Publishing Information & Editorial Guidelines

If you have an original article or story you’d like to share, feel free to send it along for publication consideration. Many of the resources and stories you’ll find here are contributed by the Frayed Passport community—sharing advice and anecdotes from diverse voices helps to keep Frayed Passport interesting, educational, and fun!

Publishing Criteria

We accept the following types of submissions:

  • Guest posts: Usually from companies or brands looking to share industry insights and news. Articles must be primarily educational (not promotional) and links used sparingly; links are marked nofollow on guest posts.
  • Articles from advertising partners: Articles from advertising partners do not need to conform to the general guest post guidelines. See our Advertising & Partnerships page for more information; for any questions, email our Managing Director at
  • Personal stories: We are not accepting new freelance writers at this time, though if you have a personal story you’d like to share and would be interested in us interviewing you for a story on Frayed Passport, please email

Article submissions must be original (not published elsewhere), longer than 800 words, and must be family- and work-safe.

You must hold the rights to any media included, or you must send along a link to your source plus the license to use this work.

Content must meet Frayed Passport’s editorial quality standards; submissions may be edited by our team for grammar and formatting, and if substantial edits are needed, we will email you to confirm the final version prior to publication. If we choose not to publish a submitted article, we will inform you. We are not interested in unedited AI-generated articles.

Your contact information and a link to your website can be included in your bio.

Submission Process

We greatly value the time and energy spent to prepare an article, and we’re appreciative of this hard work and investment. The process you can expect after submitting your article is the following:

  1. A reply with any questions regarding the content will be sent to you within 7 days of submission.
  2. If accepted for publishing, you can expect your article to be published within 1—3 weeks after acceptance of the final version.

Inquiries that we believe are from content mills or are primarily promotional will not receive a response. We also will not respond to link insertion requests unless you are an advertising partner or if you are the original author of a piece already published on Frayed Passport.

Formatting Instructions

Please include all of the following information with your submission:

I. Title

Maximum 70 characters.

II. Snippet

The snippet gives a high-level overview of the article, and should be up to about 160 characters.

III. Intro Paragraph and Article Text

The intro paragraph is where you catch the interest of the readers. Make sure to let them know what the topic focus is and why it is important, as well as the main focus of your article.

  • Total word count: 800+ words
  • Sub-headings: Please insert sub-headers to separate concepts (H2, H3, etc.)
  • Method for referencing: References should be linked inline as anchor text or included at the end of the article.
  • Links: You’re encouraged to insert non-promotional links to related topics or articles inside your text. Links must be to educational resources (e.g., embassy information portals), and not to sales pages, landing pages, product or service pages, or similar, unless you are an advertising partner. We will let you know if we choose not to include a link altogether.
    • All external links on Frayed Passport, except to verified and longstanding partners, advertising partners, and certain educational resources (e.g., government websites), will be marked “nofollow.” If you would like to advertise on Frayed Passport, please email

IV. Images

Please include all photos or graphics as separate attachments, not embedded into your article document. Preferred formats are JPG or PNG. Please do not include any low-resolution or thumbnail images. If you are using an image that you do not personally own (such as a stock photo) please include an attribution link and license.

Make sure to include clear references inside the main text of your article so we know where to place the image.

V. Author Bio

After the article text, please provide a short bio. If there are multiple authors, please fill in the same information separately for each. Feel free to include your social media profiles, personal or professional website, and contact information.

Please send all queries to