Tips for Submitting Blurbs

Since we’re getting way more blurb submissions than we can publish now, please read these tips carefully to maximize the chances that you’ll see your own blurb posted on the site:

  1. Have a unique question. Check the site for similar blurbs, and if your question is just like another one we’ve published recently, then the answers to the previous one will probably work for you, too. As such, there’s no reason for us to publish your blurb.
  2. Keep it brief. We don’t need to know your entire life story, and most people won’t read past 500 words, anyway. If you submit a 1,000-word dissertation, don’t expect us edit and publish it, unless you have a really  compelling issue that needs to be addressed (see Tip #1). On the other hand …
  3. Submit something substantial. If the entirety of your blurb can be boiled down to, “I like him, but I don’t know if he feels the same way,” there’s not much for anyone else to say in response, so there’s no reason to publish it (this falls under Tip #1, too). And finally …
  4. Use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Proofread. And make sure your blurb actually makes sense. The less we have to edit, the more likely you will see it published. If you’ve read this far, we know you’re serious about your question, so put an ampersand (&) before your name in your submission, and we’ll bump your blurb over to our priority queue.

And that’s it. Click here to go back to the submissions page, and thank you for your participation on the site!