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Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts Editorial Guidelines

Thank you so much for your willingness to submit an article to the Mended Hearts and/or Mended Little Hearts blog. We greatly appreciate contributions from MH/MLH members and anyone wanting to raise awareness, educate and inspire hope for heart disease patients, their families and caregivers.

Below are a few guidelines that we ask that you adhere to when submitting an article for the blog.

Article Guidelines

  • Blog post length should be between 350-800 words.
  • Submit as a Word or Google document. (Please do not submit PDFs.)
  • Blog posts must be original content.
  • Include the author name and a 2-3 sentence bio at the end of the document. You may also include a headshot for your bio as a separate file.

Photo Guidelines

  • Each article should have at least one photo submitted with it (besides the author’s headshot).
  • Photos should be landscape/horizontal with a minimum width of 1000px.
  • Please do not paste the photo inside the Word or Google document.
  • Submit original photos in jpg, png or tiff format.
  • Please send the photo as a separate file. File size should be under 10MB (megabytes).

Type of Blog Posts We Accept

  • Blog posts meant to raise awareness, educate and inspire hope for heart disease patients, family members and caregivers
  • Personal stories about your experience as a heart disease patient, family member and caregiver
  • Personal stories about your experience as a MH/MLH member
  • Profiles on MH/MLH members, volunteers, donors and employees
  • News and/or event profiles related to the MH/MLH cause

Type of Blog Posts We Do Not Accept

  • Any content blatantly promoting a product or service
  • Opinion posts that don’t offer clear value to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers
  • Any content deemed to be hateful, crude or disrespectful
  • Any content that has been published elsewhere

Please submit all article files to blog@mendedhearts.org in one email, indicating the article topic in the subject line. If accepted, articles may take up to 3 months to be published on the blog.