Write for Us

M.L. Bailey Consultants, Inc. is accepting well written articles to be published on its sister sites REAL Social Workers Online Magazine and Happy Half Hour Club. REAL Social Workers Online Magazine is a place for social workers to relax, empower, advocate and learn. New posts are published weekly. The articles focus on the everyday issues and concerns that social workers face. The articles provide real solutions, suggestions and solve problems. Please review the site.

Happy Half Hour Club will provide relaxation and stress management tips professionals can use on the job, in the moment. All articles should focus on techniques or skills that can be completed in 30 minutes or less. A professional should be able to perform the skill and experience benefit with ease at work, home or in transition. Click here if you would like to receive weekly relaxation and stress management tips.

Both websites provide practical solutions for social workers’ everyday concerns. Submissions are on a voluntary basis and authors will not receive compensation. They will, however, receive full attribution and an opportunity to reach a larger audience. Articles focus on  solutions to problems social workers and those in the helping professions face on a daily basis.

Articles should be written in a relaxed, conversational tone. Please avoid “tech speak” and technical writing that is better suited for a professional journal or publication. Write as if you are sharing helpful information with a colleague directly. Share what works for you or share information that has helped you. You do not have to be a social worker to submit articles. We are looking for writers with expertise and experience in the categories listed below.

Guidelines for Submission:

Email the following to: submissions@forrealsocialworkers.com

Your full article with a working title in the body of the email. Please source information that is not original or that you do not own (e.g. statistics, studies, research works, articles, etc.) However, please do not hyperlink. Sourcing should be done by providing the link in brackets e.g. “4 Positive Reasons to Say Good Morning” [http://www.forrealsocialworkers.com/4-positive-reasons-to-say-good-morning/]

Articles should be 500 – 2000 words in length.

Include your name, credentials, and contact email at the top of your submission. Your bio (120 words or less) with links to your website, or social media pages. Do not hyperlink. All links should be enclosed in brackets e.g. [http://www.mlbaileyconsultantsinc.com or https://www.facebook.com/mlbailey.consultants.inc]

Photos that correspond with your article. Photos should be at least 850 wide by 400 tall. We expect authors to respect licensing regulations. Appropriate attribution and licensing regulations are the sole responsibility of the author.

Authors are solely responsible for all content submitted within the article. Authors are expected to acknowledge affiliation and/or financial interest in any subject matter, entity or product discussed. Editing for clarity and space may occur; however, every effort will be made to preserve your “voice.”

You will receive an email notification alerting you that your article has been accepted for publication with the timeframe it will go live. You will not receive notification if your submission does not qualify.

Please let me know if you would like to be a regular contributor.

Articles should fit into these broad categories:

Stress Response
Food and Stress
Technology Helps
Working Caregivers
Working Parent
Relaxation Methods
Stress Free Communication
Career Development
Finding Balance
Finding Your Niche
Vision, Mission, Goals

The “Websites” M.L. Bailey Consultants, Inc., Real Social Workers Online Magazine, and Happy Half Hour Club (collectively referred to as “the Websites” in these terms of service.) “The Websites” are owned and operated by Marcyline L. Bailey, LCSW, ACSW.
Submission of an article for possible publication means that you have read and agree to the full Terms of Service in its entirety.
As a contributor you are entirely responsible for the Content of, and any harm resulting from that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, audio files or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
The downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
Any entity, other than “the Websites,” wishing to re-publish your Content in its entirety will require your express permission;
If your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
• Have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
• The Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
• The Content is not spam, is not machine or randomly generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing;)
• The Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats, or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
• Your Content is not advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and sites and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
• Your Content is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
• You have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by “the Websites,” or otherwise.
By submitting content to “the Websites” for inclusion, you grant “the Websites” world-wide, royalty free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your content. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, “the Websites” have the right (though not the obligation) to in “the Websites”’ sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in “the Websites”’ reasonable opinion, violates any of “the Websites” policies or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of “the Websites” to any individual or entity for any reason, in “the Websites’” sole discretion.

Third Party Sites
“The Websites” may contain links to other sites maintained by third-parties. These links are provided solely as a convenience and does not imply endorsement of, or association with, “the Websites”.

Termination of Use
“The Websites” shall have the right to immediately terminate or suspend, in its discretion, any access to all or part of “the Websites” with or without notice for any reason.

Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Marcyline L. Bailey, LCSW, ACSW, “The Websites” or affiliates be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive damages or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to your content, information contained therein, or your use of “the Website.”
Certain jurisdictions prohibit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, thus the above limitations may not apply to you.
Any dispute arising out of or related to these Terms of Service shall be governed by the laws of the USA, without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions therein.

Date of Last Update
This agreement was last updated March 20, 2016