Become a VISN Contributor
Are you interested in writing a guest post for the Veterinary Inventory Strategy Network (VISN)?
Well you’re in luck, because we’re always on the lookout to add some awesome talent to our team of VISN Contributors!
But before you start your masterpiece, let’s make sure we are on the same page. First item of business: We don’t accept unsolicited submissions. We DO accept brief pitches for blog posts (see instructions below), and if we like your writing and your idea, we may invite you to contribute.
The reason we’re a bit tight with our guidelines when it comes to guest submissions is that we take a lot of pride in delivering only the best content to the Veterinary Inventory Strategy Network community. So we’re looking for next-level insights from other veterinary professionals who have great advice to offer and a knack for writing.
Think you’ve got what it takes? Read on.
– It has to be high quality. We have some seriously high standards when it comes to our content. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to go through multiple revisions and edits before we publish it.
– It’s original. This one is pretty obvious. If your article has been published anywhere else before, we don’t want it.
– Know our audience. The Veterinary Inventory Strategy Network is all about providing quality, actionable content for inventory managers and other veterinary professionals, and anything within that ecosystem.
– It’s actionable. Our main requirement is that your article provides useful and actionable advice to our audience. This isn’t a place to wax poetic about the state of the veterinary industry unless you’re telling our audience what they can do about it.
– In-depth but concise. We don’t have word requirements, but our feature posts tend to run somewhere between 2000 and 4000 words. We like for our content to be detailed and dive deep, but we don’t want it to drone on or be repetitive.
– Re-posting. Once published in the Veterinary Inventory Strategy Network, contributors are not permitted to re-post their article on any other websites or media outlets.
– Content rights. If we do not end up publishing your contribution, you are free to use this article anywhere else on the web. We do not own the rights to your piece.
How to Become a Contributor
– Tell us your idea. Only the idea, not the finished product. Please include:
- Two to three suggestions for a headline for your idea.
- One to two sentences summarizing the main idea of the post, not to exceed 100 words.
- A basic outline of what you intend to write, and what direction you want to take.
- If possible, provide links to 3 previous samples that are similar to what you would write for the Veterinary Inventory Strategy Network. If this is your first article, that is okay
– Each piece of published content will include a bio box and any media links (if you would like).
– If your pitch is accepted, then we’ll ask you to submit a draft. At that point, we will send over more information. Please note that a successful pitch does not automatically ensure your piece will be published.