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Thanks for your interest in writing for Scotsman Guide, the leading resource for mortgage originators. Becoming a published author in our magazines positions you as a thought leader to tens of thousands of highly motivated mortgage originators. Let everyone know you’re an expert in the industry and:

  • Share your knowledge and expertise with an unmatched audience of mortgage originators
  • Stand out as a thought leader in the mortgage industry
  • Appear in an iconic magazine that has held its top position for more than 25 years
  • Leverage your expertise across the Scotsman Guide ecosystem (print/digital magazine, website, apps, social media, email)

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Publication MonthDeadline
JanuaryNov. 1, 2022
FebruaryDec. 1, 2022
MarchJan. 3, 2023
AprilFeb. 1, 2023
MayMarch 1, 2023
JuneApril 1, 2023
JulyMay 2, 2023
AugustJune 1, 2023
SeptemberJuly 1, 2023
OctoberAug. 1, 2023
NovemberSept. 1, 2023
DecemberOct. 3, 2023
Who is Scotsman Guide’s audience?

Scotsman Guide is read primarily by mortgage brokers and loan originators, so we look for educational articles about issues and trends that face these specific groups. A common reason articles are rejected or sent back for revisions is because they are written for lenders or borrowers, who are not our audience.

Who can write for Scotsman Guide?

Scotsman Guide accepts articles from professionals in all parts of the real estate finance industry, including lenders of all sizes, mortgages brokers and third-party vendors, such as title-insurance and mortgage-technology companies.

Can I submit a previously published article to Scotsman Guide?

No, Scotsman Guide does not accept previously published articles. Articles should contain original content and should be 1,000 to 1,500 words in length.

When should I submit my article?

Any time. Deadlines are generally six to seven weeks in advance of publication (e.g., April 9 for the June edition). Because editorial space fills up quickly, try to submit your piece as early as possible. We’re happy to provide authors with an editorial kit that includes our deadlines. Additionally, we accept articles on any relevant subject for each monthly edition.

What happens after I submit my article?

Scotsman Guide's editorial committee will review the piece for approval. An editor will get back to you with the committee's decision in a week or less. We will place accepted articles on the schedule for the next available issue.

What happens after my article is accepted?

It will be put on the schedule for the next available issue. We will send you an author contract to sign and return prior to the editing process. Our editors will then edit and fact-check the piece. We will contact you with any questions throughout the process. If we need to hold the piece for any reason, including space considerations, you will be notified immediately.

How do you choose the featured illustrations?

Our featured articles are what we consider the best of that month’s submissions. To be considered for an illustration, article submissions should be at least 1,200 words, concise and well-constructed. They also should be timely for the mortgage industry.

Can I republish my article elsewhere after it appears in Scotsman Guide?

You must wait three months after your print-publication date (i.e., Jan. 1 for our January issue) in Scotsman Guide before publishing it again. If your article appears in the January edition of Scotsman Guide, for example, you cannot republish it before April 1. Any third-party republication within 12 months of the print-publication date also is subject to terms specified in your Scotsman Guide author contract.

Can I submit more than one article?

Yes. However, we do not publish more than one article by the same author or company in the same edition. This includes multiple articles for both our residential and commercial magazines. We allow up to two authors per piece, if you wish to have a co-author.

Do you pay for articles?

We do not pay authors for articles, although we do offer exposure to our subscriber base of tens of thousands of mortgage originators, and we accept articles free of charge. We also share articles in our award-winning daily email newsletter, The Originator and through our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. We encourage authors to share their articles from their company and personal social media properties and to link to them on their company websites.

Can I submit a press release?

No, we do not publish press releases or report news from individual companies.

What is your digital magazine?

Our digital magazines are vivid replicas of our monthly commercial and residential print magazines. They are designed for online viewing, specifically on mobile devices.

I saw an article I like. Can I reprint and distribute it?

Reprinting, republishing or redistributing Scotsman Guide articles in any form likely requires consent of the bylined author(s). Author contact information is included in the bio of each article. It is possible, however, to link to articles on scotsmanguide.com and to share using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc., via our digital-magazine sites. If you are the author(s), or are with the company represented in the byline, please refer to the specifications outlined in the contract the author(s) signed with Scotsman Guide prior to publishing.

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