Contributing to The Disruptive Author

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The opportunity to contribute to The Distuptive Author Magazine is FREE to all Disruptive Authors. That means anyone who has been published or has contributed to a publication published by Disruptive Publishing.

As a Disruptive Author we invite, and encourage you to contribute to our magazine The Disruptive Author. It is a great opportunity to share your stories and expertise to a broader audience.

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I have said for many years that The Law of Collaboration is in fact a Universal Law and there are a number of ways to tap in to that law and capitalise on being a contributor to The Disruptive Author. 

The magazine is the perfect way to collaborate and generate consistent energy and attention for each of us as individuals and also for all of us as a whole.  

It is an opportunity for us to pool our networks, introduce other Disruptive Authors to our personal networks, and be introduced to their networks as well.

It is the ultimate win-win, and the magazine’s target readers – women who love reading, writing and living life on purpose – also win because they are being entertained and educated on all the wonderful things you all do in your areas of genius.

That makes it a win-win-win.  No one loses from this venture.

Scroll down for a list of things you can do to make the most of your experience as a contributor.

SUBSCRIBING TO THE MAGAZINE

Here is the direct link to the magazine subscription page. Make sure you are subscribed and share the subscription link with your network.

When someone subscribes they are given immediate access to every issue of the magazine.

SUBSCRIBE HERE

CONTRIBUTIONS

Contributions can be by way of feature articles or columns. You can contribute one of each if you want.

Columns are to be between 150-250 words and can be accompanied by one or two quality photos.

Feature articles need to be 500-750 words and can be accompanied by one or two quality photos.

Bios need to be about 50 words in length and include a website or linktree link as well as a high resolution headshot.

Disclaimer:

Photos added to the Magazine are included on the basis that you are giving us permission to use the images for The Disruptive Author Magazine, and that you are licensed to use them. 

Disruptive Publishing holds access to a vast library of image content & can provide to give flavourful improvements to your incredible written contributions in the Magazine.

PUBLICATION DATES AND DEADLINES

Publication Dates and Deadlines will be in line with the seasons as follows:

PUBLICATION: 15 June for Winter Issue

Deadline for contributions Midnight 30 April

PUBLICATION: 15 September for Spring Issue

Deadline for contributions Midnight 30 July

PUBLICATION: 15 December for Summer Issue

Deadline for contributions Midnight 30 October

PUBLICATION: 15 March for Autumn Issue

Deadline for contributions Midnight 30 January

See below for time-sensitive writing prompts, and when you are done, send submissions to deb@disruptivepublishing.com.au.

WRITING PROMPTS: WINTER ISSUE

JUNE

  • June is
    • Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
    • Migraine Awareness Month
    • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month
  • June 15th National Buddy Day
  • June 20 World Refugee Day
  • June 21st International Day of Yoga 
  • June 18 – 24 Thinking of You Week
  • June 22nd Healthy Tuckshop Day
  • June 27th PTSD Awareness Day
  • June 30th Social Media Day

JULY

  • July is
    • Dry July (Alcohol-Free Foundation)
    • JulEYE – The month for getting your eyes tested

July 4th NAIDOC Week

July 11th World Population Day

July 14-20 National Diabetes Week

July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day

July 19th National Pyjama Day

July 24th Stress Down Day

July 30th International Day of Friendship

July 31st White Ribbon Night

AUGUST

  • August is
    • Happiness Happens Month

– August 1st World Wide Web Day, Sisters Day

 – August 7th Aged Care Employee Day

 – August 8th Happiness Happens Day

 – August 9th Book Lovers Day

 – August 18th Bad Poetry Day

 – August 21st Senior Citizens Day

 – August 28th Franchise Appreciation Day

 – August 30th Grief Awareness Day

WRITING PROMPTS: SPRING ISSUE

SEPTEMBER:

Friendship month

Read a new book month

Suicide prevention month

1-7 National Child Protection Week

1-8 Adult learners week

2-6 http://www.womenshealthweek.com.au/

4 bring your manners to work day

5 Be late for something day

6 Father’s Day

6 Read a book day

8 Star Trek day

10 world suicide prevention day

12 RUOK Day

12 video games day

19 talk like a pirate day

19 read an ebook day

21 Gratitude Day

22 business women’s day https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/business-womens-day/

25 world dream day https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dream-day/

30 ask a stupid question day

30 thunderbirds day

OCTOBER:

Mental Health Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month

ADHD Awareness Month

1 international coffee day

2 Int Day of non-violence http://www.un.org/en/events/nonviolenceday/index.shtml

16-22 Week without Violence http://www.nifvs.org.au/event-directory/week-without-violence/

19 evaluate your life day https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/evaluate-your-life-day/

19-27 Children’s week http://www.childrensweek.org.au/

24 Make a difference day https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/make-a-difference-day/

30 Checklist Day https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/checklist-day

NOVEMBER:

National Others Week 1-7 (because life is a team sport)

