Become a contributor:
Here’s all the information you need to know to become a contributor for Cannabis Entrepreneur Magazine.
Who’s a contributor?
Cannabis business owners and upper management staff are the bulk of our contributors.
Does Cannabis Entrepreneur Magazine accept pitches?
No. Our editorial team will review only a full draft of your post.
Can I co-author a post?
Yes, but we only allow one contributor bio, so the second author will have a basic introduction at the start of the article like such “This post was co-written by Author Name, Company Name”
What is the editorial process like?
Your patience is appreciated. We edit towards the end of the week. We take our time and review the articles to give them the best representation possible.
You will receive a confirmation email within a couple of business days when we receive your post. After that, your post goes into our editorial queue where our team reviews each post. For posts being considered, average turnaround time for review is 2 – 4 weeks, though the timeline may be shorter, or longer, depending on the current volume of submissions under review.
If your post is accepted, we will reach out to let you know next steps. If your post is not accepted, we will let you know that too.
- If you need to know whether your post is accepted within a certain timeframe, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
- While we cannot always honor publication date requests, please let us know if you have a date to meet and the reason why.
- Due to the volume of submissions, we do not respond to guest post inquiries that include a request for a link exchange. These posts are not accepted.
Why should I become a contributor?
Sharing your expertise with an engaged audience of cannabis entrepreneurs is a great way to improve your industry profile. It also increases your odds of having us feature you in the magazine and the website.
Additionally, sometimes people contact us looking for work or asking to get involved in Cannabis Entrepreneur Magazine. The best way to work with us is to become an active blogger who contributes solid, detailed posts. This is the pool of people we look to when we have opportunities.
Posts on Cannabis Entrepreneur Magazine are widely shared.
How does Cannabis Entrepreneur Magazine promote my post?
Cannabis Entrepreneur Magazine will promote posts via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other relevant social platforms. All posts are also emailed to our subscribers.
There are a few ways you can help us, too, so that your post gets maximum exposure:
- Tweet it out to your network. Feel free to mention @CannapreneurMag
- Share it on Facebook and Google+ and tag Cannabis Entrepreneur Magazine.
- Pin it on Pinterest.
- Share an update on LinkedIn from your personal profile home page.
- Respond to all comments to create conversation around your post. If you do, you’ll gain some new fans, plus you’ll automatically get alerted for future comments.
Whom exactly should I write for?
While we educate anyone who is interested, our ideal readers are existing business owners, existing cannabis entrepreneurs, and cannapreneurs just getting started in the industry. All our readers “do” some aspect of cannabis business, planning or strategy, operations, or management.
These are our audience’s typical challenges/needs/burning questions/pain points:
- How do they get help from others in the enterprise when others have different needs and goals – and also too much to do?
- How do they measure success and prove ROI of all of this?
- How do I get funding?
- How can I capture my market share?
- Do I worry about licensing?
If you want your post to be accepted, consider ways to connect your topic to these audience concerns.
What is the Cannabis Entrepreneur Magazine voice?
Sound like yourself, not like a robot. Aim for these characteristics:
Write similar to how you would speak. (You’d, we’d, haven’t.)
How can I increase the likelihood that my post will be accepted?
Provide at least one aha moment. Leave readers thinking something like this:
- “That makes sense.”
- “Wow, I learned something new.”
- “Oooh, I need to share this.”
Here are some ways to do that:
- Have a consistent point through the entire piece.
- Include specific step-by-step instructions on how to do something.
- Include screenshots and graphics to illustrate your points in a way that words don’t.
- Include examples, metrics and their sources.
- Re-read your intro. Can you cut a paragraph (or more) to get to the point more quickly?
- Use subheadings, bulleted lists, and bold fonts to highlight key concepts and action items.
- Tell good stories and connect with peoples heart. Imagine how someone would connect with you.
How can I DECREASE the likelihood that my post will be accepted?
Write a post with one or more of these characteristics:
- It has been published elsewhere.
- It is an infographic only and not part of an educational post.
- The post lacks a clear tie to cannabis entrepreneurship and cannabis business.
- It’s too basic.
- It’s a things-to-do overview with little detail on how to do those things.
- It lacks a clear main point and is confusing.
- It’s a white paper or other form of promotional content that is meant to tout the benefits of one specific product/service over others.
Someone from Cannabis Entrepreneur Magazine invited me to submit a post. Does this guarantee acceptance?
No. It’s the approach an article takes that makes all the difference, so we can’t decide until we see a full draft.
What are your republishing guidelines?
See our guidelines on republishing posts.
You made it to the end! We appreciate you taking the time. Still have additional questions? Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I get started?
Please use the form below to give us your introductory information, and we can get the ball rolling.