Guest Post Submission Guidelines

Last updated on February 9th, 2022

While we work primarily with in-house writers and contributors, we occasionally accept unsolicited guest posts if they are in line with our site’s goals and will be beneficial to our audience.

NOTE: We do not publish guest posts for a fee. Any requests for this will be deleted without response. Please don’t waste our time or yours. 

We publish posts in the following categories:

Personal Development

  • Crafts and hobbies
  • Goals
  • Habits
  • Responsible money management
  • Productivity
  • Time management

Parenting and Family

  • Family activities
  • Homeschooling
  • Parenting

Home Life

  • Gardening
  • Minimalism
  • Organizing
  • Sustainable living

Guest post submission calendar

We accept and review guest post submissions throughout the year, but posts are typically scheduled 2-3 months after approval. Keep this in mind when submitting seasonal/holiday-specific posts. 

Submission guidelines

  • We are more likely to publish posts submitted by engaged readers of My Cup Runs Over. Take a look around at our existing posts, engage through comments and/or social sharing, and subscribe to our newsletter. We are working to develop a strong community, and voices emerging from that community will receive preference for publication. 
  • Although we do have some Christian pieces on the site, we prefer that guest posts are inclusive of all readers and are not targeted specifically at readers of a particular religion.
  • We do not accept queries; please send complete pieces only.
  • We only accept original pieces that haven’t appeared elsewhere (including on your blog).
  • Posts should be between 1000 and 2500 words and should be formatted for web reading–the use of bullets, lists, subheadings, and short paragraphs is strongly encouraged. 
  • Please edit carefully for clarity and readability. There will be some editing involved, but posts requiring heavy editing will not be considered. We do revise all accepted posts for readability and SEO purposes before publication.
  • Submit your post as a Google doc, with your name and the title of your post as the document title (i.e. Sophie Elise – Finding Me-Time as a Homeschooling Mom of Ten).
  • Please do not submit promotional posts. 
  • Submission does not guarantee publication. We reserve the right to refuse submissions without cause. Due to time constraints, we cannot provide feedback on your submission unless it is accepted. 

Publishing rights

  • If you have a blog, please share an excerpt of approximately 300 words from your post on the day of publication with a link to the full post on My Cup Runs Over. 
  • We also ask that you promote your post on social media streams and in your mailing list if you have one.
  • All rights remain with the author of the post, but we ask you do not post the full content of the post on another site as this will have a negative impact on both site’s search engine rankings.       

Submission checklist

This checklist will help you ensure you have met all requirements. Posts not meeting all requirements are very unlikely to be accepted. 

  • Post is in Google doc format with your name and post title in the document title
  • Post is between 1000 and 2500 words
  • Post has been edited for clarity and readability (it’s best if you have a friend or spouse look it over for you to catch things you may have missed)
  • Post has not been published elsewhere
  • Sharing settings are turned on to Anyone with a Link Can View

Thank you so much for your interest in sharing your story on My Cup Runs Over. We look forward to hearing from you!