Thanks for applying to be a Contributor!
Hey Potential Contributor!
I'm so glad you're here! Thank you for your application. I'll review it and get back to you within the next few days. In the meantime, please review your next steps below and fill out the registration at the bottom of this page so that once your application is accepted, your account can be approved, and you can start writing great content.
Here are your next steps:
Right now, your application is on it's way to my email inbox and once I have a chance to review and approve it, you'll be able to write. (Click the + button next to each item to view it's contents and to open the Registration form.)
Your account will be set to PENDING which means you won't be able to login or post anything yet but I'll be notified you've registered. When I get that notification, I'll approve your account and set your role to Contributor so that you can login and write your first article. You'll get an email when your account is approved and live.
The first time you login, please take a moment to review the Contributor Info on the Dashboard. You'll find 3 sections: Start Here, Contributor Guidelines, and Writing Resources. I suggest you look through Start Here at a minimum.
Our readers want to know who you are! So, in the Dashboard, choose PROFILE from the lefthand menu and fill out your website, social media links, and your bio. Don't forget to hit SAVE at the bottom of the screen!
Choose Posts > Add New from the lefthand menu to write your first article.
Be sure to include a catchy title and an image or two. Choose ONE category from the Categories menu on the right side of the edit screen. You may also add up to 5 tags and a featured image.
Note that your articles will be set to PENDING when you publish them. This means your article will not be live yet.
When you submit an article, I'll be notified it's available for review. I'll look the article over, fix any errors, ensure the formatting and all is correct, then publish it. If it needs revisions that I can't provide, you'll get a notice for review with the item(s) that need revision. Please do that right away and resubmit when finished.
After your article is published, you'll be notified it's live so that you can go ahead and share on your website, to your mailing list, and/or on social media and anywhere else you want to share it.
Please also be sure to sign up for the mailing list. You can do that on any form here on the website. Subscription forms are located in the header and in the footer on pretty much every page.
DO NOT use your email address as your username! Please use something like your first name and last initial or your first name and last name as one word or something like that. Make it easy for you to remember. And please, use STRONG passwords! A combo of letters, numbers, and symbols is usually best.
Only administrators can add new users.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! I look forward to working with you on this very special magazine!
To Your Greater Purpose,
Annie S. Anderson
Founder + Editor in Chief
The Firebranders Magazine