SCOUTjr welcomes new writers!
We welcome contributors on the site in categories including: sports, camps, Long Island, parenting, and health & nutrition. Please familiarize yourself with our mission and website before submitting content.
We pay for original and previously published content. We also accept “timely” pieces in response to current events. We suggest articles be in the 600-800-word range. If you are interested in writing for us, please read the details below and hit the “submit” button to send us your content.
Submit Your Writing Sample to SCOUTjr.com
Please include the following:
- Name and e-mail address
- How did you find SCOUTjr.com?
- Your blog/website and related social media accounts (totally fine if you don’t have one of these)
- Let us know if your article is a) original to SCOUTjr.com (not published anywhere before, including your own blog or social media sites) OR b) a previously published piece. If it is timely, note that in the title.
- A brief biography (2-4 sentences is fine).
- Gravatar.com e-mail address or attached photo for author bio.
- Type article text in box below on the click to submit button. For previously published content, copy/paste text into the box below AND provide the url where your piece was previously published.
We pay our writers!
Unique views are recorded for 30 days after your original or previously published article goes live. Payments are based on unique views. After your article has been live for 30 days, you will receive an e-mail from our team with the number of views your piece received.
Upon receipt of that e-mail, it is your responsibility to send a detailed invoice to [email protected] on or before the 1st of each month. You will receive payment via PayPal on or before the 15th of each month after invoice is received.
Please note the pay scale per views. Please include: title of article(s), your name, e-mail address, PayPal e-mail, number of reported views and corresponding compensation amount. You must send an invoice within 60 days of receiving your views report. We cannot process invoices after a 60-day period.
We ask that you please promote your own pieces as well.
- 0-249 views: $0
- 250-499 views: $5
- 500-749 views: $7.50
- 750-999 views: $10.00
- 1K – 1,999K views: $15.00
- 2K – 2,999K views: $30.00
- 3K-3,999K views: $60.00
- 4K+ views: $100.00
Previously Published Content:
- 0-9,999 views: $0
- 10,000 views+: $50
SCOUTjr has the right to decide which articles to publish and/or pay. Articles must fit our mission. By submitting your article, you are verifying that SCOUTjr has the right to publish this work. If SCOUTjr chooses to run your article, we will contact you with specific details on the next steps to take, within two weeks of submission. Restrictions may apply.
*We are real, live people and we read every submission. We’ll try to respond within one week of your submission. Thank you for your patience!
How to write a great article!
Write what you know and be you, let your voice come through. Readers can tell if you write something just for the views. Instead, share your real emotions. Be genuine, be heartfelt, be you.
Keep your article around 600-800 words or less.
Share, share and share some more! Your friends and family want to read your story!
Your story is unique and awesome. You are unique and awesome. Your kids are unique and awesome. Remember that when you write.
Thought starters: As you navigate the fun and sometimes political world of youth sports, what do you wish you knew in hindsight? Did your child have an amazingly awesome or majorly miserable experience, and what could you do to help?
You will not be able to republish any piece originally published on SCOUTjr with a third party site, nor shall any piece originally published on SCOUTjr be allowed or caused to be republished by a third party. You may, however, request permission from SCOUTjr to republish on your personal website or blog.