All features and sponsored posts must be submitted through designated submission forms.
New forms for each issue can be found in the Ads & Content section at the bottom of the Flackery page.
You must use the supplied forms to have your ad or content considered for submission. Absolutely no content will be accepted via email or social media.
Submissions are generally reviewed within two business days of receipt. If you submit an ad or article and do not hear back from us within 72 hours, please send us an email.
NOTE: If you have any questions and would like a timely response, please use the website contact form or send an email.
All work is accepted on "spec," which means that we reserve the right to review your piece before it is accepted for publication. The Business Guild, including our website, social media platforms, and Flackery also retain editorial rights and may request changes to your ad, article, or artwork before publishing content.
An invoice for payment will be issued upon approval of submitted ads or content. Payment is due upon receipt.
The Business Guild currently uses Stripe or Square for secure payment processing. If you do not have a credit card, you will need to contact us in advance about check authorization. Please submit your request via the contact form on the Ads & Content page. Once you are approved, you will receive an upload link to submit your ad or content.
If you are a current member of The Business Guild and your subscription includes free ad and content submission, you will not be charged to place ads or content in Flackery. Members on non-premium subscriptions may be eligible for discounts on ad and content submissions. Please check your subscription plan benefits for details.
Cancellation requests must be given in writing. Refunds will only be given within 24 hours of content or ad submission. Editing, layout, and design take a substantial amount of time and effort. Removing even one ad or article requires reworking the entire publication. If you are not happy with the ad or content you submitted, we will make every effort to work with you to edit your content up to seven (7) days prior to the stated submission deadline.
All work must be original content by the author/artist. The author/artist retains ownership of their content, but submission to The Business Guild or Flackery grants us the right to publish and distribute the work on The Business Guild and Flackery websites, digital media, and our associated social media accounts and platforms.
Plagiarism will not be tolerated!
We understand many people have similar ideas and experiences, but we will not tolerate plagiarism.
Please contact us if you have any questions or are unclear about what constitutes plagiarism. We can be reached via email or the contact form.
Articles and graphics should support the idea of starting and growing a business as an entrepreneur, small business owner, or freelancer. Typical articles would share information about overcoming business challenges, general business management, sales, marketing, technology, and any topic that would be of interest to a freelancer or small business owner.
A typical Flackery article is approximately 600 - 800 words, but we will consider shorter or longer pieces. (800 words are roughly 4 pages with graphics -- this is about the maximum a reader will tolerate in digital format.)
While you are welcome to submit content you have already posted on your own business blog, the article should adhere to a neutral journalism style rather than unsupported, first-person opinion.
With rare exceptions, contributor articles should contain at least two quotes or citations with footnotes and/or links to where the supporting data can be found. We will not accept any content that contains statistical data without a citation or source.
Please provide graphics when available. We can supply some stock art, but it is always better to use original graphics.
Be sure to include the attribution if you did not take the photo or design the image. (That is, the name of the person created the graphic image and where you found it.)
NOTE: We will research images and may request proof that you own the right to use it.
Graphic submission format should be jpg or png with a resolution of 300dpi. We will also accept scalable vector (svg) files. All colored graphics must be converted to CMYK format.
Video content must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo to be included in our publications, websites, or platforms. If you would like to embed video into your article or ad, please include the URL where it is located on the web.
Infographics, cartoons, and similar graphics make digital magazines interesting and we welcome your original artwork submission.
Please include the attribution if you did not take the photo, design the image, or if the graphic uses stock art. (That is, the name of the person who created the graphic image and where you found it.)
Submission format for artwork should be jpg or png with a resolution of 300dpi. We will also accept scalable vector (svg) files. All colored graphics must be in CMYK format.
NOTE: Please use the upload form to send graphics. Some email clients will compress large images down to 72dpi. See the Ads & Content section on the Flackery page for the latest forms.
Sponsored posts will adhere to the stated guidelines for written content and artwork and may be subject to a "Sponsored Content" label along with any relevant links in the footer of the article. The publisher will have final determination whether the content is an article, advertisement, or sponsored content.
The publisher retains the right to reject or cancel any ad or content that is not in keeping with publication's submission standards. We may also, at our discretion, remove or reassign non-paid content to other platforms or publications owned or managed by The Business Guild.
Advertisers and contributors will assume liability for all content including text, representation, and illustrations of advertising or submitted content and also assume responsibility for any claims arising therefrom against the publisher.
The publisher also reserves the right to place the word "Advertisement" or "Sponsored Content" on ads or article content, which in the publisher's opinion, appears to be an advertisement or editorial content.
Flackery digital magazine is meant to be an informational marketing vehicle for participating members and contributors of The Business Guild. The quality of the content is a reflection on The Business Guild, guild members, and contributors.
If you have any questions about topics, style, or content, we can be reached via email or the contact form.
This content was updated 4/1/21