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GUEST WRITERS

Here at NAUTICAL LOG we are sometimes approached to publish posts by guest writers.  To date we have not done so, however we are open to offers.

Basically we are a maritime blog and therefore prefer articles about maritime affairs that follow our publishing rules as stated in the header.  We are also open to non-maritime posts which again follow our publishing rules.

Interested writers should send an e-mail stating the subject matter before sending a post ready for publishing.  If accepted the full post will be vetted before NAUTICAL LOG will publish it in the Blog.  NAUTICAL LOG will not charge fees or make payments to guest writers.

Finally we much prefer to receive comments on our Posts content and suggested subjects for future Posts.

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