Contact and Submissions

Guest Posts:  If you’re interested in submitting a guest post for this blog, please follow these guidelines:

-This is primarily a blog about writing, so the content needs to be related in some way.  I accept articles about the process and experience of writing, book reviews, short fiction, and poetry.  New age and tarot posts are also in my wheelhouse.  If you’re not sure that your piece would be a good fit, feel free to ask me before you write it.

-Include a third-person bio (50-100 words) and a photograph of yourself.  Feel free to send other photos (book covers, etc.) if you would like.  Also include links to your website/social media/books, but please have them as hyperlinks, like this. (If you aren’t comfortable with using a photo of yourself or if you’re trying to maintain a gender neutral identity, just let me know and I’ll find something else to use!)

-Please, for the love of tacos, proofread your piece.  I understand that we all have typos here and there, but I won’t sit down for an hour to polish your work for you.

-You may paste your piece directly into an email or send it to me in .doc format.  Add photos as separate attachments, please.

-Word count is not a breaking point for me.  500-1,000 words seems to be about right, but I’m flexible.

-Don’t use tabs or a lot of extra spacing, as it makes it more difficult for me to format later.

-Due to scheduling, it may take several weeks before your post shows up.  I will contact you with the date it is scheduled for.

-I retain no rights to your work, and you will not receive any monetary compensation.

-You can use the contact form below or email me at

Book Reviews:  

*Please note book reviews are currently closed, but check back!*

I love to do book reviews!  If you’re interested in having your book reviewed here, please feel free to send it to me in either .epub or .pdf form.  I often run a little behind on them, so it may be several months before your review is available.  I’ll email you when it goes live.  I don’t necessarily accept all books that are sent to me, but I will let you know if yours gets put on the list.

You can send your information via the contact form below or email me at

Fiction/Poetry:  If you’d like to have your short fiction or poetry featured here:

-Please either send it in .doc form or paste it directly into an email.

-Include a third-person bio (50-100 words), a photograph, and any links you would like included.  Please have them as hyperlinks instead of long web addresses.

-Note that I will not accept all work.  If I feel that the content may be too heavy for some audiences, I reserve the right to put a warning at the top of the post.

-I will have no rights to your work whatsoever, nor will you receive any monetary compensation.

-Use the form below or email me at


Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter here to get updates on when I have extra openings for guest blogs, book releases, and information about special giveaways.


29 responses to “Contact and Submissions

  1. Pingback: 5 Things You Need to Do Before Hiring a Ghostwriter | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  2. Pingback: Tiny Tips for Crushing Your Writing Goals | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  3. Pingback: Quixotic Undertakings or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Write Nonfiction – Guest Post by Jennifer Kelly | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  4. Pingback: Prewriting: An Important Step You Shouldn’t Skip | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  5. Pingback: Websites All Writers Should Check Out | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  6. Pingback: Book Review – Outcasts by J.S. Frankel | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  7. Pingback: 5 Small Things to Inspire Your Writing | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  8. Pingback: Blue/Black by Aurora – An Ink Review | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  9. Pingback: Dear Internet | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  10. Aiyana Henderson

    I have the link right here. Please and thank you.

  11. Pingback: Book Review – You Dear, Sweet Man by Thomas Neviaser | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  12. Pingback: Book Review: Let’s Sell Your First Book by Amrita Chowdhury | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  13. Pingback: Guest Flash Fiction: A Father by Scono Sciuto | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  14. Pingback: Guest Post: Silently Watching by Coral McCallum, Part 1 | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  15. Pingback: Guest Post: Writing a Humorous Murder Mystery by Robin Donovan | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  16. Pingback: Guest Post: Where Do Those Characters in the Books Come From? by Jerold Last | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  17. Pingback: Building Your Writing CV | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  18. Pingback: Pen Review: Retro 51 Slim Tornado Ballpoint Pen | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  19. Pingback: Guest Post: 4 Things to Consider When Designing Your Characters by Marielle Ann Suy | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  20. Pingback: Book Review: The Cat Who Had 14 Tales by Lillian Jackson Braun | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  21. Pingback: Pen Review: Baoer 801 Slim | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  22. Pingback: Pen Review: Sheaffer POP Ballpoint | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  23. Pingback: Book Review: Bloodline Origins by Iuliana Foos | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  24. Pingback: Book Review – The Troubled Youth by Anthony Miner | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  25. Pingback: Book Review: A Class Apart by Susie Murphy | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  26. Pingback: Open for Submissions! | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  27. Pingback: Guest Post: Poetry by Christo N | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  28. Pingback: Writing Prompt Wednesday | Ashley O'Melia, Author

  29. Pingback: Guest Post: Everything is Better with a Bag of Weed | Ashley O'Melia, Author

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.