How to Get a Blog Post Published on The Huffington Post

I have to admit, I never thought I’d be writing a post like this, and I’m still recovering from the shock that the Huffington Post actually published my writing recently.

Although I’ve been a freelance writer for almost 2 years now, getting published on the Huffington post feels real and (to be honest) a little terrifying and exciting all at the same time.

For my Huffington Post article, I wrote about my family’s decision to move to the Caribbean so that my husband could attend medical school. While it sounds like a dream, it was actually one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make.

Not only that, but I revealed to the world just how much debt we got into because of that decision, and I described how alone I felt when my husband decided to go there ahead of me so I could stay back home and work to support us.

Don’t get me wrong. I write about this sort of thing all the time on my blog, but to have it so public and out there on such a big website made me feel a little vulnerable.

Yet, that feeling quickly faded as 100+ friends on my Facebook page congratulated me throughout the day and took the time to share my post on their social media channels.

I even had a few e-mails from people who told me that they thought my story was inspirational, and that meant the world to me because that’s all I really wanted to do — inspire others — and show them that what might seem impossible is actually in reach.

The same principle goes for getting your work featured on a large website. It is possible, and I’m happy to share my method with you so that you can do the same:

HuffPo-Cat

1. Learn From the Greats

When I first started blogging, I enrolled in Jon Morrow’s Guest Blogging Course, and it changed the way that I viewed my website.

Jon’s class is for both new and experienced bloggers, and the entire aim of his class is to teach others how to get featured on popular blogs.

When I started the class, I was just looking for tips. I never dreamed that it would help me land the ultimate guest post on the Huffington Post.

The most important lesson that Jon taught me was to intimately study the blogs that I wanted to guest post on, and he has a lot of specific techniques that you can learn if you take the class.

I knew I wanted to get published in the Huffington Post Money Section, so I became an avid reader of it. I started to notice the type of posts that they published, and I kept a running list of topic ideas specifically for the Huff.

While I didn’t comment on other money section posts regularly, I would actually recommend it. You never know who will be reviewing your post submission, and they might recognize your name if you comment all the time.

I should note that I’ve actually used this method to get hired as a staff writer too, because I think it’s impossible to pitch a post to someone when you don’t know what their site is about.

2. Copy the Style

The only person that I actually knew who was already writing for the Huffington Post was Carrie! In fact, I never knew it was even possible to contribute until I saw her posts (thanks, Carrie!)

So, I did something else Jon Morrow’s class taught me: I copied her style. Now, I don’t want you to think of copying style as plagiarism or anything like that.

What I mean is that I pasted every single one of Carrie’s posts into Microsoft Word, and I wrote down how many words she used, and I took note of the way she broke up her paragraphs.

While the way I write is unique to me, I made sure that my post submission resembled hers when it came to formatting, paragraphs, and word count. After all, they’ve accepted several of her posts, so something she did was obviously working!

As you can see from the photo below, I even used Carrie’s first post for them as inspiration for how to phrase my title.

HuffPo-Carrie

By using this method, I was able to guarantee that my post would need very little editing, something that probably helped it get published.

3. Pitch it the Right Way 

There are a thousand ways to send a pitch e-mail, and there are likely way more experienced people than I am who have a better method.

However, the route I took was a very short and sweet e-mail. I guessed that the Huffington Post got a couple of hundred pitches a day, and I wanted to make sure that when mine got to them, they would only have to read it for a few seconds.

My hope was that it was interesting enough to get them to open my attachment. Here it is below:

Dear BlogTeam,

Thank you for taking the time to review my post. As you know, most people pay off debt in pretty normal ways. They cut back their spending or they pick up extra jobs.

Not me.

I had to actually move 3,000 miles away to a tiny Caribbean island in order to finally get the momentum I needed to knock out my debt once and for all. I attached my story to this message, and I appreciate the consideration!

