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

health journey.

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

deeper story.


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.


Video Guidelines

Recommended dimensions:

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.

Search Optimization

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,

anxiety stress

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.


Terms of use*

I am the creator of this work and grant Afrogirlfitness the non-exclusive

digital rights for unlimited time on YouTube and/or 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



Submission notes

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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