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YFS Magazine Backstage 

One of the largest independent small business media sites, YFS Magazine, a Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed brand, is the definitive digital magazine for startups, small business, and entrepreneurship culture.

Intended for seed, startup and growth companies, YFS Magazine assembles innovators, startup enthusiasts, successful entrepreneurs, global business leaders, academic researchers and writers to deliver a ‘Fortune 500 Simplified’ perspective into the world of popular entrepreneurship culture.

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  • Submit a Guest Post 
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  • Submit a Feature Interview for Media Coverage


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Skip the Line is our VIP content concierge service for content marketers and experts who need faster content distribution service, upon approval. The $99 per post rate includes:

  • Priority queue
  • Editorial review and approval within 48 hours
  • Homepage placement for 72 hours in the homepage Recommend Reading section
  • Social media amplification to 35,000+ followers across our official Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts within 24 hours of publishing. One (1x) post per account.



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Submission Standards

Thanks for your interest in becoming a YFS Magazine Business Contributor. 

Articles submitted for consideration should be of interest to readers of YFS Magazine. We like articles that introduce new ideas and advance conversations around topics and trends that engage our readers–think op-ed rather than thinly veiled marketing messages with no valuable takeaways.

We appreciate lively, polished writing that balances research or news with fun and memorable anecdotes or examples that help illustrate your point of view. 

While we encourage drawing from your own experiences in business to support your ideas, over-the-top self-promotion (of yourself or your company) will prevent us from publishing your article. The same goes for dense jargon and abstract, blanket assertions.

Submissions should be unique, well organized, and of high quality. Anything derivative, too abstract, unclear, meandering, or lacking a clear purpose or take-away will be rejected. Personal takes and opinions are welcome, but diary-like blog posts are not.

Read YFS Magazine to get a sense of our editorial style and content to view examples written in a similar vein. Guest posts should be complete and ready for publishing.  

We do not accept pitches or press releases here, only complete drafts.


Guest Post Checklist

Please read this information. It will greatly improve your chances of being accepted. To get started, here's a brief look at our submissions standards. All guest posts should be:

  • relevant to our readership engaged in startups, small business and entrepreneurship
  • written in fluent U.S. or British English, well organized, and free of spelling, grammatical, and language issues (we recommend Grammarly – it's free)
  • submitted as final copy, (between 500 and 1,000 words (we do not accept outlines)
  • evidential of cited sources to properly credit original authors when using quotes, data, case studies, statistics, etc.; hyperlinks should be relevant and support the citation
  • original content – plagiarism is strictly impermissible
  • proofread with the assumption that no editing will be necessary
  • correctly formatted for HTML – (we recommend Draft to write and export documents into HTML)

We ask all authors to disclose any business or financial relationships they have with companies cited in the guest post. Failure to do so will result in declined submissions.

For some wise words on the writing process, see “So You Want to Write an Article?” by A List Apart to learn about common pitfalls we see in submissions and how you can avoid them.


A Note On Links

A maximum of one permanent Do-Follow link and two No-Follow citation links per submission is permitted. The two citation (i.e., authority) links are used within content to add more context and to link a reader to another source that will add additional and important information to the topic at hand. Authority links cannot link to the Dofollow link domain. 

Links MUST be clean URLs (i.e., semantic URLs) that are readable and intuitively represent the underlying resource as well as relevant to the subject matter of the content (An example of a clean URL is: yfsmagazine.com/startups/top-startup-tips/). Links deemed promotional and spammy will be deleted. Submit content in HTML format if your article includes links. We recommend using an online text editor (e.g., Draft) to correctly format your guest post.

Inquire about our Analytics Package upgrade, to convert Do-follow URLs to tracking URLs.


Your Rights and Ours

Content must be the sole property of you the "Contributor" and must not violate the copyright, patent, trademark, right of privacy or publicity, or any other legal rights of any person or entity. If you are a third-party submitting content on another parties behalf, you must have expressed permission and authorization to do so.

You retain all rights to your work. However, by submitting a guest post, you grant YFS Magazine a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable license to the content, which YFS Magazine may use and distribute (along with your name and identifying features) on its websites, applications, and other properties and those of its affiliates and business partners, as well as for marketing and promotional purposes, online or offline, in any medium and mode of delivery. By submitting articles to YFS Magazine you indicate acceptance of our Guest Contributor Agreement.