Best,
Catherine Alford

published on HuffPo

4. Send Your Pitch to the Right Place 

While the Huffington Post has a place where you can submit your blog post pitch through a “contact us” page, I wasn’t sure about the little box that they provided. I knew from my experience as a staff writer that it helped to have a good e-mail address to send things to.

Maybe I’m a little Type-A (okay, a lot Type-A) but I just wanted to make sure that the e-mail sent, you know? I am the person who checks my sent folder every time I send an e-mail, and for something so important, I wanted to have the peace of mind that it got there.

I did a little research, and I found this at the bottom of a post in the Huffington Post book section:

Huffington Post contact

To me, it’s better to send it to that e-mail address than wonder if the “Contact Us” box will preserve my formatting.

I’m sure the Huffington Post website is sophisticated enough that the “Contact Us” box works just fine! However, I just wanted the peace of mind for myself.

Also, the BlogTeam could take anywhere from a few days to a few months to get back to you, and unfortunately, they might not have the time to send out “thanks but no thanks” messages. So, just be prepared that you might be living with the unknown for a while once you submit.

5. Give the Editor Everything They Need

Last but not least, give them everything they need. When sending in your blog post for consideration, include a headshot and a bio.

You’ll notice that every blogger has a headshot next to their name on the Huffington Post, so providing that along with a short and sweet bio gives them everything they need, and they won’t have to spend time asking for it. In fact, it will show them that you are prepared.

Extra Tips:

I’m not sure exactly why my article got selected for publication, but I think it’s because I have a unique story.

However, we all have unique stories; we just don’t realize it. It might take some time to craft your article for them, so don’t rush it. It’s better to have a polished and perfectly formatted post ready to go a month from now than to hurry up and submit today.

Essentially, just be yourself and be open.

Say something that others will connect to. Write in a way that makes people feel like they are included or write about something others wish they could do. I mean, I had to move to a Caribbean island to get out of debt.

That’s a little weird, right? But, that’s my story, and sharing it with others in a very open way gave me just the right combination of materials to get it noticed.

I have no doubts that if you do what I listed above, you have a good chance of getting noticed too. Good luck, and let me know how it goes!

Updates as of August 2014.

  • Many of you have asked if getting published on the Huffington Post has been instrumental in my writing career. The answer to that question is absolutely. Many don’t realize that once you have an author account on THP, you can pitch articles every day if you want. My most recent post for them went hugely viral with more than 220,000 likes and 43,000+ shares. That viral post also led to me getting interviewed on Huffington Post Live, which led to tons of e-mails and new readers. There’s no doubt that it’s beneficial to any writing career to be an author there.
  • Again, many of you have commented or emailed saying the email to the blogteam is not the correct address anymore. While it worked for me but that was almost a whole year ago so that might have changed. If you email them and they respond back, write them an email and tell them to please forward it to someone that reviews new contributors. I still think anything is better than going through the contact page.

I’m glad I persisted and tried so hard to become a part of it. I wish all of you the best of luck!

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About the author: Catherine Alford is a freelance writer who currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, twins, and spoiled pup, Julep. She received a B.A. from The College of William and Mary and an M.A. from Virginia Tech. When she is not writing for other websites on all topics frugal and fabulous, she enjoys sharing her adventures on her blog, www.BudgetBlonde.com.

117 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own

  • Michelle May 3, 2013, 11:33 am

    Great post! This is something that I definitely want to do very soon.

    • Cat Alford May 3, 2013, 11:38 am

      Thanks Michelle! If anyone can do it, it’s you! :)

      • Maryann May 28, 2013, 3:27 pm

        Just used your advice. How long did it take you to hear from them?

        • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde August 12, 2013, 8:48 pm

          To be honest, I heard back very quickly, but it could take months from what I’ve seen online. Unfortunately, they don’t write you back and tell you if they aren’t interested, so it’s just a waiting game.

  • Cat Alford May 3, 2013, 11:47 am

    Thank you very much for having me, Carrie!

