Writing Guidelines for Articles Submitted to be Considered for Publication by Nurses Moving Forward Magazine
* Each Essay/ Article Word Count should be 400-800 words
*Articles must be the original and unique work of the submitting Contributor
* Write to one person at a time in the language you would use if you were talking to that person face to face.
That doesn’t necessarily mean informal language. But it does mean conversational language.
Essay must have:
1) a Tipping Point Idea (and only one idea)
2) an illustrative and moving story – details matter, use “the four U’s”
3) specific proof that the idea is beneficial
4) an actionable takeaway – when the reader is done with the essay they should have learned something and know what their next step is.
5) a lead (your first 75 – 150 words) that follows one the six types: Secret, Story, Promise/Offer, Invitation, Problem/Solution, or Prediction
Here are some questions to guide you when reviewing your content:
- What is the ONE core thought?
- Is it exciting? Does it convey a useful emotion?
- Does it provide a benefit to the reader – implicit or stated?
- Does it imply or state a useful takeaway?
- Is the idea well introduced?
- Could it be better introduced?
- Are there any words that can be deleted?
- Are there any clichés that can be replaced?
- Are there any weak words (especially verbs) that can be replaced with stronger ones?
6) Please read and accept the terms of service for writing submissions.
(NursesMovingForward.com maintains the right to accept or decline an article whether it follows the benchmark guidelines or not)
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
~ Helen Keller
7) Submit your Articles in a word document here.
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