Stories We Will Accept
The Chorus Connection blog is a collection of chorus management best practices, inspiration, and humor for administrative, artistic, and executive leaders of community and children’s choruses. We recommend pitching stories that are relevant to this audience.
Sample stories might include:
Fundraising tips and strategies
Recruitment and retention ideas
Chorus technology recommendations
Operational and administrative suggestions
Board and volunteer management tips
Artistic development ideas for directors and singers
Or something else your chorus has done that can successfully be applied to other choruses
To get accepted, focus on a challenge your chorus had, a solution you implemented, and the impact it had on your chorus.
Stories We Will NOT Accept
Chorus Connection will not accept any posts of the following nature:
Direct self-promotional posts. Please note: articles that promote upcoming performances will likely not be accepted unless there is a clear educational purpose other than self-promotion.
Controversial or opinion-based articles. Please refrain from submitting controversial or opinion-based articles - we are looking for fact-based, tried-and-true chorus management best practices.
Posts that focus on the negative. Please share your success stories with us and challenges you’ve overcome. Try not to send an article idea that poses a concern, issue, or challenge without addressing possible solutions.
The Pitch & Approval Process
All stories must be pitched and approved by Chorus Connection. Before writing, please review this process and pitch your story using the form below.
1. Make Your Pitch
Use the form below to pitch your story. Be as specific but brief as possible! Please only submit one story per person. After your article has been fully processed, we will invite you to submit additional stories.
2. Wait for Approval
Within approximately two weeks, a Chorus Connection team member will email you with either an approval or rejection. If rejected, you will receive a notice via email with the reason for rejection. Standard reasons for rejection include: not relevant to audience, volume of articles in the queue, poor timing for topic, or topic does not fit within the company’s mission.
3. Write Your Post
Upon written notification of approval, you will be free to write your post. If approved, we will send you an email with tips to be successful! Articles must be sent within three months of approval. Articles not submitted in this timeframe are subject to the approval process again.
4. Submit Your Post and Pictures
When your post is ready, submit your post using this form. We’ll also ask that you include your author bio, a professional headshot, and up to ten high-resolution photos of your chorus/company. Once an article is submitted to Chorus Connection, we reserve rights to edit, publish, or not publish.
5. Await Questions/Revisions
As mentioned above, we reserve the right to edit the article as needed. Substantial edits, such as reworking the outline of the piece or changing the underlying intent of the piece, will be sent back to you for final approval. Simple edits, such as grammatical edits, sentence restructure, or content reorders, will not go back to you for final approval.
In rare cases, upon receiving an article, we may choose not to publish it. However, we realize your time is valuable and we will work with you to the best of our ability to make the final product suitable for publishing. We will personally notify you if the piece will not be published.
6. Share the Live Post
Once the post is published, we will send you a live link to the article so you can share with your friends and the chorus!