The Jew & the Carrot blog reaches tens of thousands of unique readers each month.
For more information about writing for the Jew and the Carrot, and to pitch story ideas, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Food- First and foremost, the Jew and the Carrot is a food blog. All posts must directly discuss food in some way.
- Jews - There are lots of blogs out there that talk about these issues, and the thing that sets us apart is that we look at issues through a Jewish lens. How you plan on focusing that lens is an important consideration when writing your piece.
- Focus - The focus of your post should appear in the beginning,ideally in the first paragraph. Posts that are focused on a specific topic will be richer and more interesting to our readers.
- Depth vs. Breadth- We are looking for pieces that focus on specific topics. Our readers are more interested in learning about kosher wine from France, than a survey of every bottle of kosher wine from around the world.
- Promoting Events & Products - We can not ask our readers to donate money, register for events, or purchase products, we can only report on what’s happening. If you are writing about an event or cause that you want people to be involved in, consider your post as a news report on the event or cause.
- Disclosure - If you’re personally involved in what you’re writing about (or have been in the past) it’s important to tell readers that up front.
- Length - Posts should be between 600and 800 words.
- Cross-Posting - Posts for the Jew and the Carrot should be original content. If you wish to cross post to something you have written for your personal blog please send us a version of the post that gives JCarrot readers the highlights of your story. Also, if you are planning on submitting your story to another publication, you must let us know in advance.
- Photos - Send us a hi-res photo to go with your post (and let us know who took it).
- Title- Don't forget to add a title!
- Byline- Please include 1-2 sentences about yourself that we can include at the bottom of your post. We can include links to your organization, etc., if appropriate.
- Links – Posts should include links to references from websites, newspapers, or other blog posts about the topic if they exist. It is easiest if you [bracket] the words you want linked and put the URL in (parenthesis) with no space between the parenthesis and the brackets. Ex. [Hazon](http://hazon.org) works to create healthy and sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond.
- Compensation - At this time, we are not able to offer monetary compensation in exchange for blog posts.