Attention writers, up and coming authors, aspiring journalists, freelancers and copywriters. We need your articles!
BrazilianGringo.com is looking to publish unique and quality content that comes from our community. We’ll even pay you for your submission! Now you can turn your passion for Brazil into an additional income stream.
Follow these guidelines and you’ll soon be a published writer on BrazilianGringo.com.
What Kind of Articles We’re Looking For
We’re looking for high quality articles around topics that a Brazilian Gringo audience would resonate with. If you feel like your article idea would be a good fit, then feel free to make a submission.
Teaching English in Brazil – Do you have experiences that would help our audience find work in areas that we haven’t covered? Do you have tips that would help teachers create better results in the classroom? Have you figured out a solution to a problem that every teacher should know about?
Learning Portuguese – Do you have a fun or interesting story of how you got fluent in Portuguese? Do you want to share something inspiring that happened as a result of you learning Portuguese?
Brazilian Bureaucracy – We’re in need of content that addresses very specific bureaucratic issues that expats face in Brazil. We love to publish articles that are how-to guides for specific bureaucratic processes. If you’ve recently gotten married, gotten a visa renewal, gotten an investor visa, got a driver’s license, gotten Brazilian health insurance, or done anything else of an official capacity that required you to follow a sometimes unclear or confusing process, we’d love to share your experience so that things are more clear for people.
Living in Brazil – Brazilian Gringo isn’t so much a travel blog as it is an informational portal for people who live in Brazil. We like to publish city guides that share tips on living in a specific city. In depth guides are great. We’d also accept articles that hone in on one specific element of life in Brazil that people should know about. It’s a huge country, there’s a lot you could write about here. Experiences you would recommend for others.
Doing Business in Brazil – Brazil is a challenging place to do business. If you’ve started a business and want to share your story in an entertaining or educational way, you’re welcome to do so. We’d also like to receive submissions that address how to solve specific business problems that others are likely to face.
Brazilian Culture – Brazil has a wide depth of culture and traditions that are largely unknown to the outside world. From its religions, to its food, to its unique peoples, languages and history, there’s so much to share.
Article Writing Guidelines
Here are some tips on how to submit an article that we are likely to accept:
- Article should be between 600-1200 words.
- Pick a clearly-defined topic. Narrowly focused articles are easier to write and are better received by the audience
- Structure your article well. If you’re unsure on what structure to use, default to what my high school English teacher taught: 1) Opening paragraph that has a clear thesis statement that hooks the reader.
2) At least 3 main paragraphs, each introducing a supporting statement, observation, experience, anecdote, lesson, quote, fact or teaching that keeps the reader interested,
3) A concluding paragraph that summarizes everything.
- Stay on point. Only use words that are necessary to convey your message.
- Add personal touches where possible. Pictures are a great way to take the audience deeper into the world that you are sharing.
Submitting Your Article
When you’re ready to submit an article, you can do so by using this form:
You’ll hear back from us via the email you give us within a week. If you don’t get a response within a week, your article was rejected.
If your article needs work before it can be published, you’ll be directed on the next steps you need to take.
Once your article has been accepted for publishing, submit a Paypal invoice to firstname.lastname@example.org. Every Friday I’ll send out payments for articles that were published during that week.
If you do not have Paypal, we can discuss an alternative form of payment.