So, you decided you are interested in considering FFMP as a home for your (currently) homeless guest post. Wise choice – we’re glad you’re here. Here at FFMP we do enjoy collaborating with all sorts of people who share our passion for fast food.
If you have a knack for exceptional writing and are looking for a place with an audience of millions who want to bask in the glow of your writing prowess, look no further. It’s basically an everyday open mic around these parts.
We do have to warn you though – we have a few pointers to keep in mind before you get to the actual writing. Don’t worry, it’s nothing too major. Just some good old guest post guidelines – if you have written guest posts before, you know what’s coming up.
The rest of this page will mostly answer any questions you might have about the content we are looking for, as well as how the submission process works.
Please note: while we value your guest post pitches greatly, unfortunately, we can not guarantee a response to your submission due to the volume of requests we receive. But rest assured, if we want it, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
The Bare Minimum that You Have to Meet
When the guest posts come pouring in, we take the time to evaluate them from an originality and authenticity standpoint. It simply won’t do if you decided to take the easy way out or you’re scraping cool content from the internet.
Now that we got that out of the way what can you write about?
We are interested in publishing any topic that our readers care about and this includes best listicles, menus, general articles about fast food, and even recipes!
We also look for a few things in the things we publish. And these things are:
- High-quality writing with original concepts, and written by the person submitting it (IE: no business submissions)
- Content that reflects the writing style and tone of FFMP – we like to think of ourselves as a pretty fun bunch, so that shouldn’t be a problem
- Minimum of 1,000 words
- Written in US English
- An author bio included with the submission – we want to know who you are
- The content will be owned by FFMP (which means you won’t be able to republish it anywhere else) and our team retains the right to edit it however we see fit
Keep in mind that we don’t guarantee the inclusion of all outbound links that come with the content you send us. We may remove some or swap for others – this is all up to our discretion.
Different Content Types We Accept
As mentioned above, there are several content formats that work for us. Here’s a small introduction to each one:
Menus are the essence of FFMP – they are even included in our name! Unfortunately, we don’t have the physical manpower to accurately cover the menus of fast food joints in all 50 states so… Here’s where you come in. If you submit a menu, we don’t require too much, just plain hard data – products and prices mostly.
The submission of menus follows a slightly different process than the rest of the content we accept – you can only submit a menu here.
For our lists we tend to make (and look for) the best of the best roundups of different kinds of fast food. Think “top ten most awesome chicken sandwiches” kind of thing. Here it’s advisable that you really know your fast food before starting to write a listicle, as we require utmost devotion about the matter at hand.
You can see some examples of best listicles here:
- Best Fast Food Sides
- Best Chain Restaurant Steak Dinner in the US
- 11 Best Copycat Salad Dressings from Your Favorite Restaurants
Do you have an awesome recipe up your sleeve that can be mistaken with a BigMac? Or you know how to make the best curly fries? One of our missions is to welcome fast food into our homes and encourage people to try and prepare it themselves. We like our recipes to be practical and easy to make, though we are open to more complicated works of art – as long as they are just as delicious.
You can see some examples of recipes here:
General articles about fast food
We welcome any creative and well-researched general articles about fast food as well. This can be related to nutrition, an amazing wacky burger that just got released somewhere or an impressive example from overseas. This is one of our more creative categories, so it really doesn’t have much guidelines to follow – other than you giving us your best shot.
You can see some examples of such articles here:
Some Big No-Nos
Here are some definite things that just won’t do for us:
- Anything that we’ve already covered before. Please do yourself a favour and run a search through our site to check if your idea is original to us.
- Anything that is overly-offensive or offers inaccurate data.
- Anything that is overly promotional for your company or business, and has little to no relevance to our field of work.
- We don’t accept payments or offer payments for guest posts.
How to Submit FFMP Guest Post
Once you are done with the prep work and have scribbled down your pitch, you can submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the use contact us page. Here are some pointers on what your email to us should look like:
- Subject line should be: “Guest Post: [Working Title of Post]”
- Your completed post or pitch in a Google Doc with editing permissions turned on for “anyone with the link”
- If you included images, make sure they’re compressed, provided with proper credit, and added into the Google Doc
- The email should also include a short author bio and headshot
And voila – you’re done. If your pitch is a close fit with our standards and aligns with our content, we will keep in touch to let you know when we make it live. That process may take up to 10 working days, so please be patient with us.