Write for Purchasing & Procurement Center
Do you want to write & increase your reach?
You've come to the right place. Please read through these guidelines before submitting a piece to our editorial team.
Important note: Our publication queue for how-to articles and opinion pieces is now some 1 month long; in an effort to reduce that wait, we are compelled to be extremely selective.
If you can't wait that long, Purchasing & Procurement offers “Sponsored Opportunities”.
Essentially, the how-to article or opinion piece you sponsor would be published within a couple of weeks; however, it must still meet our editorial guidelines, and it must still be accepted for publication by our editors. Find out more about sponsorship opportunities here.
What Do We Publish?
Here's a list of what we publish from guest contributors:
- How-to articles for our website and newsletter - Magnetic Evergreen Procurement
- Occasional opinion articles, but we accept only those that offer particularly valuable insights and views that can't easily be found elsewhere.
- Short White-Papers/Reports - While this has been the exclusive domain of our sponsors/advertisers there are opportunities for selective high value, short in nature (4 to 8 pages) & “How-to” white papers/reports.
- Short “How-To” Videos - We accept videos that are 5 to 10 minutes long and focus succinctly on explaining 1 core concept with additional ‘how-to’ advice that guides procurement executives with clear steps on how to implement the core concept. Examples are plenty here, these samples are part of our paid training programs which our clients have paid thousands of dollars to attend.
How To Get Published on Purchasing & Procurement Center?
We get a lot of submissions. Following these guidelines will increase your chances of getting your article published:
- Write from an objective viewpoint and convey valuable how-to information to the reader. Focus on practical advice, actionable tips, and useful know-how about a specific procurement topic or approach to procurement. Bullet points are good. Meandering text is not.
- Use a fresh, approachable voice. You are a person writing for other people. So, sound like one.
- Write as if you’re talking to a CPO, the more conversational the better.
- Offer clear takeaways for our (and your) audience—mostly CPOs, Procurement Directors and other Procurement Executives who want to know how to build skills and increase their knowledge.
- No fluff, just get straight to the point.
- Articles should be at least 800 to 1,500 words. Longer articles will be considered provided the content is essential to the article and there’s no fluff. Feel free to include images, charts, graphs, and the like—but only if they help convey a point.
- Articles should be original to the author and unpublished elsewhere. (Infographics may have appeared elsewhere.)
- Include a brief bio of up to 50 words, including LinkedIn and Twitter contact info, if available, and a recent headshot (make sure your entire head and neck are in the picture).
- Include relevant links immediately preceding the words to be linked (the anchor text); do not embed the links in the anchor text (but feel free to underline that anchor text).
- Submit articles in Microsoft Word format (no PDF files, please), as email attachments.
- If you submit an article that mentions businesses or companies in which you have a vested interest, disclose as much to us and the audience.
- Send submissions to publish[at]purchasing-procurement-center.com Include "content writing and contribution" in your email subject line.
We will inform you if your article has been accepted for publication; expect to hear from us within a week or two of our having received your email. If we don't accept your article, you may or may not hear from us, depending on how crowded our inbox is; if you haven't followed the above guidelines, you likely won't hear back.
What we don't publish!
We do not publish press releases, vendor focused articles & case studies, unless they are research based - see below.
My article was selected for publication - What’s Next?
- Your article will be edited for clarity and brevity, and to conform to our style.
- We might change your headline, too, so you might want to suggest alternatives.
- The author retains copyright and may republish the article on his/her personal or company blog or site after the article has been published on Purchasing & Procurement Center. In such cases, we ask that you cite Purchasing & Procurement Center and link to the original article on our site.
- We may also reprint your piece, with full attribution, in our other products, including but not limited to our marketing materials.
- We do not pay guest contributors for their articles.
How to Get Research Covered?
If you have findings from procurement & SCM-related research to share, send an email to publish[at]purchasing-procurement-center.com with a link to or PDF of the research. Include "Research Findings" in the subject line.
Plus explain how do you want the research covered in our website. If we find it’s worthwhile we’ll likely reach out directly for more information.
Still have a question? Reach out to us at publish[at]purchasing-procurement-center.com
Return from Write for Us to Purchasing and Procurement Homepage