The Cookful Contributor Application
Why contribute a recipe to our site?

The Cookful has more than 200,000 monthly page views and a growing, engaged audience. The exposure and experience of contributing a recipe to our site is therefore wonderful for the growth of your own blog and writing career. Additionally, we pay our contributors commensurate with experience and with the breadth of the assigned work.

We are seeking contributors who:

• Develop simple delicious recipes. We will discuss recipe concept with you when assigning pieces but in general using fewer ingredients is always better. Fewer steps in the instructions is always better as well.
• Take beautiful pictures. If your pictures are regularly accepted to Foodgawker, your photography is probably on par for our site. If you’ve had only 5-10 pictures accepted to Foodgawker, your photography might not be ready and we ask that you take extra care when doing any photos for us.
• Can write a short blog post about their recipe that focuses on the recipe, not on their own life or their own personal/family history. We prefer a casual, relaxed and fun writing style. We want you to use contractions and slang. Have fun with it. The best way to get the idea of what we’re looking for is to read the posts on the site. Here are some to start with

o http://thecookful.com/german-chocolate-caramel-apples/
o http://thecookful.com/fresh-pumpkin-versus-canned-pumpkin/
o http://thecookful.com/recipe-classic-hollandaise-sauce-if-you-want-a-wrist-workout/
o http://thecookful.com/how-to-avoid-smelly-brussels-sprouts/

If you are accepted as a contributor to our site we will require:

• A short bio that contains a funny food confession (see examples at http://thecookful.com/contributors/).
• A high resolution head shot

Once you have been assigned a recipe we will send you more details about what you need to submit and by when. But basically, we’ll want the recipe and the accompanying blog post as well as a single landscape and single portrait image, each one in two specified sizes. Along with your materials you will also submit an invoice with net 60 days from the date your article is due.

If you would like to be considered as a contributor to The Cookful, apply below.

Full Name
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Email Address
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Blog URL if applicable
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Link to Foodgawker Profile if applicable
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Please share 5 links to sample recipes
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Please share 5 links to great food photos you have taken
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Twitter Handle
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Instagram Handle
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