Do you wish to contribute?
If you are an expert on any of the areas covered in Complete Wellbeing—fitness, nutrition, exercise, yoga, self development, emotional wellbeing, relationships, personal growth and spirituality among others—and wish to write for us, drop us a mail.
Don’t forget to outline your area of expertise and mention writing experience if any. Don’t worry if you haven’t written anywhere earlier, though, as the writing experience is welcome but isn’t mandatory. What is imperative is an expert understanding of the subject on which you wish to write
FAQs for Writers
Do you accept articles by new writers?
Yes. We do accept articles by new writers from any part of the globe. However, we discourage freelance writers who don’t have any prior experience areas outlined above.
How do I start writing for Complete Wellbeing?
Simply send us a mail [email@example.com] expressing your interest for writing for us, briefly tell us about area of expertise and attach writing samples if any.
When will I come to know if you’ve accepted me as a writer?
We are inundated with writing requests from well-meaning contributors such as you. So, give us a fortnight to get back to you regarding the status of your request. If you don’t hear from us within that time, send us a gentle reminder and we’ll surely get back to you, pronto. We will definitely let you know whether accept/reject your application.
Can I send articles I’ve written before?
Please don’t send us articles for publication without first checking in with us.
Do you pay for articles?
Depends. We pay writers only when we commission a story. However, unsolicited articles do not get paid.
Do you accept articles written by professionals routed through PR?
We will review the article and consider publishing on the website. Articles routed through PR professionals are not considered for publication in print.
What are your terms and conditions for writers?
To know the Terms and Conditions, please see Editorial guidelines for writers.
Is the article sent back to the writer for approval after editing?
We have a competent editorial board comprising medical experts and barring extra-ordinary circumstance, we do not send articles back to the writer for approval. But the writer is usually intimated in case the article requires a substantial change.
Editorial guidelines for writers
Submissions may be tailored to specific content areas of our publication [See “Submission Guidelines”].
Complete Wellbeing aims to enrich the lives of its reader through self awareness. As such, all articles in the magazine must explore or underline the interconnectedness between the various dimensions of our life
- We are interested in crisp pieces not exceeding the word limit specified.
- If you wish to send us a feature, the word length should not exceed 1,400 words [along with 2 companion, or box, pieces in each feature; best, to also incorporate "bullets.”].
- Our idea is to present readers with objective light reads—something our readers can go through swiftly, or at a glance and/or use them for quick reference.
- All articles must be original, accurate, and in good, easy-to-read editorial form. Articles that are pieced together from those written by other writers are rejected outright. Sending such an article can even lead to termination of your association as a writer with us.
- Submissions should also be informative; they should maintain a consistency of style or form, and unity of thought. They should not be opinionated and/or make tall claims. Where there is a standpoint, or an opinion you cannot exclude, we would like you to present a balanced viewpoint.
- Articles should be in UK English.
- Articles should be sent in Word format and include the title of the article and name of the writer, along with full postal address, E-mail, telephone or fax numbers and photograph.
- Writers are responsible for the accuracy of all references; quotations must be checked against the original sources by the writers.
- It is the responsibility of a writer to secure permission to use material quoted from copyrighted publications as well as for use of photographs, illustrations, tables and figures, from other sources.
- Our readers are well-educated, inquisitive, and occupied. It is also possible that not all of them bring in special knowledge or interest in the subject you are writing. This means articles need to bring home your point directly – from the intro and/or blurbs – and, also why they are interesting to merit attention. Ask yourself what readers would like best in an article, and answer their interest in the best manner possible as you write.
- For the typed text, the preferred font is Arial [headline: 14 bold; sub-heads: 12 bold; text 12 normal], with some breathing space provided for. All pages should be numbered.
- An intro of 2-3 lines should be included. Footnotes to articles should be avoided.
- Headings: Please type all headings – with initial capital for the first word [or, where appropriate] only. Please try to avoid more than three levels of sub-headings in any article. Do not use underlining or capitals.
- Subject photographs are welcome. Photographs should be numbered consecutively by numerals. The approximate position of photographs may be indicated in the article. Captions should also be included.
- Photographs should be submitted in a form [TIF/JPG-file] suitable for printing. Photographs should be sharp, high contrast, glossy prints; they should be submitted in their final size.
- Writers are expected to provide a 2-line bio stating relevant qualifications. List of publications, or books written, must not exceed a total of 4 lines. Health and fitness professionals, holistic, or alternative medical physicians, and researchers should provide a brief description of their work, or project they’ve worked, or are currently working on in brief [not exceeding 4 - 5 sentences].
- When you send us an article, it is assumed that the piece is original; you would, however, require to state in your covering letter and the article per se that the work you’ve submitted to us is original.
- Complete Wellbeing will have an embargo on its/their use in other publications — print or electronic — for a period of three  months after it is first published by us. You may, however, use it elsewhere, thereafter, with our written permission, or written consent, and by giving Complete Wellbeing appropriate credits in the newspaper, magazine, or Web, where it is subsequently published.
- No manuscript that is plagiarised, or copied, or has already been published, or is being reviewed by another magazine, or journal, will be considered—in print, electronic, or any other form.
- We reserve the right to edit an article to match the content profile and requirements of the magazine.
- All articles sent to us [including the ones we’ve commissioned] will be reviewed by our editorial board and checked with a fine-toothed comb for instances of plagiarism.
- We reserve the right to reject/postpone publication of an article on the appropriateness and breach of copyright issues even after it has been initially accepted by us.