Happy Valentine’s Day to All of You — Especially Our Guest Contributors!

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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

I just wanted to take a moment and thank the guest writers who have contributed to Poly Land over the past 2 years. I do my best to deliver quality content, but I am only one person.  Part of what I envisioned when I started to publish articles on Poly Land every day was the opportunity to bring OTHER voices into the conversation and help to provide a more rich mix of perspectives. It’s been my honor to present their writing to you readers.

So seriously, thank you! And here’s a little more detail on them.

Fluffy

Fluffy is an academic in training who is studying organizational behavior in hopes of making the world a better place. I often consult them on the experiences of gay men in pansexual polyamorous spaces, as well as nuanced discussions of gender, amatonormativity, and what does and doesn’t constitute systemic discrimination.

Poly Land Articles:

  1. Is There a Right Time or Way to Break Up a Relationship?
  2. Being Single Sucks, But We Don’t Want to Hear About It
  3. I Was Treated as a Disease Vector: Why There Are So Few Gay Men in Pansexual Polyamory
  4. Is Solo Polyamory Ableist? A Readers’ Response Discussion (joint guest post with LadyHeat)

Regular Blog: Eclectic Discourse (where pith goes to die; in-depth looks at awkward topics)

LadyHeat

LadyHeat is a badass lesbian bitch who kicks in the teeth of marginalization. As a writer, she specializes in same-sex erasure, queer isolation, and the realities of living in poverty.

Poly Land Articles:

  1. Dating While Poor Is Difficult, But Doable
  2. Proximity, Social Pressure, and Same Sex Erasure in Polyamorous Relationship Systems
  3. Is Solo Polyamory Ableist? A Readers’ Response Discussion (joint guest post with Fluffy)

Matt

Matt is a polyamorous switch, world class conversationalist, and lover of ethical thought experiments. He has contributed work dealing with masculinity, prejudice in dating, hedonism, and sex trafficking.

Poly Land Articles:

  1. Who Shouldn’t Be Polyamorous?
  2. Twin Demons: How I Learned About Toxic Masculinity and Toxic Monogamy 
  3. The Difference Between Having Preferences and Being a Prejudiced Asshole in Online Dating
  4. Firing a Gun Into a Dark Room: Strip Clubs, Sex Trafficking, and the Hidden Costs of Hedonism

Regular Blog: Confessions of a Hedonist

John

John dates poly women but usually stays monogamous himself when he does, ending up in mono/poly relationships.  He brings a unique perspective on polyamory and open relationships as a close functionally monogamous observer of them.

Poly Land Articles:

  1. 15 Open Relationship Rules That Make Basically No Sense
  2. A Single Yankee in King Arthur’s Relationship Web: Single and Surrounded by Poly People

Regular Blog: carvincustom, Exploring my Brain Meats

Daphne

Daphne is a former journalist and current erotica author who has been involved in various BDSM communities for over a decade, including time in leadership.

She has contributed The Sex Trap: What Polyamorous People Do Versus What Monogamous People Think We Do

Regular Blog: DM’s Words

Smashwords Author Page: Daphne Matthews

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Thank you all so much!

Guest Post Submission Guidelines

Who We Are

Poly Land is a website that publishes new content daily on relationships, psychology, kink, and general self-improvement. The work we feature is relevant to all types of relationships, but we do have an editorial focus on polyamory and other forms of consensual non-monogamy.

Types of Content Accepted

All content submitted to Poly Land should be 100% original work. No previously published posts.

Please review our website for examples of the kind of work we publish.

We’re looking for non-fiction posts: How-to articles, research roundups, and personal stories.

We do not accept fiction or poetry at this time for Poly Land.

Post Guidelines

Pieces should be 300 to 2000 words. However, most articles that appear on Poly Land are 500 to 1000 words. Longer pieces are occasionally considered but must warrant that length.

Generally speaking, we look for the following:

  • An interesting perspective
  • Clear, easy to follow writing
  • Humor a plus (where appropriate)

Personal pieces are great, provided our readers can follow, relate, and gain insight.

Any sources should be included within the submitted piece by placing them where they are cited in the piece, in brackets – [  ].  When possible, we prefer online sources so that our readers can easily navigate to them. If the source is hard copy, please provide the link to the book somewhere online (Google Books, WorldCat, its Amazon listing, etc).

Submission Guidelines

Posts may be submitted via our online form here.

You may submit an article pitch or the entire post (if already written).

In your submission, please include links to your other online work so we can get a better sense of your overall writing style.

Once a piece of writing is submitted to us, it becomes property of Braided Studios, LLC. You are encouraged to share the published article with people you know but are prohibited from reposting the entire article on your personal blog or anywhere else without express permission from Poly Land. If your work is accepted, Poly Land reserves the right to edit headlines and body copy.

Poly Land strives to respond to all pitches and submissions within 1 week. If you haven’t heard from us in 2 weeks, you can assume it’s a no.

When time permits, we will contact rejected contributors and explain why pieces didn’t meet our needs.

 

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