    • Carrie Smith May 3, 2013, 1:43 pm

      It was a pleasure sharing your story! You’re welcome to do it again anytime.

      • Cat Alford May 3, 2013, 2:00 pm

        Thank you!

    • The Frugal Exerciser November 2, 2013, 1:54 pm

      How long should one wait and then move on to another publication?

      • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde November 2, 2013, 2:06 pm

        I think you should always be looking for publications. The Huff in particular allows you to publish on your own blog and theirs so duplicate content is not a problem. It just might be a problem for another publication. I would wait 1-3 months to hear back from the Huff before submitting new queries to them.

        • James June 13, 2014, 9:48 pm

          Hey Cat, thanks for the great article! I’m interested in what you say about HuffPost not caring if you publish the article on your own blog too. Did you publish your article on your blog first, then send the link to HP? Or they prefer to publish first?

  • John S @ Frugal Rules May 3, 2013, 12:04 pm

    Very nice post Cat! I think you provide some great tips here that many might overlook. I have been meaning to do it for a while and I just need to sit down and do it.

    • Cat Alford May 3, 2013, 12:10 pm

      Thanks John! :)

  • Jeffrey Trull May 3, 2013, 12:14 pm

    Awesome story, Cat! This is actually something I’d been wondering about. I’ll definitely come back to this when I’m ready to give it a try!

    • Cat Alford May 3, 2013, 12:36 pm

      Thanks, Jeffrey!

  • Kathleen O'Malley May 3, 2013, 2:03 pm

    Awesome! Thanks for your transparency. Congrats on the coverage!

    • Cat Alford May 3, 2013, 2:07 pm

      My pleasure! Always happy to help out other writers!

  • Mrs PoP @ PlantingOurPennies May 3, 2013, 7:15 pm

    Fabulous post, Cat – and the publication in HuffPo was well deserved. =)

    • Cat Alford May 3, 2013, 8:20 pm

      Thanks so much Mrs PoP!

  • Jessica Lawlor May 4, 2013, 9:33 am

    Such awesome tips! Thanks for sharing, Cat! Congrats!

    • Cat Alford May 4, 2013, 7:23 pm

      Thanks, Jessica!

  • The Norwegian Girl May 4, 2013, 9:45 am

    This was a great reading! I really learned a lot about how to go about when wanting to get published! You did a great job, Cat! :-)

    • Cat Alford May 4, 2013, 7:23 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind words!

  • Adventures in Tulum May 5, 2013, 10:57 am

    Great tips! Thanks so much.

    • Cat Alford May 5, 2013, 12:42 pm

      You’re very welcome!

  • Jordann May 7, 2013, 7:08 am

    Wow that’s so cool! I definitely learned a lot through this post, which I’ll keep in mind for my future guest posting ambitions. Thanks!

    • Cat Alford May 7, 2013, 4:39 pm

      You’re very welcome!

  • BrokeMillennial May 7, 2013, 4:42 pm

    Thanks Cat and Carrie! I’ve been pondering how to submit contributed content to various publications so these are some wonderful tips!

    • Cat Alford May 8, 2013, 6:31 pm

      Glad they were helpful! Thanks for the comment!

  • eemusings May 8, 2013, 11:25 pm

    +10000 on making things as easy as possible for editors. One thing that bugs me is people sending stuff in Word or PDF and sticking in awkward code/images. When I pitched to the Billfold I included a plain text file with HTML to make it simple for their team.

    • Cat Alford May 10, 2013, 11:05 am

      Awesome tip!!

  • Jen Havice May 9, 2013, 8:40 am

    This is so great! I’ve been wondering for quite some time how people did this. I appreciate the specifics, especially the fact that you pasted the entire post in the email. This may be something for me to work on.

    • Cat Alford May 10, 2013, 11:06 am

      My pleasure, Jen! Glad you found it helpful! I actually attached the post in a word doc but you could put a sneak peek in the e-mail to make them want to open it.

