About Writing for Private Lender
Becoming a contributor
We are always looking for people with unique experiences and perspectives to write on topics of interest to private lenders. This means that most of our contributors are not professional writers: they are people working in private lending or support industries who wish to help educate and inform the Private Lender readership. Although some level of writing ability is necessary, we prioritize meaningful content.
When you sign up to become a contributor, we will reach out ahead of each Private Lender Magazine issue to ask if you’d like to write. Signing up to become a contributor is not a guarantee that your article idea will be accepted. Each article idea and finished article submission is considered on its own merits.
We accept submissions on any topic related to private real estate lending for online publication. We do our best to read all article idea submissions promptly and will contact you within five business days if we are interested in your article. If you don’t hear from us, please feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective authors are required to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest, including but not limited to any financial interest in any product, firm, or commercial venture relevant to their submission. Failure to do so will result in prominently placed corrections.
When submitting an idea, please keep in mind the following dates:
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Generally, we look for topics in the following broad categories. If it doesn’t quite fit, no worries – we’d still love to hear about your idea!
- Business Strategy
- Case Studies – download form here
- Corporate Responsibility
- Human Resources
- IRA Approach
- Last Call
- Legislation & Advocacy
- Lender Limelight
- Loan Servicing
- Managing & Leadership
- Market Trends & Economy
- Professional Development
Finished Article Requirements
- Original works submitted exclusively to AAPL.
- Between 1200-2000 words.
- Written in Second Person Point of View.
- Submitted as a Word document (exception: Case Studie Forms may be submitted as PDF)
- Completed; we will not edit incomplete articles, and submissions that require rigorous editing may not be used.
- Educational/informative in nature; they may NOT be direct sales pieces or include overly promotional language.
Photographs & illustrations
We do not buy photos from writers. We assign photos and illustrations to professionals as needed.