Marine Madness is now looking for guest submissions to help expand content and give people a chance to share their passion for the oceans and marine life!
If you love the sea and have a story to tell about it then Marine Madness is here to help. I am looking for exciting new content to expand and build upon what I have started. If you have something to say or share then Marine Madness offers a safe space for you to do that with a community of like minded people. Whether you’re trying to get your foot in the door, already have experience or just looking to try something new then I want to hear from you.
In terms of the type of content there are very few limits to what I am looking for. The main content of the blog consists of journalistic articles focusing on marine biology/conservation. If this is something you would like to try your hand at then great, but if your strengths lie elsewhere then that’s cool too. If you have a story to tell and as long as it is in some way is linked to the ocean then it will be considered. Any marine artwork would also be greatly appreciated whether it be underwater photography, a short film, painting or sculpture. If it shows off your passion for the ocean then I’d love to share it. Stuck for ideas? Then have a look at some of the existing posts and see if anything inspires you.
I am looking for submissions from everyone. Experience is not necessary only a passion for the marine world and an interesting topic. If you are a student just wanting to give it a go or a seasoned researcher wanting to promote your work then anything goes. I will consider everything that is submitted for publication and will only reject entries for publication for 3 main reasons…
- Your submission is in no way related to the oceans.
- Your submission is poorly written (lots of grammatical and spelling errors), does not make sense, or has nothing interesting to say (this is very unlikely).
- Your submission is plagiarised or breaks copyright law
There are a few basic guidelines based on what I am looking for but as I have already said all entries will be considered if you want to do your own thing.
- It is strongly recommended to include at least one link to another article or piece of research that supports what you are saying.
- Keep the word count between 500-1500 words.
- Aim to write for a general audience with a passion for science. Not too much jargon, but don’t be afraid to show off what you know.
- Write about something that is really interesting (i.e. a particular species that can do something amazing) or something that pisses you off! (i.e. something you think shouldn’t happen like overfishing or plastic pollution)
- Keep it simple and don’t overthink it
For photographs & artwork
- Try to aim for more than one singular thing (i.e. an album of photos or a collection of art) so that there is some substance to the post.
- Write a short piece to accompany your work (i.e. how you took them, why it is important to you, what you were trying to show etc).
What do you get out of it?
It is important to realise Marine Madness is not a business and does not make money. I do not run it for any other reason than that I enjoy it and care about it. No submissions will be paid for! But just because it’s done for free doesn’t mean you won’t get anything out of it. All posts written by guest contributors or artwork showcased will be fully accredited to the author/artist. Guest posts will include a short bio of who you are and what you do plus a chance to attach links to social media or personal websites. I have contributed to several other websites and magazines for free and been rewarded in a similar way. I can assure you that doing so is not only enjoyable but has definitely increased the amount of people that are aware of what I do and now read my own work.
If you have something to submit or just want to ask some questions the email me at email@example.com or message the Facebook page.
Look forward to hearing from you soon!