Contributor Guidelines

Contributor Guidelines presents a thoughtful perspective on the ideas of the American founding. Through blog posts, videos, social media and other forms of content, we give our audience a broader perspective that goes beyond trending topics and points towards ideas and principles that have stood the test of time.

To infuse with intellectual and creative energy, we rely on the talent of select writers, thinkers and creative contributors. Each contributor brings with them their own perspective on how best to help our audience see the world as it is, and as it should be.

We publish posts multiple times a week, sometimes original content and sometimes pointing towards the good work of others.


In order to most effectively serve our audience, maintains the following guidelines for content submissions:

Word Count: Most posts on are traditional blog posts, between 300 and 500 words each. Posts that link to videos, infographics and other resources are typically shorter, around 50 – 200 words each.

Topics: We emphasize the long-term over the short-term. Posts on a specific Senate amendment are not welcome. However, posts that talk about the proper role of government in our healthcare system (or lack thereof) are extremely welcome.

Principle-focused: Each post must be able to be linked back to one of our Topic pages (

Tone: This is not the place for partisan brawls. Our audience is mostly non-political and despises the negative tone of today’s political environment. The tone should be upbeat, calm and educational.

Attribution: In order to focus on thoughtful ideas, all posts are anonymous.

Types of Content: accepts blog posts, e-books, white papers, movie reviews, tweet streams, videos and podcasts and other content relevant to our audience.


We are grateful to our contributors for sharing their thoughts with our readers and compensate their good work accordingly. We pay our contributors between $180 and $250 for each post accepted for publication.

Rights of Use

By submitting posts, the author agrees that Principles That Matter (the publisher of has unlimited rights to distribute the content through all of our digital channels. We also retain the right to edit for clarity, tone and style.

About is a project of Principles That Matter, whose mission is to connect modern citizens with timeless principles. Learn more at

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