  • CanadianBudgetBinder May 11, 2013, 8:59 am

    Well done Cat! You never know until you put yourself out there what magic can happen. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Cheers!

    • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde August 12, 2013, 8:48 pm

      Cheers Mr. CBB!

  • budgetingbabe May 13, 2013, 2:44 pm

    Great information! Thanks for sharing. I need to bookmark this.

    • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde August 12, 2013, 8:47 pm

      You’re very welcome!

  • Gina Pogol May 28, 2013, 1:16 pm

    Nice work! I’m also a finance writer and have a couple of colleagues who routinely get on Huffpost. Perhaps I’ll be able to join them now.

    • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde August 12, 2013, 8:47 pm

      I hope so!

  • Andrea Dalton June 20, 2013, 6:21 am

    Fantastic article — thanks so much for your advice, Cat! One question — with the email address you used, how did you phrase the subject line to catch their eye?

    • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde August 12, 2013, 8:47 pm

      Sorry I’m just seeing this comment Andrea. I can’t remember the subject line exactly but it was definitely something related to moving to the Caribbean.

  • justin knapp June 22, 2013, 9:53 pm

    This was really helpful. Thank you.

    • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde August 12, 2013, 8:47 pm

      You’re welcome Justin!

  • Kristen Poborsky July 7, 2013, 1:51 pm

    This is very helpful – I am working on getting connected and guest posting on several sites so the tip about looking at the style of other guest posters on the site I am targeting is a great idea. I’m going to check out Jon Morrow as well.

    • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde August 12, 2013, 8:46 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Janet July 11, 2013, 10:15 am

    Thanks so much for your genuine assistance! Best of luck to you :)

    • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde August 12, 2013, 8:46 pm

      Thanks Janet!

  • Donald July 18, 2013, 4:25 pm

    Can you only pitch brand-new pieces or can it be something that was previously published elsewhere, such as on your own blog?

    • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde August 12, 2013, 8:46 pm

      Sorry I just noticed this comment. You can post duplicate content on the Post. :)

    • Jen Schneider September 7, 2013, 10:40 pm

      Thanks! I had the same question. :) Thanks for the tips!

  • Den July 21, 2013, 12:16 pm

    Very helpful post thanks

    • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde August 12, 2013, 8:46 pm

      You’re very welcome!

  • etsystalkers July 22, 2013, 12:35 pm

    Thanks for the awesome post!

    • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde August 12, 2013, 8:46 pm

      Welcome!

  • Kristen Cornejo August 26, 2013, 9:24 pm

    This is great. I’m winding up for the pitch. Thank you!

  • Shaanthz August 31, 2013, 3:01 pm

    Thanks for the tips and advice – will give it a try.

    Here is what happened to me – I was at a women’s conference in New York City in April 2013. Arianna Huffington was one of the keynote speakers, along with Martha Stewart. Arianna talked about herself, her road to success, etc. etc. and told the 1200+ women present at the conference that we should blog and write. She shared her email with the audience and said to contact her directly for opportunities and said “Don’t go via the website and anyone at HuffPost!” I thought I couldn’t have been in a better place that day.

    I am a freelancer and write health/medical posts regularly for some healthcare websites. I was excited and sent an email to Arianna – she replied after 2-3 days and copied one of the editors asking me to correspond with the editor. The editor contacted me immediately and within a couple of days I sent an article, my bio, and headshot and waited….and waited. The editor got back in a few days and said “Sorry, we cannot accept your post now.” No other explanation – I tried asking a few questions but never heard back again.

    So much for Arianna’s words….so let me give your advice some thought and try again. Thank you!

    • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde November 2, 2013, 2:08 pm

      Getting an editor’s email is really key though. You can constantly submit to that email address vs. the one everyone else sends mail to!

  • Shannon Fisher September 13, 2013, 1:30 am

    Thank you! Great advice – and it is very generous of you to share it. We’re all in this together!

