We Can Die Better is a resource for alternative approaches to dying, death, grief, and disposition of a loved one. Our goal is to give our readers a wide selection of options outside what we North Americans have come to view as traditional or normal. So it’s important that our contributors provide insightful approaches and that their articles contain information that our readers can put to use in their practical daily lives.
Please be aware that if your article does not follow the submission rules below, it will not get published.
• Perspective: Your personal “I” perspective is welcome, but not obligatory. You are a contributor to We Can Die Better – you are not writing in your personal blog.
• Word Count: Between 500 to 1,000 words.
• Tone: Respectful, compassionate, positive, open – We are an e-magazine that is read by all ages. If you feel like using slang or informal vocabulary than that’s fine – avoid the use of swear-words.
• Readership: The audience you are writing for is generally between 40 and 55 years and primarily female though we have readers as young as 16 years and as mature as 87 years and though small, a growing following of men.
• Copyright: If you take substantial parts of information or images from third party sources, please refer to those sources at the end of your article.
• Images: Pictures are always welcome – maximum one per article please. If you want to include images make sure to either have the rights to use them or add a link to your source. Here are the pixel requirements for your photos 750x420px.
• Quotes: Refrain from using quotations, our readers are much more interested in what YOU have to say
• Refrain from using “SEO stuff”: If you are trying to get a free link from us or send us keyword-stuffed sales pitches about your business or product, do not bother. We won’t accept it. We are looking for contributions from experts in the field of dying, death, grief, and disposition with an honest interest in changing how we do dying and death in North America
• Beneath your article will appear your photo, name, title and web site. You can submit a short bio (2-3 sentences).
Examples of Effective Titles
To help you ‘name’ your article here are some examples of titles that attract a reader’s attention.
Five Ways to Talk to Your Children about Death
Sixteen Things Not to Say at a Funeral
Seven things to do for Someone Grieving
Three Things to ask Your Funeral Director
Your First Christmas Without a Loved One – What to Do
We will publish
• Facts, information, backgrounds, interviews
• Expert knowledge sharing, expert opinions, valuable personal insights or experiences
• Compassion, encouragement, respect, and humor are important values we stand by
• In some cases: Objective product reviews or comparisons
We will not publish
• Overly self-centered personal blog-style articles
• Promotional articles, self-marketing or biased product reviews
• Anything that has the purpose to optimize for search engines
Ready to submit? We look forward receiving your article.