National Novel Writing Month

NAIDOC Week 8-15 November

Remberence Day November 11

National psychology week 11-17 November

World Kindness Day 13 Nov

International Day for Tolerance November 16

Universal Children’s Day November 20

World Television Day Nov 21

Social Inclusion Week 21-29 Nov

White Ribbon Day 21 nov

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women nov 25

Buy Nothing Day 27 nov

WRITING PROMPTS: SUMMER ISSUE

DECEMBER:
Universal Human Rights Month
National Write a Business Plan Month
No Gender December

World AIDS Day

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

Walt Disney Day

International Anti-Corruption Day

10 Human Rights Day

10-23 UnitingCare Christmas Appeal

15 Chocolate and Coffee Day for Religious Harmony

18 International Migrants Day

25 Christmas Day

Write a Business Plan Month

Human Rights Month

JANUARY:

January 1 New years day

January 2 World Introvert Day

January 10 Peculiar People Day

January 26 Australia Day

FEBRUARY:

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

February 1st Chinese New Year. 

February 14th Valentines Day

February 24st Teal Ribbon Day (for Ovarian Cancer)

February 26th Business Clean up Day

February 28th World Naked Bike Ride Day

WRITING PROMPTS: AUTUMN ISSUE

March

  • March is
    • Endometriosis Awareness Month
    • Polite Pets Month
    • National Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • March 1st World Compliment Day
  • March 8th International Women’s Day
  • March 21st – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • March 21st – World Poetry Day

April

  • April is
    • Adenomyosis Awareness Month
    • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    • Parkinson’s Awareness Month
  • April 2nd World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 7th Run for the Kids day
  • April 7th World Health Day
  • April 17th Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD)
  • April 22nd International Mother Earth Day
  • April 23rd World Book and Copyright Day
  • April 25th Anzac Day
  • April 28th Pay it Forward Day

May

  • May is
    • Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
    • Miracle Month of May
    • Mercy May (helping women of Africa)

May 1st – 7th National Youth Week

May 3rd World Press Freedom Day

May 4th (be with you) International Star Wars Day

May 8th Move Australia Day to May 8, Mate!

May 12th International Nurses Day

May 25th International Missing Children’s Day

May 26th National Sorry Day

20 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS

Here are some things you can do to maximise the potential to you and your business, whether that be selling your book or leading readers to your products or services with your book.

These ideas are to show you how you can take full advantage of the opportunity without spamming anyone.  Even if you pick 3 of these and do them consistently it will help your business and help everyone else as well, while they help you by doing the same thing.

  1. Let people know about the magazine.
  2. Let people know you are a contributing author to a magazine.
  3. Share each issue of the magazine with your networks every time it comes out just to let them know it is out. 
  4. Always provide a link for anyone in your network to subscribe where they will gain access to all issues immediately: https://www.subscribepage.com/b5a9q0
  5. Make sure you have your own mailing list set up and that we have the link in your column so that everyone who reads the magazine can join your mailing list.
  6. Share it in any groups you are in – anywhere where there are women who love reading, writing and living life on purpose, including women in small business.
  7. Contribute consistently and let readers get to know, like and trust you.
  8. Make sure you like The Disruptive Author Magazine page at https://www.facebook.com/thedisruptiveauthormagazine and that you are receiving notifications.
  9. When your article is posted on The Disruptive Author Magazine page make sure you share that post to your networks as well.
  10. If you think your network would appreciate and get value from some of the other contributors then share their contributions as well when we post them on the page.
  11. Share posts from The Disruptive Author Magazine page in your story.
  12. Like the posts when we share the other author’s contributions.  We post approximately 3 times a week.
  13. Put a sign up link to the magazine on your website and/or on your facebook page.
  14. Add that you work at The Disruptive Author Magazine in your personal bio on Facebook.
  15. Add the sign up link and the fact that you are a contributor to your email signature.
  16. Collaborate with other authors from the magazine whose businesses/topics are complimentary to yourself.  You could do podcasts or Facebook lives or workshops or blogs, together and for each other’s networks to add value to your readers.
  17. Do a survey and ask the women in your networks for their help in deciding what to write about in your columns.  This will generate interest in what you are doing.
  18. Ask people in your network to share the magazine and your column in their networks.
  19. Tell your email list about the magazine each month.  That leaves only 3 other blogs/newsletters you have to write each month to maintain a weekly mailout to build your relationship with your list.
  20. Let your list and your networks know about any other new books that are coming out to support each other and spread the word for each other.

These are just a few ideas.  Please pick at least 3 things from the list you can do and do them consistently for each issue and it will make a difference to all of us, but especially to you.

Even if you posted once per month – simply share the issue launch announcement from The Disruptive Author Magazine page – to let your networks know the magazine is out you would be helping yourself and the rest of the authors while bringing value to the women in your networks.

Then, if you also shared the post from The Disruptive Author magazine when your article is posted and promoted that would be two times each month when you are promoting the magazine and letting people know how to access it.

If you then sent the link to the magazine to your list each time it is launched that would make 3 times a month you are promoting it.

These things will have a huge impact.  Especially when we know we are all doing it and we are all being promoted to each other’s lists and networks.

If you have any other ideas please share them with us so we can all participate. 

Thank you for your contributions. We truly appreciate working with you. xx