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Article guidelines for Reiki Rays

Thank you for checking out this page! We would be honored to publish your work.
Please find below all the “conditions and guidelines” we have for articles received from our expert authors – please give them a thorough read. We know it’s a long read but it’s important. Thank you for understanding.

If everything’s good and you feel inspired to write, we look forward to your first article (please send it using the “procedure” outlined below).

The authors we collaborated for some time (we have many articles written by them published and they keep publishing) are included in featured authors list which you can see on some of our websites.

Article and video guidelines:

– must be original (not published elsewhere), and your own creation.
– must be about Reiki, targeted to Reiki practitioners (i.e. not people who don’t know what Reiki is).
– must be written in English, free of typos and grammar errors (proofread and edited). If English isn’t your native language, we recommend having someone else (a native speaker) go through your articles before sending them to us.
– must be informative and not include promotional or self-promotional material.
– must be timeless, i.e. valid now as well as ten years from now (not e.g. related to a specific event, news etc).
– must be written with kindness and:
** must not say negative things about anybody, be they someone named or an anonymous person, alive or dead.
** must not divide people, whether they are named or anonymous. As a result of reading the article, the reader must feel closer to all the persons mentioned. The reader must not feel farther apart from anybody, named or anonymous, alive or dead.

Copyright:

What about the Copyright? Who owns it? Can authors publish the articles on their blogs and websites as well?

Answer: (Legalese): You are granting us the right to modify, translate, publish, delete, create derivative works from, or use in any other way, your articles or content. This right includes a perpetual, commercial, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sub-licensable, and transferable license to use the content in the manner mentioned above. We will put an effort in attributing the articles and content correctly to you as their author, but cannot guarantee this. All articles and content published on our website then become, for other users of our website, free to distribute under a creative commons attribution license for non-commercial use. This license you are granting us is non-exclusive. You still have full rights to your articles, while we still retain the right and license you have granted us. This agreement may change at any time without prior notice. By sending us your articles and content, you agree to all the above.

(English):

– you are allowing us to use the articles and videos and other content you send us (use, publish, modify, translate, create derivative works etc)
– you trust that we will do our best to make sure the attribution to you is correct, but you cannot sue us if we mess up?
– other readers can quote, republish, reprint etc your article as long as it’s in a non-commercial manner and they retain the attribution.
– the articles, videos, and other content you submit must be unique and not published elsewhere
– you still have full rights, so after we publish your works, you can publish them as well on your blog, or any website or medium, you can even sell them to someone else if you choose to, use them in the book you’re writing etc (and you don’t need to link back to our website, like the other readers do). We want you to continue to spread the word about Reiki freely, while we do the same.
– we reserve the right not to publish articles or videos or content which we feel are not a good match for our audience or don’t adhere to the guidelines.

Workflow for submitting articles:

1. You submit a new article by sending an email:
* email to this address (don’t miss the zendesk part):
For Reiki Rays articles: articles@reikirays.zendesk.com
* Please send a NEW EMAIL for each new article. Do not reply to older emails when sending new articles. This will delay the processing as we will have to figure things out and see which is which.
* subject: [Your article‘s title]
* message: If this is your first article for us, include your short bio which will appear at the end of your articles (see examples from other writers on our website). Your bio can include two links to your website, fan pages etc. If you have a high profile online and need more links, let us know. Also please attach a picture of you sized 125×125 pixels or smaller (see examples on our website). Please note:
** your short bio should have a max of 150 words.
** your short bio links must point directly to your website or social media profiles. It cannot link to sales pages, promotional pages, or pages designed specifically for email sign-up.
** you can use a pen name if you prefer, that is OK.
* attachments: Please attach a document, preferably Word, but text is also fine, containing your article.
2. This creates a new request in our system, which remains “open” for now, and you automatically get notified that we received your article.
3. We review the article and we schedule it to the blog. We may modify the article slightly if we believe we can make it more suitable to our audience, or add some links to other relevant content from our website, or images.
4. We let you know the date when it is scheduled, and the request that was “open” is now marked as “solved”
5. Once we’ve scheduled your article, we will ask that you send us an Invoice so that we can pay you, you can send us a new one (even if your article is just “scheduled” for now and not yet published).

Please allow a few days for each of these steps. Thank you for understanding.

Payment

We pay US $25 per piece of content, regardless of its length, number of words etc. This amount includes all fees and other transaction commissions which the payment processors will apply. We will need invoices in order to be able to pay you. The easiest way to send us invoices is from your Paypal account. If you cannot send us invoices via Paypal, our suggestion is to use a freelancing service such as upWork, where you can create a freelancer account for free; we’ll create a “job posting” there, upWork will send us invoices and we’ll be paying you through upWork. To clarify, Paypal or upWork will deduct some fees from this amount so you will end up with slightly less than the charged amount.

Wishing you all the best, and looking forward to co-creating a better world with you!

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