Write for Private Lender

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How to Contribute to Private Lender by AAPL

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Private Lender magazine is a, bi-monthly publication produced by the American Association of Private Lenders for more than 15,000 readers; most of whom are private lending professionals. The magazine reports on all aspects of the national real estate market including; regulations and compliance, loan servicing, market conditions, insurance, small business marketing, appraisals, taxes – just to name a few.

In print and online, Private Lender by AAPL brings readers smart, creative, and insightful ideas for private real estate finance professionals – from both inside and outside the private lending community. The Private Lender editorial team welcomes feedback from readers to help us deliver useful and engaging content, through multiple channels.

Want to Write for Us?

We are happy to consider submissions for by-lined articles to be published in Private Lender magazine and on this website. We highly recommend that you discuss your idea with an editor before you write the article. Less experienced writers may be asked to write on speculation. All copy is subjected to rigorous editing.

Submissions are required to be exclusive to Private Lender and/or the American Association of Private Lenders. Direct, self-promotional submissions will not be accepted.

Submit a Case Study

Have you funded a real estate project that required a unique solution to its specific situation? Can your success shed light on the right strategies and how to work with borrowers to create win-win situations for all involved?

Download this form and submit it to PrivateLender@aaplonline.com for consideration!


The magazine sections include Lender Limelight, Alternative Angle, and IRA Approach. Written in second-person, pieces range in length from 1,500-2,000 words and deal with a wide array of educational issues – some topical, some serious, some light. Feature stories, are required to be at least 2,000 words and would comprise the major part of the magazine. These, too, address a variety of issues appealing to private lending professionals.

Private Lender follows a modified AP style. Submissions and assigned stories may be e-mailed to PrivateLender@aaplonline.com in Word format. Photos and/or charts need to be sent as separate attachments to be considered for publication.

Photographs & Illustrations

We do not buy photos from writers. Photos and illustrations are assigned to professionals as needed and are chosen by the Editor-in-Chief and/or Director of Marketing. If you are submitting an article please include a high resolution headshot (as a separate file) along with a short bio to be included. For those who are highlighted in the Lender Limelight, we will work with a photographer for you.


The editors are always looking for fresh story ideas. However, the caliber of the magazine and limited times of its publication dictate that the writing meet very high standards. The editors value articles strong in quality, journalistic technique, and substance. Reprints are rarely used. It is imperative that those interested in writing for Private Lender actually read the publication. You may view samples online at www.aaplonline.com/PrivateLender.

Learn More

View the editorial calendar below for deadlines to reserve advertising space and submit materials.

You can get in touch with the staff by emailing us at PrivateLender@aaplonline.com

Private Lender 2019 Editorial Calendar

Jan/Feb 11/28/2018 12/12/2018 1/23/2019
March/April 1/30/2019 2/6/2019 3/20/2019
May/June 3/27/2019 4/10/2019 5/15/2019
July/Aug 5/29/2019 6/5/2019 7/10/2019
Sept/Oct 7/31/2019 8/7/2019 9/18/2019
Nov/Dec 9/25/2019 10/9/2019 11/13/2019

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