Pitches, articles, and media submission guidelines

Pitches, articles, and media submission guideline

Thank you for indicating interest in contributing to SemicHealth. We are always on the lookout for passionate health writers, journalists, news writers, and photographers to work with to provide our readers with fresh, informative, trending, personal, and entertaining stories about health and fitness. 

In addition to content, we accept and pay for original images that are in line with the type of content we publish, such as skincare, workouts, healthcare, and diet or food images.

Please take a few minutes to read about us and review our recommendations below before sending in your pitch or submitting an article or media file. We look forward to receiving them!

What to pitch/Submit

Consider a topic that will be helpful to readers. Always ask the question: Who will benefit from this topic, and how helpful and actionable will they find it? Feel free to also submit original videos and images.

  • Research-based articles

    This includes articles based on research, expert insights, surveys and interviews

  • Health news

    This includes recent health discoveries, new health products or medications and recent health reports made by health bodies like the WHO, and CDC

  • Personal health stories

    Examples include you or your loved ones fitness journey, PCOS journey, IVF treatment story, or how you were able to meet a health goal

  • Trending health topics

    Consider trending topics with unique angles to it, topics that would interest a group of people, and topics circulating with a lot of views online

  • Skincare and beauty articles

    This includes skincare tips, how to use specific skincare products, best products/ingredients, how to treat specific skin issues, and how to get flawless and glowing skin

  • Expert-recommended product reviews

    Pitch us if you have used certain health products and want to review them or want to write articles with comments or recommendations from experts or product users

Top tips to cracking it with us

Here are some tips to keep in mind before submitting your piece to us:

  • Define your topic/title
  • Ask yourself what a reader would need to know about this topic, draft those key questions, and refine your topic again if necessary to encompass all the questions you have outlined.
  • Think of the main questions as the main sub-sections of your title.
  • Connect the sub-sections; the end of each section should introduce the next section. This is how you retain the reader's attention.
  • Proofread the piece, ask if certain things can be removed and still not lose any information, and if yes, then remove them.
  • Write in active voice.
  • Apply finishing touches and make final edits.
  • Ensure that the sources supporting any claims, statistics, reports, or studies are reliable (Keep in mind that we only accept sources from studies, reputable health organizations, and medical professionals).
  • Infuse target keywords naturally into the article. 
  • Keep your article between 800 and 2,200 words.

The process

When you submit an article, pitch, original image, or video file, please exercise some patience, as we receive a lot of pitches and requests.

  1. Submit to us

    We often respond within 5 working days, but if you don’t hear from us after 2 weeks of submission, please feel free to pitch another website.

  2. Wait for about 2 weeks

    We value your work and won’t publish your article if we haven’t acknowledged accepting it or communicated with you.

  3. Article acceptance

    We acknowledge all accepted pieces via email. But, keep in mind that we may not be able to accept all submissions.

  4. Article review

    This may not always be the case. But sometimes we may need to review a few things in your article and will communicate this via email.

  5. Author page creation

    A profile will be created for you on SemicHealth. For this, you will be asked to provide relevant information for your profile page.

  6. Publishing and payment

    Payment for article will depend on the topic covered and word length. We typically pay for articles published within 2 weeks of publication. 

Submission form

Send in original articles, images and videos

Optionally attach supporting image, video or audio files. Each file size should not exceed 100MB

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