  • Rebecca September 26, 2013, 9:03 am

    Thank you Catherine! Your advice was so helpful. I’ve been dreaming about getting one of my pieces on the Huffpost. I just e-mailed them my piece. I know it’s a long shot but I’m trying to be braver and take chances.

  • Kelly October 10, 2013, 1:50 pm

    Thanks for these tips! I am researching a lot now. Wish me luck!

  • Elisabeth King October 25, 2013, 3:30 am

    Great article, Cat. The writing industry is so hard that it’s nice to pass on advice to others every now and then. Thanks for the tips!

  • Becky November 5, 2013, 4:54 pm

    This article is awesome – what a helpful pep talk, thank you!

  • aarish November 9, 2013, 7:19 am

    written with so much honesty, nice article cat. had a small question to ask – does one get paid for the contribution and what is the measure like.

    • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde December 6, 2013, 2:18 pm

      No payment from the Huff Post! :) The payment is getting to say you were published there. :D

  • Story Paige November 10, 2013, 12:14 am

    This is inspiring and very helpful. Thanks.

  • Loulie November 18, 2013, 8:25 pm

    I enjoyed this, Catherine! The email tip was particularly helpful.
    (I have a very silly question… BudgetBlonde or BudgetBrunette? ;) HeeHee…

    • Cat Alford/ Budget Blonde December 6, 2013, 2:18 pm

      Haha the budget overtook the Blonde! ;)

  • Dina Santorelli December 6, 2013, 10:37 am

    Excellent info! Thank you for sharing.

  • Gail December 9, 2013, 9:28 am

    Perfect timing, Catherine. Thank you for the transparency and for sharing your success forward!

  • W.T. December 16, 2013, 8:35 am

    Hi Catherine, how long did it take them to post your article up after they said they were going to? A editor contacted me last week but my piece has yet to go up. Thanks!

    • W.T. December 16, 2013, 10:10 am

      *an editor

      • Cat@BudgetBlonde March 9, 2014, 9:02 pm

        That’s great an editor contacted you! Keep their e-mail address and follow up soon. :)

  • Tom Crawford January 6, 2014, 3:08 pm

    This is great information, and something I will use myself. Definitely going to bookmark this, and come back to it again.

  • Latrisha January 8, 2014, 2:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing. A lot of times people keep info like this to themselves so I greatly appreciate you sharing both your experience and the process. It’s great that you acknowledge that our stories, experiences, etc. are not just for ourselves. Best wishes for your continued success!

  • Bert January 19, 2014, 7:39 pm

    Thanks for the tips and the encouragement!!

  • Angel Rodriguez January 26, 2014, 11:14 am

    Thanks for the great tips. Much appreciated. :-)

  • Praverb February 6, 2014, 3:36 pm

    This is an amazing post and it is applicable to a lot of blogs. Thank you Cat.

  • Caty February 14, 2014, 7:32 pm

    This is great!!! Thanks!

  • Lauren Maxwell March 7, 2014, 7:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing such great info! You reminded me that our dreams are never too far out of reach. Sounds cliche, I know, but it’s true.

  • silaytambayan March 22, 2014, 12:07 pm

    This is very nice post!. I have just signed up to huffington post and searched how to submit post to huffington and thank God i found your site. Its a very big help for bloggers like us.

  • Ben March 28, 2014, 7:44 pm

    Hey Cat, just came across your blog and post which I love. Do you know, does the HufPo require that your writing is NOT posted anywhere else prior to submission (eg: your own blog?) or is that fair game as long as the content is original? Thanks for the great piece. cheers!
    - Ben

  • William Charles April 15, 2014, 12:14 am

    Congratulations on getting your post published, it was a great article so I can see why they choose it. I’m just wrapping a few ideas up now for their consideration, how long did they take to get back to you?

