Guest Post Agreement

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All guest posts must comply with the following criteria:

1. Guest Posts must be your own original work that has not been published on any other website, forum, chat, or social media network. 

2. Plagiarism or copyright infringement is not permitted. 

3. When quoting others, please make sure to properly cite your source. 

4. Posts will acknowledge your authorship but will be the property of Mordents

5. Once the post has been submitted to Mordents you may not publish it anywhere online, in part or in whole, including your own website or blog. 

6. If we use your guest post, you may promote it on your own website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media forums. Promoting does not mean you post the entire article on these forums. You may include a link to your guest post and a short sentence or two explaining what the article is about. 

7. Submissions should be kept between 500 – 1000 words. Longer posts are allowed if it is necessary and relevant, but the final length of the article is decided by Mordents

8. Affiliate links shall not be included in guest post submissions. 

9. Mordents reserves the right to add its own affiliate links where appropriate. 

10. Guest Post writers will receive writing credit as the author of their post.

11. Guest Post writers may submit a short bio statement (no more than 50 words).

12. Guest Post writers will be allowed to have links to their website and social media within the author acknowledgment. This may not be an affiliate link or point to an affiliate site. If the writer does not have a website, links will be provided to Social Media. If there is not an appropriate profile for linking, only a name will be provided. Mordents reserves the right to remove the author acknowledgment link within

Mordents’ sole discretion. 

13. Guest Post writers may provide a photo that may or may not be used. 

14. A separate bio page for Guest Post writers will not be created. 

15. We do not pay for submissions. If you decide to submit a post to our site, you do so with the knowledge that you shall not be entitled to any compensation for writing the post or for any other compensation related to the post. 

16. Mordents welcomes images and/or video to accompany your guest post as long as they meet the following requirements: 

a. The Guest Post writer must be the copyright holder of the image/video OR the image/video must be licensed under an appropriate creative commons license or in the public domain. Proof must be submitted along with any image/video showing that it does not infringe on copyright laws.

b. Mordents reserves the right to change/edit the image/video if necessary. 

c. If people are included in the image/video, then the Guest Post writer must provide a written release allowing the use of likeness. 

d. Video/image submissions must be relevant to the post. 

e. Mordents reserves the right to deny or remove any image/video it seems inappropriate or contrary to the values of Mordents

17. Mordents will share and promote the Guest Post on a variety of social media networks but does not guarantee any particular site or audience reach. 

18. Links to any third-party site must be relevant to the topic and approved by Mordents

19. All search engine optimization (‘SEO’) information, such as anchor text or alt tags, will be reviewed and subject to inclusion at the discretion of Mordents

20. Excessive links or links that appear to be affiliated or spam-related will be removed at the discretion of Mordents

21. All Guest Posts are reviewed and approved by Mordents prior to posting. 

22. Mordents reserves the right to edit Guest Posts where necessary.

23. Mordents reserves the right to refuse publication or remove a Guest post without prior notice to the Guest Post writer. If that happens, the author becomes owner of the Guest Post

24. By providing a Guest Post to Mordents, you agree that you are in no way becoming a part of the website or company, nor shall you hold yourself out to be a member of the Mordents website or company. 

25. If a Guest Post submission is inappropriate or needs improvements, a Mordents representative will let you know and offer suggestions so that it may be published at a later time. Mordents will review your submissions in a timely manner. Mordents reserves the right to refuse publication of any Guest Post. 

By submitting a Guest Post to Mordents, you agree that you have read and understood this agreement and agree to be bound by it.