Want to write for SongFancy?

SongFancy is always looking for fantastic guest authors to feature on the blog. If you have something you’d like to contribute, browse the style guide below and get in touch!

What can I submit?

  • Finished articles that you have already published on your own website or elsewhere
  • A handful of titles you’d like to pitch. We can narrow it down to the perfect titles, and you can write the articles from there

 


How to submit:

Email me at SarahSpencerMusic [at] gmail [dot] com with either your title pitches or your articles as LINKS ONLY.

Please, NO ATTACHMENTS! Emails with attachments will get deleted. Nothing personal, I just don’t want to run the risk of getting a nasty virus from a jerk disguised as a guest poster.

What’s in it for me?

While guest posters don’t get paid cash money, you can enjoy the benefits that come from having your article on SongFancy:

  • You post will have your author bio, pretty headshot, and any links you choose to share
  • Your article will be sent out to the entire SongFancy email list
  • It will be shared multiple times over months in the Pinterest queue
  • Pull quotes shared on the SongFancy Instagram and tagged with your username
  • Shared in relevant Facebook groups
  • Shared on the SongFancy Facebook page and private Facebook groups
  • You can enjoy a bump in SEO from having your site linked on this site

 


Style Guide

What’s SongFancy all about?

SongFancy is a blog full of contemporary songwriting tips, techniques, and inspiration for the commercial minded lady songwriter. It’s the kind of place she stops at to get a quick jolt of encouragement or new ways to challenge herself as a songwriter. It’s for songwriters who love the radio and discovering new music by falling deep into the Spotify rabbit hole.

Topics include song craft for beginners, ways to stay creatively fulfilled, fighting writer’s block, organization and time management as a hobbiest-to-pre-professional songwriter, and the best songwriting tools and resources from around the web. We also do a quarterly songwriting group challenge, called the 5 in 5 song Challenge, where writers are encouraged to write 5 songs in 5 days from song prompts.

SongFancy also has a book of song prompts and an online course on living a more inspired life.

Who are SongFancy readers?

  • Beginning female songwriters who want to learn to write contemporary, radio-like songs
  • Intermediate female songwriters who write a lot, but need an inspiration boost
  • Artist-career-oriented, performing female songwriters

SongFancy is not a music industry blog, so we don’t post about the music business, how to write hits, getting pub deals, etc.

Voice:

Contemporary. Slang terms are tots cool, babe. Current events and contractions rock!
Empathetic. People write for many different emotional reasons, and SongFancy is sensitive to that.
Casual. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. A little humor goes a long way.
Encouraging. We lift up our readers and encourage them to take risks with their songs.
Irreverent. Feel free to throw an F bomb in there once in a while to spice things up.

Article length:

500-1200 words.

Do I need to include photos or videos?

You don’t need to include photos, but if you’d like to, feel free! Be sure you’re using creative commons images or your own original photography. If you include your own photos, let me know and I’m happy to include a credit for you and a link back to your website! SongFancy will create the featured image and social images.

Feel free to use videos where needed or make your own like Mandy did. Not necessary, but Google tends to give video content more attention if you’re looking for an SEO bump. It’s also great original content you can share on your own channels!

Most popular posts:

What do our readers most want to know or struggle with?

“Finishing songs.”
“Finding the time to write.”
“Finding ideas to write about.”
“Becoming better at the craft I love so much!”
“Live performance tips.”
“Getting my music to the next level.”

Suggested topics:

  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Different goal setting strategies
  • Beating stage fright
  • Strategies for writing compelling lyrics
  • Basic home recording techniques
  • Self care for creatives
  • Time management for songwriters
  • How to finish songs that are sitting
  • Finding cowriters and collaborators
  • Lists of tools, apps, websites, and other resources
  • Fun new songwriting exercises
  • Interviews with songwriters about songwriting
  • How to get local bands to write with you
  • Marketing your own music
  • The importance of email lists
  • How to use social media as a songwriter
  • How to use social media as an artist

Email me at SarahSpencerMusic [at] gmail [dot] com with either your title pitches or your articles as LINKS ONLY.