Write For Us: Submission Guildelines

Thanks for your interest in writing for ADHD Life!

We believe that although ADD/ADHD is a mental illness, it is a chronic condition that requires a lifestyle outlook. We strive to tear down stigmas and bring positivity, kindness, joy, and support to ADHDers as they adopt the ADHD life that fits them best. Our ultimate goal is to help our community achieve healthy, happy lifestyles.

We are looking for practical and actionable information for ADHDers, parents of ADD/ADHD children, and pieces that will help ADHDers and the people who support them on their journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I write about?

The best way to find out what type of work we publish is to read our site.

That said, we’re just starting out and looking to populate several categories. Here’s a breakdown to get your creative juices flowing:

  • ADHD Awareness & Education
    • Co-Occuring Conditions
      • Anxiety
      • Bipolar Disorder
      • Conduct Disorder (CD)
      • Depression
      • Learning Disorder
      • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Substance Abuse
      • Tourette Syndrome
  • Lifestyle
  • Parenting
    • Discipline
    • Routines
    • School
      • 504 & IEP
      • Parent-Teacher Relationship
      • Sanity Savers
  • Relationships
    • Dating
    • Marriage
  • Treatment
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Mindfulness
    • Prescriptions Medications
    • Supplements & Natural Aids
  • Work/Career
    • Passion Projects

If you have any questions about these categories, or have something to add, please drop us a message.

Should I pitch my idea before writing?

You don’t have to pitch an idea first, but if you prefer to, go for it! You can make a pitch here.

Please note, we cannot guarantee publication.

If you would like to pitch a fully-drafted piece, include a share link to your piece via Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or DropBox.

Please allow up to four weeks for our senior editor to respond.

Do you pay?

At this time, all submissions are unpaid contributions.

How long should my post be?

Aim for a minimum of 500 words, but focus less on word count and more on covering your topic well.

Should I include links in my post?

Yes. Insert links into your copy via anchor text or keywords (no HTML or coding, please). Be sure the links you include are valid and reputable, as well as helpful and relevant to the reader.

Can I include links to my website or my writing published elsewhere?

As long the link is relevant and reputable, yes. Please avoid hard promotions or advertising and clickbaiting practices. Any such practice will cause your submission to be rejected.

Should I write a headline?

That’s up to you. We do reserve the right to tweak a headline for SEO, style, or other in-house purposes. Including a few headline ideas with your submission is always welcome!

Will you edit my piece?

Yes. We edit for content, clarity, and technical writing elements (grammar, punctution, format, etc.). If the edits to your piece are extensive, we’ll run them by you prior to publication and spend a few weeks working with you.

Can I repost my piece elsewhere?

No. If your piece is published on ADHD Life, we retain all rights to that content.

Can I repost my piece on my blog?

No. If your piece is published on ADHD Life, we retain all rights to the content. Additionally, reposting or republishing causes duplicate content, which can hurt your SEO results.

Can I link to my piece on ADHD Blog?

Absolutely! We encourage you to showcase it and direct others to it.

How to Submit Your Writing

We will need a share link to your submission. We accept submissions via Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and DropBox.

Submission Checklist

Before finalizing your submission, please make sure you’ve done the following:

  • Put your name and email at the top of your article.
  • Include a 1-3 sentence bio and a headshot (220px+) at the top of your article.
  • Make sure your submission is editable when you make the share link.