I know this looks like a lot to read.
In a nutshell it means send a pretty photo, a nice recipe,
and give credit if you got it from another source.
Submission Guidelines - PHOTOS ONLY
- My preference is for photos taken with food in juxtaposition with objects, people, places, etc. as this is a food blog but I'll also accept other types of photos if they're artistic, edgy, and/or LGBT centered.
- If you have a blog and would like for me to link it to the photo, be sure the link works.
- Please make sure photo is sharp and focused. If there is glare from a flash, or it is over or underexposed I won't be able to use it.
- Write a short but interesting description of the photo.
- Please send only photos that belong to YOU or that you have permission to post.
- Send photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org I'll try to let you know as soon as possible if I will post your photo. I have a full-time job and do this blog for fun so please be patient.
Submission Guidelines - RECIPE & PHOTO
- The photo you submit (with your blog post/recipe) must depict a finished photo of the recipe you cooked or baked. Please also include a photo of yourself. If you want to remain anonymous, send a pic of your avatar, pet, etc. Just pick a photo of something that best represents you.
- Please make sure the recipe is easy to understand and follow.
- Please send recipes/photos to: email@example.com I'll try to let you know as soon as possible if I will post your recipe. I have a full-time job and do this blog for fun so please be patient.
A WORD ABOUT RECIPES:
If your recipe submission is from another source other than yourself, please read below:
- If you're modifying someone else's recipe, it should be called "adapted from."*
- If you change a recipe substantially, you may be able to call it your own. But if it's somewhat similar to a publisher recipe, you should say it's "inspired by", which means that you used else's recipe for inspiration, but changed it substantially.*
- If you change three ingredients, you can in most instances call the recipe yours.*
- If you're adapting a recipe from a website, link to that site's original recipe page URL.*
- If you're adapting a recipe from a cookbook, link to that cookbook on Amazon, the publishers website, and/or the author's website. You can adapt a previously published recipe and republish it, as long as you give attribution. But it should not be a word-for-word republication without permission. When it doubt, ask, then get it in writing.*
When in doubt, always give attribution. If you're not sure if those Chocolate-Chicken Pancakes were actually inspired by that recipe you saw in Gourmet magazine a while back, be a sport and give Gourmet a nod. You're never wrong to give attribution, and to me, finding inspiration from someone else invariably makes excellent headnote material.*
*from the Food Blog Alliance on recipe attribution:
Whew! Thanks for reading this!
If you have any questions, just send me an email.