  • Tora April 15, 2014, 5:24 am

    Thank you so much for this article – I googled this exact topic and there you were. I pinched your pitch and reworked it for my own topic/story – it gave me the confidence to know what to say as that’s the hardest bit, I find! Thank you for sharing.

  • ellenhawley April 24, 2014, 5:39 am

    Nice article–well organized and easy to use. Thanks.

  • Tanu April 25, 2014, 11:26 pm

    I have been writing for some local newspapers for a few years. Recently I have worked as a freelance writer on the market place. But still I have no personal blog or website for regular publishing. Hopefully I will start soon. Can I still try to write some posts for Huffington? I am really inspired reading this particular post. Regards.

  • Charles May 1, 2014, 1:03 am

    Nice guide, Catherine. We’ll try to make a unique story of our experience working in China for Huffington. I hope they accept it.

  • Urmi Majithia May 9, 2014, 10:30 am

    Thank you for sharing your tips. I am in the process of writing a post and I will certainly follow your tips. I had a question for you – Do I really need to have a website or can I write my post in a word document and send to them in an email?

  • George May 13, 2014, 3:21 pm

    I like this article so much. It is actionable. I interview people all the time about how to get featured in A-list publications. It is encouraging to know that it is doable.

    • Carrie October 15, 2014, 12:04 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it, George! Cat also wrote a new post about using HARO to get published on high-traffic sites and being featured in A-list publications. Have you used HARO before? What has your experience with it been?

  • Rachel Norman May 14, 2014, 12:01 am

    Did you submit it in Word, PDF, or include the article in the email body itself?

  • Marijoe June 8, 2014, 8:36 am

    how did you find out that your submission has been published? I hope for your respond.

  • Shannon July 24, 2014, 5:49 pm

    Thanks for the advice. I give “advicetainment”, so I forgot what real advice looks like. I probably won’t be submitting to HuffPo, but good advice for other outlets as well!

  • Jennifer August 4, 2014, 11:21 am

    FYI: I’m not sure why this email worked when you submitted, but I’ve submitted via this address before and they redirected me to send stuff through the website. So I don’t recommend using this email address.

  • Antara Man August 11, 2014, 1:30 am

    There’s a lot of controversies out there about Huffington Post as a lot of their writers leave HuffPo, because it doesn’t pay them. I want to know how can one write regularly for them, be a regular blogger? Please,share your knowledge.

  • aleisha August 17, 2014, 4:22 am

    Thanks for making this post. This inspired me a lot and gave me a lot of ideas.

  • Charles McCool August 19, 2014, 3:58 pm

    Great inspiration. There is no such contact blurb at the bottom of my preferred HuffPo sections but I am still looking. I will send a pitch to the general Contact Us section and keep my fingers crossed.

  • Torie Henderson August 28, 2014, 12:29 pm

    This is my second time reading your post and it is so fun to see the update about how Huff Po has been so beneficial for you! Thanks for adding that, I’m excited for you and sending even more good vibes your way.

    • Carrie October 15, 2014, 12:03 pm

      Thanks for reading, Torie! Glad you found the update helpful and encouraging. :)

  • JP Maroney September 7, 2014, 1:23 am

    Catherine,

    BIG TIME Kuddos for having the guts to step out and DO IT!

    While most people sit around contemplating all the reasons it won’t work out right, you executed.

    Love this story!

    JP Maroney

  • Mary September 15, 2014, 11:38 am

    I cannot thank you enough for this post! I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years now & my newest goal to make happen is submitting to The Huff Post. While I see above its a huge waiting game as to if/when they respond, can someone tell me if theres a timeframe that its OK to submit something else to try again?? I have 3 pitches in mind, but want to space out submitting….if pitch 1 gets rejected, I have back up material!:)

    Thanks!

    • Carrie October 15, 2014, 12:02 pm

      I always politely follow up after about 2 weeks, and if I don’t hear anything back after 4-6 weeks (after following up one more time) then I move on to another editor/site. I hope that helps, Mary!

