content can be extended through other digital mediums, feel free to mention concrete examples in your pitch.

*You don’t have to be a subject-matter expert on the topic you choose to write about, but your article must be well-researched. Remember to credit your sources and include a bibliography to support any claim that is not expressed as an opinion.

**Learn more about transmedia storytelling through this free Coursera course:

We only accept unpublished works.

Send your articles to 

Include a link to your Atlanta Writes member profile.

Paste your submission directly into the body of the email, just below your query. Do not include photography or artwork but, please, inform us whether you plan to pair images with your article.

Include your picture or headshot.

Include a 50-word byline.


We do not offer payments of any kind, but we hope to at some point.


We do not accept self-promotional material. Articles of this nature, disguised as advice for authors, or profiles of individuals, companies, etc., will be immediately rejected. 

The 50-word byline is your opportunity to talk yourself up, let people know who you are and where they can go to learn more about you.