Editorial Guidelines

Blog mission statement: 

The New Wave strives to provide our readers with up to date content about up & coming artists in the music industry. We report and interview the newest and next big thing in music. We call them The New Wave. 

Guidelines

Posts on the The New Wave website are helpful, and informal. Keep it interesting and conversational.

Requirements

The following are required material for the The New Wave blog. 

Word count:

  • 800 (min) – Please don’t limit your blog post based on this number. Most of The New Wave blog posts range from 800 – 2800 words.

Links:

  • Link to other content whenever relevant. Every link included must add value for readers.

Formatting:

  • Use headers and sub headers to break up your post.
  • Avoid big blocks of text.
  • When writing headlines be specific and indicate a benefit to the reader.
  • Use bullet or numbered lists.
  • End the post with a question or a call to action for comments. The more specific, the better.

Images:

We love images on The New Wave. We use them to break up text, make the blog post scannable and to support data. Ideally, we include one image at every scroll depth, so an image is always visible.

  • Include one header image 
  • NO STOCK PHOTOS (unless absolutely necessary, which is hardly ever).
  • Include images that support the story.

Editing

We may edit your post or bounce it back to you for revisions. We may edit anchor text and links that are not relevant to your post.

Exclusivity

We ask that your article not be published elsewhere previously, or simultaneously. If you’d like to republish a guest post that ran on the The New Wave site, please wait at least 2 weeks to do so. Update it to make it current and link to the original post.

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