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How to write for Financial Planning

Financial Planning welcomes contributed articles about wealth management trends, regulation and more topics that directly impact financial planners’ business and professional development. We encourage submissions with strong points of view.

Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting.

Financial Planning values fresh, counterintuitive opinions and insights that draw on the real-world experiences of their authors. Financial Planning desires a diverse range of voices, experiences and writing styles. Firsthand, first-person observations and anecdotes are welcomed and encouraged. The best way to understand what we like is to read what we publish!

We do not accept articles whose purpose is to promote a product, service or category of product or service, nor do we publish investment recommendations.

Please be certain to disclose any potential conflicts of interest at the time of submission, including any financial ties between an author and any entity he or she is writing about. Should an undisclosed conflict come to our attention, we will immediately remove the article and reserve the right to publish an editor’s note explaining the circumstances to our audience.

Please send all submissions to voices@arizent.com. While we review all submissions, we are not able to respond personally to every email.

Please keep submissions to 1,000 words or less. They should include a short bio, including the author's job title and a very brief description of his or her company or organization. They should also include the author’s Twitter handle and an engaging, high-resolution author photo. Headlines are written by our staff but feel free to suggest your own. Please also provide online links to source materials and other supporting material when relevant; footnotes and corporate disclosures will not be published.

Individuals who submit articles represent that they are the author. Once we accept an article for publication, its copyright transfers to Financial Planning and Arizent and remains so in perpetuity unless otherwise agreed. Published articles may not be republished in full elsewhere. However, we encourage authors and firms to share links and otherwise promote the work via social media, their own websites or blogs, etc.