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Skip the Line Concierge for PR and Content Marketers

Skip the Line is our new VIP content concierge service for content marketers, brands, and experts who need a fast and high-quality content placement, upon approval. The $99 per post rate includes:

  • Priority queue
  • Editorial review, approval, and publishing within 48 hours
  • Homepage placement for 72 hours (or 3 days) in the Recommend Reading section
  • Social media amplification to 48,000+ followers across our official Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts within 24 hours of publishing. One (1x) post per account.
  • No expiration date

Skip the Line – Pro Upgrade includes two Do-follow links instead of one. 


Submission Standards

Articles submitted for consideration should be of interest to readers of YFS Magazine. We like articles that introduce new ideas and advance conversations around topics and trends that engage our readers–think op-ed rather than thinly veiled marketing messages with no valuable takeaways.

While we encourage drawing from your own experiences in business to support your ideas, over-the-top self-promotion (of yourself or your company) will prevent us from publishing your article. The same goes for dense jargon and abstract, blanket assertions. We do not accept pitches or press releases here, only complete drafts.


Guest Post Checklist

To get started, here's a brief look at our submissions standards. All guest post should be:

  • relevant to our readership engaged in startups, small business and entrepreneurship
  • original content – plagiarism is strictly impermissible
  • submitted as final copy, between 500 and 1,000 words
  • correct in spelling and grammar (we recommend Grammarly – it's free)
  • evidential of cited sources (a maximum of 3 citation links) to properly credit original authors when using quotes, data, case studies, statistics, etc.; hyperlinks should be relevant and support the citation
  • proofread with the assumption that no editing will be necessary
  • correctly formatted for HTML – (we recommend Draft to write and export documents into HTML) 

For some wise words on the writing process, see “So You Want to Write an Article?” by A List Apart to learn about common pitfalls we see in submissions and how you can avoid them.


A Note On Links

Skip the Line – Pro Upgrade includes two Do-follow links instead of one. 

Each submission may include a maximum of:

  • one (1) permanent Do-Follow link, 
  • and two (2) No-Follow Citation/Authority links 

Nofollow citation (i.e., authority) links are used within content to add more context and to link a reader to another source that will add additional and important information to the topic at hand. Unrelated and improperly used citation links will be removed. Legitimate good-faith additions intended to build upon an authors work are generally accepted. 

Authority links cannot link to the Dofollow link domain and are subject to editorial approval. 

All links MUST be clean URLs (i.e., semantic URLs) that are readable and intuitively represent the underlying resource as well as relevant to the subject matter of the content (An example of a clean URL is: yfsmagazine.com/top-startup-tips/). Links deemed promotional and spammy will be deleted. Submit content in HTML format if your article includes links. We recommend using an online text editor (e.g., Draft) to correctly format your guest post.

Inquire about our Analytics Package upgrade, to convert Do-follow URLs to tracking URLs.


Your Rights and Ours

Content must be the sole property of you the "Contributor" and must not violate the copyright, patent, trademark, right of privacy or publicity, or any other legal rights of any person or entity. If you are a third-party submitting content on another parties behalf, you must have expressed permission and authorization to do so. You retain all rights to your work. However, by submitting a guest post, you grant YFS Magazine a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable license to the content, which YFS Magazine may use and distribute (along with your name and identifying features) on its websites, applications, and other properties and those of its affiliates and business partners, as well as for marketing and promotional purposes, online or offline, in any medium and mode of delivery. Given the real-time nature of content development and distribution, all sales are final. Once a payment is made, it is non-refundable. By submitting articles to YFS Magazine you indicate acceptance of our Guest Contributor Agreement

Profiles: Feature Interview

YFS Magazine Entrepreneur Profiles 

Get high-profile and influential press coverage of your company. Build your brand and gain industry attention by submitting your online interview for a feature in YFS Magazine. To gain familiarity with our entrepreneur profiles visit yfsmagazine.com.


PR Agencies

If you are completing this online interview on behalf of a client, YFS Magazine does not accept pitches, only complete drafts. Please no abstracts, press releases, or thinly veiled marketing messages with no valuable takeaways.

Want to share your press release? | We don't accept them here. Entries that include a press release will be declined. Click here to share a press release. You will be notified via email if it is selected for publishing.