Do you value masculinity, tradition, history, religion, and/or Appalachia? Are you a practitioner of spiritual, physical, and/or intellectual warfare? Would you like to reach a broader audience, build your portfolio, and attract attention to your own writing?
If so, you’re exactly what we need here. Blood & Bourbon is now accepting submissions and pitches for articles.
Basically, Blood & Bourbon aims to be a masculine, thoughtful, and traditionalist publication that delivers practical advice on spiritual warfare, physical warfare, and intellectual warfare. We do this to help cultivate a generation of strong, capable, courageous men who represent and advocate for traditional masculinity and the Permanent Things.
All writing should be tailored to a particular set of demographic and psychographic characteristics.
Demographically, our primary reader is:
Psychographically, our primary reader:
Articles on the site will fall into one of four key categories:
While the nature of this site is inherently political and we publish content that takes an implicit political stance, we do not publish articles that explicitly promote politics, or aggrandize/demonize political groups or politicians. Our compass is tradition and the Christian foundation of Western Civilization. Based on that compass, we aim to defend and promote good ideas, defeat bad ideas, and love the people who carry either. Strict on morals, generous on mercy.
If you would like to write for Blood & Bourbon, you can pitch or submit articles in any of the above four categories.
All pitches and submissions should be submitted through the contact page.
For pitches, feel free to include up to 5 ideas and their intended categories. Also provide links to published samples of your writing, if available.
For submissions, articles should generally be between 500-2000 words (though exceptions can be made for high-quality in-depth articles). The article should be pasted directly into the body of the message. Do not send attachments. We only accept articles that are unpublished elsewhere. Also, include a byline/bio to be used with the article (no more than 20-30 words). Articles formatted in Markdown are preferred, but not required.
Guest writers don’t currently receive monetary compensation (though we certainly aim to change this as soon as it becomes feasible). They are, however, given a byline/bio above and below their article that can include one link. Guest writers are also permitted to link to their own articles within their guest article if those articles are relevant to the subject of their submission. All links are dofollow.