Article Submission Guidelines
To submit an article, simply click here or on one of the many "Submit an Article" buttons throughout the site (note: you may be asked to register as a Seeking Alpha user if you aren’t already, and to provide us with contributor information if you haven’t yet).
Next you must choose what type of article you would like to submit:
- Premium articles are those you submit to our Editorial team for exclusive publication on Seeking Alpha. Contributors earn $35 upon publication plus $10/thousand page-views (CPM) for articles submitted and accepted as Premium content. Premium articles are also eligible to be selected for publication on Seeking Alpha PRO; PRO Top Ideas receive a guaranteed minimum payment of $500. In addition, outstanding articles on undercovered stocks are eligible to be selected as PRO articles, which receive a guaranteed minimum payment of $150. For more detail, read Why We’re Boosting Payments To High-Value Contributors, and our FAQ.
- Regular articles are those you submit to our Editorial team for publication on Seeking Alpha that you've also posted to other blogs or websites.
- Instablog posts are those that contain content you do not plan to submit to our Editorial team for publication.
Seeking Alpha receives hundreds of submissions each day. Normally, your article will be published within 24 hours of submission, or returned to you with editorial feedback.
Broadly, here’s what we look for in deciding whether or not to publish an article submission:
- High-quality: Articles should contain high-quality opinion and analysis and must deliver on three separate metrics: Convincing, Well-Presented and Actionable. An article doesn't have to include an explicit buy/sell recommendation to be actionable, but must include information that could help a reader make an investment decision in a security or sector.
- Market-oriented: Write about a stock, sector, ETF or theme that is actionable for U.S.-based investors. Include relevant tickers to ensure the articles receive maximum exposure on Seeking Alpha and with our content distribution partners. We do publish macro-economic, market-actionable posts, but will not publish articles that focus mainly on politics, marketing, economic theory, or non-business related trends.
- Fundamental analysis: Address the company’s competitive environment, management, products, corporate strategy, earnings outlook, valuation and/or balance sheet. We look for well-presented and informed opinions based on rigorous fundamental analysis. We do not publish pure technical analysis.
- Originality: If you are writing about well-covered issues, bring a new perspective that others may have missed. Articles generated largely by scripts, or articles that could have been generated largely by scripts, will not be accepted.
- Compelling title: Your title should reflect the content of the article and tell readers why they must read the article. Bombastic titles, and articles that don’t deliver on the title’s promise will be declined.
- Market cap: An article about a stock trading at less than $1 or with a market cap below $100 million will see extra scrutiny but is still eligible for publication.
- Clean: All submissions must be proofread already, and be free of any grammatical or spelling mistakes.
- No promotional content: We do not allow promotional content within articles. What we do allow is utilization of the author sidebar to promote your brand, and up to a maximum of three links within an article to contextually relevant information. The three links may not be to subscription pages, or promotions, but rather to a page on your site that adds value to the reader.
- The human factor: We work to consistently select the best articles submitted for consideration. However, the selection of articles and Editors' Picks is highly discretionary, and can be impacted by many factors including the number of articles addressing similar themes and the timeliness of the topic. We strive to maintain an open and constructive dialogue with our contributors, but we are regretfully unable to provide detailed explanations about why a certain article was or wasn't accepted, or made an Editors' Pick.