Writer Guidelines

We rely on volunteer writers who submit for the benefit of all sentient beings. We do not have revenue, advertising, or sponsorships — so we count on our team of volunteer writers who contribute for the benefit of the Dharma. (Please see our bio page of authors for reference>>)

Our content guidelines for submitting writers are:

1. Should have a Buddhist Dharma perspective or meditation technique.

2. Must be minimum 500 words. We have no maximum. Some of our best read stories are the longer ones over 2000 words, but that’s not a requirement.

3. MUST BE ORIGINAL (sorry for caps, but some people submit previously published which we will not run. We run Copyscape on all content.)

4. If you wish to publish the proposed content elsewhere, it must first be published with us. (In other words first publishing rights), and you must note a credit on the subsequent publications “Originally Published on BuddhaWeekly.com” Publishing after Buddha Weekly is fine. In other words, if you’re adding to your own blog, it should publish on Buddha Weekly first to be eligible for publication.

5. NO commercial or sponsored content is permitted. Links to anything for sale will be removed. (The author can include commercial links relevent to themselves only in the author bio.)

6. Anything that offers advice of a medical or psychological nature must have heavy disclaimers.

7. ALL FACTS MUST HAVE CITATIONS. Our preferred format is [number] and Footnotes on the bottom with links.

8. Any submitted content, including photos, should be available for publication (clear of copyright issues.)

9. We will not publish anything political in nature. Although advocacy for human rights and charitable causes and other Dharma-aligned topics are fine, we cannot accept content that criticizes any identifiable person, institution or country.

10. Quotations from teachers (such as the Dalai Lama) should have a citation link.

11. Quotes attributed to Buddha should also have verifying citations (Many “Buddha Quotes” found online are “fake”. Ideally, a Sutra reference for these.)

12. If you are giving “advice” or stating an opinion, be sure to state clearly it’s your opinion (unless you’re quoting someone else, see above.)

We welcome your submission.


Lee Kane

Author | Buddha Weekly

Lee Kane is the editor of Buddha Weekly, since 2007. His main focuses as a writer are mindfulness techniques, meditation, Dharma and Sutra commentaries, Buddhist practices, international perspectives and traditions, Vajrayana, Mahayana, Zen. He also covers various events.
Lee also contributes as a writer to various other online magazines and blogs.

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