Contribute to Bitter Lawyer
Interested in having your video, writing, comic, or illustration featured on Bitter Lawyer? Want to drive traffic to your own blog or website? We are always interested in high-quality guest submissions, as well as finding new, regular, and humorous contributors.
Whether you have an idea for a video, a single guest post, or you want to become a regular contributor to Bitter Lawyer, please email us your proposal or complete the handy-dandy form below. But read on before you do.
Bitter Lawyer has limited opportunities for paid staff writer positions. If you are interested in a paid position, email us with more information about you, including any available links to your writing, videos, or illustrations. We’ll get back to you with more details if we like what we see. But, generally, what you read below about guest posts will apply to you as well—we need interesting and funny content, aimed loosely at lawyers, law students, and paralegals. Y’know, the legal industry. But you don’t have to be a lawyer. Or bitter.
Before you fire off a guest post or submission, email us your proposal along with links to 2–3 blog posts you have written (or a comic or video you have produced). It takes us longer to review, edit, and publish guest submissions than what we already get from our regular contributors, so if you want us to review your guest submission, it must be as good or better than what we expect from our regular contributors.
Guest posts should be 500 to 750 words and should relate to life as a lawyer, law student, or paralegal. Videos, illustrations, or comics should have a similar focus. It should also be humorous or, in some cases, deeply insightful. If it’s not that funny, it better be interesting. And while we are Bitter Lawyer, we’re not that bitter: please, no hateful, flaming, or just plain-out discriminatory rants. Believe us—they’ve been done to death.
For posts, please submit as text or—if you must—as a Word or ODT document. Guest posts must be original content, though they can cite and link back to other sources. Check out our popular posts to better understand what’s worked well on the site. For videos, infographics, illustrations, or comics, please submit the original material or a link to where we can view it online.
Guest posts are unpaid, but provide a chance to have your work published in a leading legal humor and entertainment site, build your resume, and drive traffic to your own site.
When you submit a guest post or submission, you grant us an exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual license to publish online any content you create for us, whether text, video, audio, or any other medium, with attribution. Online publication includes websites, email, or other internet-based media. You also grant us a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual license to publish offline any content you create for us, whether text, video, audio, or any other medium, with attribution. Offline publication may include printed, recorded, or other tangible media.
Two Things to Know
1For you publicists, marketing/PR consultants, and similar folks out there: if you want your clients to write a guest post for us, have them contact us directly. We won’t communicate through a third party. Just saying.
2For everyone: if you add us to your email marketing list without asking, we will mark it spam, and we will not publish your guest post.
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