Blog Post Editorial Criteria
Please read this carefully to ensure that your submission is in line with these criteria. Blog posts are submitted via the web form on the Contact page.
- Acceptable Topics: Topics should be creatively relevant to our public and consistent with our mission.
- CPM's Mission is to promote the non-adversarial resolution of conflicts; to promote Collaborative Practice, encouraging parties to reach agreements in a creative and respectful manner in which lawyers do not litigate and in which a multi-disciplinary professional approach to problem solving is employed; and to educate the public and the professional community about the process and value of CP.
- Consider topics such as parenting after divorce, kids' adjustment to separation and divorce, emotional currency, choosing mediation or collaborative process, a book or movie review, the history of collaborative practice, healing and coping with divorce and other topics of interest to our target audience.
- Our audience: Submissions must be informative and useful to the public, to people considering divorce, or in the process of divorcing, or post-divorce. Consider readers such as parents parenting during separation and divorce, people divorcing later in life, adult children of divorce, LGBT divorce, domestic partnership separations, blended families coping with divorce issues, single parents, never-married parents, divorce professionals (mental health professionals, financial specialists, attorneys, vocational specialists, etc.).
- It must be original material. We will not simply re-publish other published material. (Google penalizes blogs that do that.) You can adapt something you've read or seen on the internet as long as the article is at least 50% original.
- Submissions should be 100-500 words.
- Style: We will not publish blatantly self-promotional posts. The posts should be readable, informative, and researched (not necessarily academic) if appropriate.
- Format: Please submit your entry on the web form provided on the Contact page.
- No comments will be permitted on the blog site.
- Blogs will be able to be shared on social media, emailed, or printed. This drives more traffic to our website. You can link to it from your professional website as well.
- Author's will have a simple by-line: Example: "Ann Buscho, Ph.D., is a psychologist and divorce coach in Marin County." Guest bloggers (not members of CPM) may add their professional website. CPM members already have bios on the website.
- Links: One link is permitted at the end of the text to reference further information about the topic in the article.
- Images will not be accepted.
- Submission procedures: Write and submit your complete article, using the guidelines above. The blog is open to submissions from other collaborative professionals, but priority is given to CPM members. The editorial board has the final say, and may edit, shorten, not use or delete a blog submission. You will be notified when and if your submission is to be posted.
- Blog posts will be published once or twice a month.
- No payment is offered for your blog post.
- Disclaimer: By posting or contributing content, you are granting CPM a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content and hidden electronic data, including, without limitation, the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, reformat, and/or incorporate your Content into a collective work.
- Terms and Conditions: All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. CPM makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. CPM will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. CPM will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or or other consequential damages. from the display or use of this information.
- This policy is subject to change at any time.
We are looking forward to getting your creative, interesting and relevant short articles