Writer's Guide & Stylesheet

- for the Grateful Web

Tell the world. You may submit for an existing column, your own tale, or review an event, interview someone, post your art or animation. Surprise us. Ok, we will give you a "Make Love Not War" T-Shirt too!

The Grateful Web, online since the summer of 1995, averages over 60K full page pulls per month, with solid readership growth over our first 9 years online and still growing (From June through September of 2004 Grateful Web had 1,000,000 hits; WebTrends).

Grateful Web's organic mission of open forum growth includes politics, environment, music, society, the arts (visual, written, theater etc.), and much more. 

Grateful Web interviews can run the gamit of society. Some of them happen to be musicians, artists, old soldiers, and Mrs. Johnson next door baking pies, but all have feelings and beliefs on politics & open debate and we welcome it. Grateful Web and our guest(s) are curious about society now and where it's going. It's important to hear unique perspectives of how we choose to engage society and ourselves, from all sides.

Grateful Web next generation Website provides unique blogs for each column,  allowing the next level of open forum. Both and all sides of debate is welcomed; Community has and will remain an integral part of the Grateful Web. As its stewards, we hope to bring Grateful Web members together through honest, humorous and heartfelt communication.

The Grateful web publishes some columns monthly (Grateful Word), newer columns may be spaced 60 days or longer. Music news is as it comes. GW Home's "Grateful Eye" and "Current Events" are updated real time, around the clock, 24 hours a day. First time submissions are open deadline. 

Please email photos (No wider the 250 pixels, original photos only) related to your stories.  if you cannot email them, we can make arrangements for snail mailing..

Email your article:

  • as a Word attachment (not in text of email itself)

  • in standard font & size

  • subject bar includes article title and your name

  • include brief (1-3 sentences) bio.  Can include mention of research materials, classes, workshops, books, etc. as weel as your email address, if you like.

  • include photo (under 250K wide) of yourself, or headshot (all images should be sent either in snail-mail (last resort), dropped off, or ideally emailed as high-resolution .tif, .gif or .jpg - If you don't know what any of this means, please ask.

If you aren't familiar with the content, style and tone of the grateful web, first read through a few editorials. Though many seem biased to the left, we still welcome conservative voices. Grateful Web encourages conservatives to express their voices in hopes of productive open discussions. Grateful Right is our running conservative column.

Generally, think about writing for the grateful web as you would a letter to your best friend. This doesn't necessitate a casual style, rather it means that the substance is communicated simply, concise, frankly, and with enthusiasm.

If you are positive about something, be detailed. If you are negative, be constructive. Always begin from the ground up: who, what, where, when, & why...

If your article is already written and any part has been published previously, you must tell us when and by whom. If you do not inform us otherwise, you legally guarantee that we have right to publish. If the article is still in the idea stage (preferred), please contact us before beginning.

Grateful Web (GW) may not be able to publish immediately, though many times it will be within 24 hours assuming it reads well, etc. GW does not pay or exchange advertising for any articles submitted to us for publication. We publish content when it is worth sharing.

Don't expect edits... Your story should be easily read and not too negative or inspiring hatred. Marci Sannes, GW editor, can and may edit your language before or after posting. If she makes changes, you will be alerted. We may change content or facts if they prove different from the initial posting, with note of the change. 


Please read before submitting original material to the Grateful Web, Inc.:

Grateful Web, Inc. does not pay for any content contributed to Grateful Web. All content contributed to Grateful Web is for use at Grateful Web, Inc.'s discretion in any current or future format.

The contributing author or author's, or entities name(s) remain associated with any and all material submitted by them to The Grateful Web. All content contributed to Grateful Web is currently for the Grateful Web suite of website(s) including but not limited to http://www.gratefulweb.net, http://www.gratefulweb.org, http://www.gratefulweb.com to use at Grateful Web, Inc.'s discretion in any format, included but not limited to providing this and other content to any and all entities in any current or future format.

Authors of original content submitted to Grateful Web for no compensation may solicit this same content for compensation to other entities, subject to keeping credit for the contents first posting on Grateful Web associated with its later use, (i.e. "this mp3, 'Donna's Wake', by the Furs, first appeared on Grateful Web 11/3/2004", etc).


Email me if you have any questions. Have fun, and thank you.

Mike Moran, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher

The Grateful Web

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