Contributor Guidelines

Mouse on the Mind is all about sharing my love of Disney, and I’d love to hear from you! I welcome one-off guest posts as well as guest-blog series that celebrate Disney.

Words
Your submissions should be non-fiction essays, reviews, tips, how-tos, lists or service pieces, but if you’ve written a super cool Epcot poem or a dirty limerick about Carousel of Progress, don’t be shy! Topics can be broad and general (planning a trip), more specific (why you love Tower of Terror) or super-specific (why you love the cast member costumes for Tower of Terror) but should be no longer than 2,000 words. Please also include the full name (or pen name) you’d like credited for your work as well as a short bio with up to two links (your personal website or other guest posts you’ve written).

Pictures
You’ve probably noticed that this blog is photo-heavy. I love photos! Doesn’t everyone? Please include photos with your submission and indicate within the text where you would like each photo displayed. You may also include a headshot to go with your submission. Please submit high-resolution (when possible) JPG-format photos that you own or have express permission to use. I cannot stress this enough: Do not submit photos that you do not have the rights to use. If you have an idea about how to illustrate your point but don’t have a photo on hand, just let me know! I have a large repository of photos as well as relationships with many other Disney bloggers, and I may have just what you’re looking for (or know how to get it).

Editing, Rights and Exclusivity
By submitting to Mouse on the Mind, you certify that your words are your own and that you have permission to use  submitted images. You also waive the right to republish all elements of your submission for 90 days after it is published on Mouse on the Mind. I reserve the right to edit all submissions for grammar, spelling and style. Don’t take it personally. If a post misses the mark completely or if it needs improvement, I will return it to you with comments. (I’ve literally never done that! I really am a nice girl!!)

Submission
Before you submit, it’s a good idea to take a look at our recent posts and make sure your voice, style and content are a good fit for Mouse on the Mind. If you have an idea that you think fits the scheme, shoot me an email at admin@mouseonthemind.com to make sure we’re not already working on a similar post. Or, if you’re a risk-taker, just e-mail your submission, and I’ll let you know if it’s right for us. Bonus points if you come up with a catchy title for your post or series. And if you’re really trying to curry my favor, I prefer DropBox for large file sharing—it’s a great way to send your enormous photo files.

Thanks for your interest in Mouse on the Mind! I look forward to hearing from you.