Rel8tionship - View Our Submission Guidelines

Rel8tionship.com continues to push the boundaries of journalism by discussing topics and trends that other sources do not consider. We look for articles that highlight something new, undiscovered, and engaging with a defined voice and point of view, also known as “personality”. We want our readers to think and interact with one another through these articles. Please read below for our submission guidelines. 

Rel8tionship.com is all about helping those find love and trust in relationships that last forever. It’s all about finding that special someone in their lives, so we publish articles that will explore this notion. Rel8tionship.com strives to offer insight on all forms of culture, offering advice that can work just about anywhere in the world.

As for the specific topic for your articles, that is up to you as a regular / two-bite blog writer. Feel free to post your personal story of finding love, relationship advice and tips that you would offer your audience, or even feel free to pitch an original idea for an article that you think our audience would like to read and that you can write effectively.

There are, however a number of guidelines that we would like all of our writers to follow:

Style Guidelines

We use the AP Style Guide for the technical aspect of our writing style. It is recommended that you be familiar with AP Style before submitting to Rel8tionship.com. There is absolutely no need to reference external sources for your article. However, should there eve a need, please use the AP Style Guide. 

We do, however, have a few exceptions, as well as items which are not covered in the AP Style Guide, which are outlined below:

  • Rel8tionship.com, the title of this website, should be capitalized and written italics when referred to in the text
  • For emphasis, please use bold. Do not use all CAPS, underline, or italics
  • Money: a million dollars and over; spell out million but use digits for dollar amounts, e.g 43 million – for Money under a million dollars: use $ and digits not spelled out
  • Numbers: spell out through nine; 10 and over, use digits for double digits and higher
  • Percentages: always use digits (example: 33 percent)
  • Phone numbers: (000) 000-0000
  • Possessive of names ending in “s”; use apostrophes (Alexis’) only, not ‘s
  • Prefer digits (1960s, 1970s, ’70s, ’80s, etc.) to spelled out decades
  • Quotes within a quote are separated with single quotation marks
  • Periods and commas are used inside quotes
  • Companies are “it”s, not “they”s

Please note that Rel8tionship.com does not accept unsolicited articles. If you’re interested in advertising on our site, please direct your emails to .

Article Guidelines

Articles must be under 400 words. We like to keep our articles short, and to the point.

You can create in-paragraph links out to external sources, but please do not heavily pepper your articles with links as we believe it diminishes the writer’s voice.

Please see above for topic guidelines.

Submission Format

Articles can be either uploaded or sent by mail to [email protected] on a PC compatible disk in any of these formats: Word Document (either .doc Word 1997-2003 or .docx Word 2007 is acceptable), Portable Document Format (.pdf), Rich Text (.rtf) or Plain Text (.txt).

All submissions should be single spaced with a space between each paragraph. Please do not indent paragraphs. Include a title and your byline, traditionally a short (2 sentence maximum) biographical description which may include links to blogs or websites. Titles of games and publications should be italicized within the document; there is no need to place asterisks around titles.

Revisions

When your draft is submitted on or before the due date, you will receive an email confirming it was received and that everything is in good order. Your article will then go through a rigorous editing process before being returned to you. The editor of your article may request that changes or revisions be made, and will give you a date by which you will need to submit another draft. It’s rare that a second revision pass will be necessary, but it is not unheard of. The editor will make edits or word changes until she is satisfied with the article.

Feel free to promote your article by linking through Twitter, Facebook or your blog or website. Healthy debate is a good thing for the gaming industry and our audience enjoys engaging with our writers.