There is a deep talent pool of readers who have the material to write, but you don’t know how to do it, you need guidance, or maybe you just can’t keep up with my pace and thus only have a weekly or bi-weekly article in you.
Maybe you even have a book inside you, but you don’t understand the process and you’re tired of scammy Internet marketers trying to sell you on their “Kindle money mastery” schemes.
If so, let’s talk.
I’m now accepting guest submissions from people who I believe have the potential to publish their own books.
Who can write for Danger & Play? I’m not going to lie. The standards are high. Danger & Play has had guest articles from Europe’s Hedge Fund Manager of the Decade, a social psychologist, and a neurosurgeon.
This is a big league website, so you need to bring your best game.
There are two types of people who will likely want to write – those who are up-and-comers and those who are established.
If you’re a younger guy…
Not everyone can be on that level, but you had better be a high-achievement type. If you’re in college, don’t tell me how to live life or give me life tips from Elon Musk’s biography. Tell me how you got a 4.0 or ran your student newspaper.
If you are (or think you are) established…
Would I buy and read your book? If not, then you’re not ready yet. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep writing. You should. You just need to step up your game a little bit.
After all, I’ve been writing online for 15 or 20 years. It’s a bit much to feel entitled to write here, but if you have what it takes, it’d be great to have you.
What sort of articles am I looking for?
Danger & Play is not a self-help site: It’s a how-to site. Gorilla Mindset is not a self-help book: It’s a how-to book.
My mission is helping others learn how to overcome adversity and live a life of their dreams.
Your articles should address how to overcome challenges in life, and your articles must be based on personal experience.
I also have a soft spot for book reviews, if you offer legitimate insight and critique rather than listicles. (This is a book review I’d accept, and this is not the kind of article I’d accept as a guest submission.)
A publishing house for self-published authors.
I’ll pay you for your articles, or I’ll invest in you and your book. It’s your choice.
If you believe you have a book inside of you and want to launch it through my websites, prove it. Deliver value and good will to me and Danger & Play readers, and I’ll invest in you.
We’ll publish your book and split the profits and costs 50-50. (If you book doesn’t make a profit, then I bear the entire costs of the book. Costs do not come out of your share until there is actually a profit to share.)
Rule #1. Respect the readers.
I am highly protective of the Danger & Play community and have zero patience for cool guys and self-proclaimed alpha males.
If you have a condescending tone or think you are the coolest most alpha guy ever, do not bother submitting an article. It’s not a good fit.
If you have your own website that has multiple pop-ups and looks like a used car lot, do not bother submitting an article.
Your writing must serve the interests of the Danger & Play audience.
You must give before you get.
Rule #2. See Rule #1.
Deliver value and good will.
What does it mean to deliver value and good will?
Ask yourself, “How does this article help the person reading it?”
Even though writing puts you out front and center and you get a lot of attention, writing is not about you. Writing is about the reader. Humble yourself before the reader or stay far away from me and Danger & Play.
If all your article does it make yourself look cool, then it’s not an article suitable for Danger & Play.
You article must solve a problem other people have.
If you don’t care about the reader, it will show.
How can you submit an article for review?
Do not email me.
Email my editor your proposal. You can contact him through his website.
In the subject line put, “D&P Guest Submission Proposal.”
Do not send a full article. Send a pitch of your article with a few bullet points as well as a brief summary of “your” story.
D&P Guest Submission Proposal
I want to write an article on how to overcome drug addiction. I was addicted to drugs for 20 years of my life, it cost me everything, and I’ve since rebuilt my life.
My editor will review your submissions, send the best ones to me, and I’ll choose which ones to publish.
I’ll also work personally with you on book ideas, help keep you on task, and guide you through the writing and publishing process. After all, we would be partners.
I look forward to hearing from you.
P.S. Here is how to build an audience.