Blog Post Submission Guidelines

We offer three different opportunities for guest post submissions. Each serves a different purpose for our audience and they are all valuable. Please review the blog article submission guidelines carefully and answer the questions as closely as possible.

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I’m a huge believer in cheering on women who are flourishing in life and encouraging women as they pursue their callings. Let’s be a community that cheers each other on as we all thrive in our gifts and callings!

Reflections of Embracing Holy Interruptions

When you reflect on different seasons of your life, who was there for you? Who helped guide you when challenges arose? Who has mentored you? We are created for community. It’s where we thrive. And part of our communities often includes discipleship relationships! I’d love to share your story.

Guest Post Submissions

Do you have a blog contribution that fits one of our core categories? Are you looking for a place to collaborate? Lessons from the Sidelines welcomes blog submissions that fit these guidelines.

  • Word count must be a minimum of 600 words. We will not accept content longer than 1,200 words.
  • All content MUST be original and not previously published.
  • Content should match the style and tone of the site. Read through the articles on the site just to get a sense of previously published content. Honest, reflective, and funny are three of our favorite things.
  • Double-check your grammar. If it looks like it’s going to require a lot of time to edit, we will probably move on. With that being said, all submissions go through an editing process before being published.

Most Common Reasons Submissions Are NOT Accepted:

Nine times out of ten, it’s simply because we have several articles already on the same topic. 

Other reasons include:

  • Too Much Editing Required (send your article to a friend to edit before you submit!)
  • Too Negative (We try to keep our tone honest and relatable but also encouraging.)
  • Too Long (Try to keep it under 1,200 words.)
  • Too Specific (This platform will not be used to shame specific people for personal platform building.)

If you’d like some guidance, poke around the site to get a better understanding of the tone we are after.

Do you have any additional questions? Email