Author FAQ

What does the authors team do?

Probably the most basic question, but asked the most. The TAJ Authors are responsible for creating blog posts for Teen Authors Journal. If you check out our blog, you’ll see that the feed is made up of a variety of different authors from all around the world. By joining our team you will have the opportunity to create blog posts for everyone to read.

How often do i need to post?

Since we are young and have schedules booked with school, sports, and things like that, I do not require that you post on a frequent basis. I write posts once a week, but most of the other authors post whenever they have free time. It depends on your schedule, and it is totally up to you! No pressure 🙂

How do I publish the post to the site?

This is actually easier than it sounds. When you are promoted to author status, you will have a new menu tab called Dashboard. If you click on it you will be directed to a section of the site that is hidden from normal members and guests. From there you can write, edit, and revise a post straight from the site! There is no need to email it to us.

Are there any rules?

Yes…no…well…sort of. Our rules are very loose, making sure that everyone has tons of creative freedom to work with. The list is small, and you can read it here.

What happens if i don’t want to create posts anymore?

No problem! As long as you create one post, you are considered part of the team. If at any point you decide you cannot create blog posts anymore, you can simply stop (but it would be nice to send us a message or email first!). Hopefully the process is enjoyable enough that you stay 🙂

If you go three months as an author without posting your first post, you will be demoted to a member. I repeat: this rule only applies to your first post.

How will this benefit me?

Joining our authors team is beneficial in many ways:

  1. Creating posts improves your own writing skills
  2. You will have a closer connection to the TAJ community
  3. TAJ will act as a professional platform to share your thoughts without having to do too much self-promotion like you would on a personal blog
  4. You receive full credit for your post, meaning those who read them will have the opportunity to learn more about you
  5. Posts on TAJ are not age-sensitive, so even years from now it will still receive reads

Thanks for being curious of our team. We’d love to have you! If you’re skeptical, ask other authors here on TAJ what they think about the experience.

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