Thank you for your interest in contributing to Afrogirlfitness
We strive to deliver informative, educational and empowering
content for mind, body, and spirit to support our community along their
We do not pay contributors, but rather offer our platform as a way to build
your own audience, and, if accepted, we will energetically promote and
celebrate your work beyond the website through our email and social
media channels as well.
For blog posts and stories, We welcome a variety of submissions, from
short lists or “how-to’s” to longer, in-depth explorations. Our readers
engage well with personal stories which can include (but not limited to) your
fitness/health journey, love and relationships. We also want stories about
issues that are starting conversations across the web. We encourage you to
craft an intriguing introductory paragraph to capture the readers
Content shared as a blog post or video should not be used as an overt
sales tool; however, we invite you to include links to your own work, sites
and content as you see fit. Over-the-top self-promotion (of yourself or your
company) will prevent us from publishing your article. Please do not
mention personalities, products, commercial services etc in your work. Talk
to our advertising team if this is of interest.
Please refrain from using dense jargon and abstract, blanket assertions.
Write and vlog what you know about from personal experience or research.
If you are making a technical or health claim or referring to research,
please provide full references.
In all cases, we look for high-quality, impactful content, free of spelling or
grammatical errors, that can serve our audience as they reach for their best
As you put together your story, think about what the reader will gain by
getting beyond the headline and first paragraph? Can they relate?
Our transformation and real-life story articles are typically between 800-
1000 words, but shorter or longer are fine, if thats what it takes to get into a
Note: With few exceptions, we only consider original content (which you
can then re-publish elsewhere after we publish it). Afrogirlfitness requests
that contributed articles remain exclusive to our site for three to five
business days, after which time they may be repurposed in part or in full on
other sites, with a link back to the original article on Afrogirlfitness.
If you would like to submit previously published content, please email us
separately to explain where else the work has appeared (for example, an
excerpt from your book or article from another magazine) so that we may
give it due consideration.
We review all submissions, but cannot respond to every one due to the
sheer volume we receive. If we publish your piece, our editorial team will
contact you. Typically, we publish within a few days to a few weeks. Of
course, feel free to check in with us at the support email below, if you wish
to know the status of your submission.
426 x 240 (240p),
640 x 360 (360p),
854 x 480 (480p),
1280 x 720 (720p),
1920 x 1080 (1080p),
2560 x 1440 (1440p) and
3840 x 2160 (2160p).
Minimum dimension is 426 x 240.
Max dimension is 3840 x 2160.
Aspect ratio is 16:9 (auto adds pillarboxing if 4:3).
Max file size is 128GB or 12 hours, whichever is less.
Accepted video formats include: .MOV, .MPEG4, MP4, .AVI, .WMV,
.MPEGPS, .FLV, 3GPP, and WebM.
Video length max is 12 hours.
YouTube recommended video resolutions:
YouTube will accept and properly handle most resolutions and formats, but
if you want the best quality, sharpest picture, and no cropping, be sure to
create your video in one of these resolutions:
YouTube will create the lower-resolution versions of your video
automatically, so always upload the highest resolution that you can.
All of these resolutions are in the aspect ratio 16:9 widescreen. Do not
record or create vertical, square, 4:3, or 16:10 video, as it will have black
bars on the sides when uploaded to YouTube. Unfortunately, we will not
upload videos with a black bar.
You should always create video in 720p or higher. Doing so will give your
videos a small HD badge in search results. Users can also filter YouTube
searches to only show HD videos.
We recommend only creating content in 1080p or higher. Many phones and
most TV/monitor displays have a 1080p native resolution, which will allow
your video to play without downsizing.
We welcome written stories and vlogs on the following topics:
Fitness: exercise routines, how tos, Journeys about weight loss and gain,
body image; struggles with social media
Health journey: first-person accounts of overcoming serious and/or
chronic health issues using natural means-
Mental health– dealing with and/or overcoming loneliness, depression,
Natural health: a creative, well-researched take on health issues,
preventive measures and natural solutions
Spirituality: How to reconnect, personal stories
Natural therapies: informative, practical articles on a range of healing
Reviews: clothing trends, diet, documentaries in relation to fitness and
News: trends that have taken over the net with relation to fitness and health
Nutrition: cooking tutorials, nourishing foods and simple recipes
Natural beauty: ways to enhance natural beauty without the use of
synthetic chemicals or invasive treatments
Travel: adventure travel, spiritual/well-being travel or travel related to
fitness and well-being
Children: parenting tips on raising healthy, harmonious children
Relationships: Relationship advice and guidance, personal experiences
with dating, marriage, divorce, remarriage, cohabiting blend families.
I am the creator of this work and grant Afrogirlfitness the non-exclusive
digital rights for unlimited time on YouTube and/or Afrogirlfitness.com and
for other promotions of Afrogirlfitness and its content or related events. All
articles and video content shared with Afrogirlfitness, are subject to editing
to improve style, readability and substance.
By sharing your content with us, you understand and accept the usage
Please take the following into account:
Email your written submission as a Word for Windows file
Submission of images is essential. Label all images with a brief descriptive
caption and photographers name. Electronic images should be 300dpi
When editing your videos, we request that you don’t watermark it with your
name or brand as this will prevent us from using it. Again, you are welcome
to mention your work/what you do, as you see fit. We will credit you by
placing a link to your social media or site within the caption of uploads
made on Youtube or when used on our other social media.
To email large video files for YouTube, you can use Google Drive in Gmail,
OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) in Outlook mail, or Dropbox in Yahoo mail.
Include a bio (120 words or less) with links to your website, Facebook,
Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter accounts where relevant along with
a headshot or photo of yourself to use if/when we publish your story online.
Thank you for reading this far — we can't wait to receive your great work.
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