Submission Guidelines and Terms

Before you submit an article to The Reply, make sure you review and understand our guidelines and terms.

Also, please review our Style Guide. Got questions? You can always email [email protected]

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“So how does this work?”

You are independent.

By submitting articles, videos or photos to us, you are an independent contractor, not an employee of The Reply. You agree that you are not entitled to, and don’t expect any wages or compensation for the content that you submit. You also agree that by submitting blog posts to us you are not eligible for any employee benefit plans or programs. You must obtain and pay for your own computer, Internet access, third-party clearances and licenses and everything else you need to create when submitting to us. You cannot hold yourself out as our agent or representative or attempt to bind us to any obligations.


“What do I get out of this?”

A platform.

The Reply provides an online platform for you to share your views and express your unique opinions and ideas. The Reply is a partner publisher with The Huffington Post, which means your content may be cross-published to reach this wide audience. You may use your author bio to promote any of your other works and to build a fan base and readership within The Reply community. You may also inform readers of your own social networking outlets, such as your Twitter or Facebook feeds.


“What kind of stuff can I submit?”

Submit proper posts.

You represent to us that any blog posts, photos, videos and any other content you submit (1) is your original content or properly licensed content that you have the express right and permission to license to us, (2) does not infringe or violate any law, rule or regulation or the rights or intellectual property rights of any person or entity (or encourage anyone else to do so), (3) is not objectionable, inaccurate or inflammatory; and (4) is not obscene, defamatory, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, (5) is not an advertisement or solicitation of business or contributions; (6) is not otherwise against the interests of The Reply or our users as a whole; or (7) is not and will not be re-published elsewhere without consent from The Reply. We have the right (but not the obligation) to remove any or all of your blog posts that fail to comply with the foregoing, or for any other reason, without notice to you.


“Do you keep my article?”

You own your submissions, but we can still use them.

You own the copyright to your submitted content. However, by submitting any content to The Reply (including text, videos, photographs or audio materials), you grant The Reply a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual license to exercise all rights under copyright law with respect to such content, which The Reply may use, edit, publish and distribute (along with your name and identifying features) on their websites and other properties and those of their affiliates and business partners, as well as for marketing and promotional purposes, online or offline, in any medium and mode of delivery.


By submitting a guest post, video or photo to The Reply, you agree to the terms above.

You can submit an article or story to The Reply using this form.