Writer’s Guidelines – Author Biographies



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We’re delighted that you want to write for LoveAndBooks.com. We look forward to working with you. Since we strive to make our site fun to read and maintain a certain level of quality, we have some standards for book reviews that we accept and publish. If you’d like us to publish your author biography and bibliography, please read and adhere to these guidelines. We will not accept any author bios and bibliographies that do not meet these criteria.

Also, please be aware that even if your article is awesome and totally meets all these criteria, we can’t publish everything that is submitted (even though we’d love to). We have to pick the ones that best fit our style and current needs. Hopefully, one of those will be yours!

 

Write in the English or Spanish Language
At this time, we will accept biographies written in English or Spanish only. We do love and respect other languages, and hope to expand our language base in the future. But right now, our editors are not able to read and evaluate content in any other language with sufficient proficiency to edit it well. In order to maintain our desired level of quality, we won’t publish what we can’t read.

 

Original Content
Your author biography should be should be your own, unique, original work. Please do not submit anything to us that is published elsewhere, or that will be published elsewhere. No plagiarized, copied, or spun content will be accepted. Users who submitting plagiarized or spun content may be banned from using or contributing to the site.

 

Quality, Relevant Content
We want author biographies that people enjoy reading. We will only accept author bios that we feel are up to our basic standards of quality. One aspect of quality is relevance. Your author bio should be a good fit for our site, and it should be relevant to the purported topic. For example, if you are submitting a biography of author Ilyana Knight, please refrain from writing about your SEO software or other irrelevant product. Also, your author bio should be relevant to the current needs of our site. For example, if we are looking for biographies for authors of fiction, we probably won’t want to accept a biography about Susan B. Anthony.

 

Use Correct Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation.
OK, we’re not the grammar police here. We don’t mind the occasional “Squeeee!” or colloquialism. But we do reserve the right to reject an article if the grammar, spelling, or punctuation distracts from the content of your biography. This is a site for people who enjoy reading. If reading your author biography is more irritating than enjoyable, we’ll have to reject it.

 

Be Nice
LoveAndBooks.com is a community of nice people who like to read. These people come from all walks of life and all corners of the world. Any submissions with inflammatory, false discriminatory, racist, offensive, violence-promoting, or hate-mongering content will not be accepted.

 

Avoid Lewd, Pornographic, or Profane Content
We’ll admit it: some of the books we like to read and review are chock full of lewdness. Yep. No denying that. That’s why we like ‘em. But that doesn’t mean our author biographies have to go into explicit detail. On the off-chance someone’s kid stumbles across your author biography, please avoid using strong language, explicit description, and other racy content. We know this can be a challenge, but we do not need explicit detail of a fangirl/fanboy moment, or the ins and outs of an author’s love life. We reserve the right to remove any biography posted, if the author in question requests it.

 

No Spun Articles
If you don’t know what an article spinner is, great! You’re the kind of writer we want. On the other hand, if your article looks to us like it was generated by an article spinner or other software, we WILL reject it and may ban you from further use of the site.

 

No Malicious Code
To protect the website and its users, all author biographies must be submitted for approval via our online submission page. Submissions should include plain text only. Any submissions that contain hidden or suspicious characters, html markup, javascript, malicious code, viruses, worms, or other stuff that tries to do something unexpected to our site will be rejected. Additional corrective actions will also be taken, as described in our terms of use.

 

Revisions
If we like your Author Biography, but think it needs some work, we may return it to you for revisions. If you choose, you may resubmit it to us after making revisions. Or, you can publish it elsewhere if you prefer.

 

What We Need for an Author Biography and Bibliography
At this time, all author biographies must be submitted through our online submission page. This is a form that will require you to include all of the following when you submit your book review:

  • An original photo (1MB maximum) of the book, or (even better) of you reading the book.
  • The author’s first and last name
  • A Biography, 300 words minimum, 1200 words maximum.
  • A Bibliography of the author’s work, preferably broken down into genre or publication date
  • Information regarding who is submitting the data
  • A valid email address

 

To get started, click here.