  • Bob September 16, 2014, 12:16 am

    Ms Alford: thank you for this great article. I have a couple of questions–what did you put in the Subject Line of your email to THP? Also, I was wondering if you think it is still possible for an unknown such as myself to get noticed by THP? I’m thinking that, with this article, THP is going to get swamped with submissions and I will get lost in the pile. Of course, I will still submit (after I have done some research to write my post in a THP manner). Thanks again for a great article.

  • Wesley Yuhn September 19, 2014, 5:16 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Your tips will really help me while writing a great post to publish on huffingtonpost. I am going to write my first post for huffingtonpost, need good luck :)

  • Heather September 29, 2014, 2:52 pm

    Thanks so much for this post! I love that you were so thorough! (From a fellow Type-A personality). – Heather at Life of a Traveling Navy Wife (PS Your spam filter is mean ;) I have had to compose this three different ways to give you a thank you!)

  • Paul October 7, 2014, 7:52 am

    Great article Cat. I’ve finally, after reading this, submitted my first article to Huffington Post for consideration and your advice was super helpful.

  • Karen October 8, 2014, 7:54 pm

    Thank you so much for the detailed information, Cat! I was just trying to figure out the best approach, and your post is very helpful.

  • Zed October 10, 2014, 10:56 am

    Hi – Great, informative article. Thanks so much for that. One thing I’m not clear on, which I hope is not too elementary…

    When you submitted the post, was it already published on your blog, or were you presenting them unique content that was unpublished?

    Thanks again for the fab article!

    • Carrie October 15, 2014, 12:01 pm

      Great question, Zed. Cat and I have both published blog posts that were already written in our own blogs, as well as posts that haven’t been published elsewhere. So you can do it both ways on HuffPost.

  • Jessica-Lynn Sage October 14, 2014, 10:51 pm

    Congratulations on being published to The Huff!! There are lot of people in my industry doing the same thing, so I think it’s time to jump on the band wagon. Your story is such an inspiration!

  • Ellis Shuman October 15, 2014, 2:50 am

    Excellent article! As a fellow Huffington Post writer, I keep getting asked all the time: “How do you get published there?”. I followed exactly the points mentioned above.

    My initial article was published on the Huffington Post in July =
    “10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Bulgaria”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ellis-shuman/bulgaria-travel-tips_b_5548731.html

    It went quite viral = in Bulgaria! 23,000 likes, 5,568 shares. And it was translated twice into Bulgarian (without my permission) and led to a long string of interviews and articles in the Bulgarian media!

    If you have something exciting to share, publish it on the Huffington Post. And, follow this excellence advice to get started!

    • Carrie October 15, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Wow, this is an awesome accomplishment Ellis! I’m glad that Cat’s experience helped land you some good media attention and a post going viral. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. :)

  • DeAnna Ross October 15, 2014, 8:43 am

    Thanks for this great advice! I love hearing about other published writer’s experiences and how they managed to get published. ♥

  • Claudette Pangilinan October 21, 2014, 1:15 am

    Thank you very much for sharing this post!

  • Julia Waters October 21, 2014, 1:06 pm

    Really excellent article Cat! As a newbie to the world of blogging, it helped me structure a plan to get onto the Huffington Post site (I like to dream BIG!) thank you again xx

  • Jaime October 24, 2014, 3:55 pm

    Awesome article! Thank you! What is the correct address to send pitches to?

  • Jocelyn Lum October 25, 2014, 1:30 am

    Hi Catherine,

    Thank you for sharing your tips with readers all over the world.

    A very meaningful post!
    Writing with passion is awesome.

  • Stefanie, The Broke and Beautiful Life October 25, 2014, 7:09 am

    It’s bizarre to me how elusive The Huff Po has been for me as a writer- especially with media success elsewhere.

    Maybe because I’ve only used the contact box on their website for submissions? I think getting in and having direct email is huge. Major congrats Cat!

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