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AAA Seeks Guest Bloggers
AAA is seeking guest bloggers to share their anthropological work and research here on the AAA Blog. Blogging is open to all AAA members. The AAA Blog has more than 50,000 readers, both members and non-members. Blog posts should be written geared toward a public audience and have an average of 500 words. All topics related to the field of anthropology will be considered. AAA plans the blog schedule in advance, please contact Anne (email@example.com) with your topic idea to be added to the blog calendar.
To submit a guest blog post please submit the following information via email to Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Author biosketch
- Blog post, including title
- Indicate if the post is time sensitive
Blog Post Guidelines
- Posts should not exceed a 500-800 word limit
- Include a title. Maximum recommended title length is 40 characters (including spaces)
- Author biosketch is no more than 50 words and includes the author’s current affiliation.
- No endnotes, footnotes, bibliographies. Any citations must be internal.
- Post is finalized and ready for publication. To keep up with the speed of publishing with our limited staff resources, editorial review will be very light.
- Include hyperlinks when appropriate.
- Limit the key points you wish to make to three or four at most; readers will be more likely to absorb and remember your piece if you help them to focus.
- Keep in mind that most of your readers will not be familiar with your specialty and its particular jargon. Write for a broad and diverse audience that may not have a degree in anthropology. Avoid jargon.
- Begin with the bottom line: feature the single most powerful sentence as the opening line. Consider: What is the main point of your piece? What is it that you would like the reader to remember most?
- Your points and examples should clearly and effectively support your argument.
- End with a brief statement of what it is that you want the reader to retain.
- Feature concrete examples. Examples not only draw the reader into the subject more easily, they facilitate a much more rapid comprehension.
- Photographs and multimedia are encouraged.
- Include a clear caption and credit information for each article of multimedia.
- Submit visuals only as jpg, tif or wav files.
- Soundfiles should be mp3s and are limited to 5 MB.
AAA members are encouraged to contribute to Anthropology News. Click here for details.