Share Your Story: Guest Blog for Main Street America

MSALOGO-%C2%AB_RGB.jpgJune 10, 2019 | Share Your Story: Guest Blog for Main Street America |

Do you have a story to tell about the transformation of your Main Street district or have tools and strategies to share with Main Street leaders on how to lead a more effective revitalization effort?
We want to hear from you! Main Street America has a daily blog that we use as a platform to share stories from around the network, provide unique perspectives on industry trends and thought leadership, and offer resources to help commercial district practitioners build stronger communities. Carefully read the general guidelines for guest blogging below and craft your proposal today!

General Guidelines:

Know your audience!
Our primary audience includes managers and volunteers of nonprofit organizations engaged in preservation-based commercial district revitalization, as well as chambers of commerce, city and state agencies engaged in community and economic development, and historic preservation groups.

Keep our mission in mind. Whether you share a story from your community or provide instructional content, a clear connection needs to be made to Main Street America’s mission of helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts and our commitment to place and building stronger communities.

Quality over length. We prefer blog posts to be between 700 – 1,200 words. However, we will consider alternate lengths if you are able to deliver an impactful and engaging message.

Fresh content only. The article must be original and have not been published elsewhere. We prioritize featuring stories that provide a fresh angle and clear takeaways on how readers might apply your story or information to their own work.

Words are only part of the story. The article should include up to five images with captions and one other supporting image or graphic including maps, charts, and tables. Authors should also consider suggesting callouts that provide further information that might be overlooked in the main part of the story such as action steps or brief case studies.

Support your article. The article should contain web links to online resources, including websites, supplementary articles, photo galleries, etc.

Avoid self-promotion. This is what the author bio section is for!

Get permission and give credit. If copyrighted material is used in the article, the author is responsible for obtaining permission to use and providing the credit information.

Check out the full set of requirements and deliverables here.

Ready to pitch your idea?

Please complete this form to pitch us your idea for a guest blog post. We review submissions regularly and will notify you within seven (7) business days on whether your proposal is accepted.

Questions? Please contact

While we prioritize proposals submitted by Main Street America members, membership does not guarantee acceptance of content proposal. The National Main Street Center editorial team has the right to accept or refuse content at its discretion.