The Saltbox is a collection of informative and entertaining articles on the topics of lifestyle, travel, and culture. We curate all the latest trends and discoveries into actionable and engaging content and posts. Would you like to contribute to our lifestyle blog? Are you looking to reach a niche audience with your content or cause? We would love to hear about your story.
If you are interested in becoming a regular publisher or editor on our website, please contact us.
Article Submission Guidelines
What should I write about?
Anything trending or related to popular or South African lifestyle topics. You can write articles on the following topics:
- Home improvement
- Local businesses and causes
- Fashion trends and style
- Food, recipes, wine, and cooking
- Local news and press releases
- Outdoor activities and events
- New technology
- Health and physical well-being
Should I pitch you my idea before writing the post?
Yes, you can pitch an article idea by emailing us.
When will I hear back from you after I send my pitch?
We will try and get back to you as soon as possible.
Have any tips for ensuring my piece is a fit for The Saltbox?
Write in an easy to follow manner using catchy titles, short to the point paragraphs and list posts. Try and use headings for each section of your posts which gives the reader an idea of what that paragraph is about.
How should I submit my post?
You can submit your post as a word document or a google document.
How long should my posts be?
Posts should be longer than 500 words, written in an easy to read format e.g. using lists and breaking up the content into different shorter sections which focus on different themes or ideas. It should be in the format of introduction, body, and conclusion. Where you introduce ideas in the introduction, expand on those ideas in the body and then summarize and give actionable advice in the conclusion using points from the body.
Do you pay?
No, at this stage we do not pay contributors. You benefit from exposure which may result in your blog getting sponsored posts from brands in a related niche, traffic to your site and having an online reference you can use in your cv for published works.
Should I include links within the piece?
Yes. You can include links to related content if you think it will be helpful to the reader and you can include links to helpful resources that you mention in your post. Please try and use anchor text when linking to other articles or resources.
Submitting the article