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Interested in Contributing to the Site?

 

The process couldn't be easier, here's what you need to do....

 

Step 1:

Simply email your article to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Step 2:

We will review your article. If accepted your article will be published within ten days. An account will be created to show that you are a registered contributor on the site. Please sign up using your FB or Twitter details.

A Few Simple Guidelines:

• Please write around 500 - 800 words.

Please include 3 - 4 photographs to give context to your piece. ( One will be used for the lead) You must own the copyright for your images.

• Original Work Only – Due to copyright issues all work submitted to the site needs to be original.

• By submitting content to the site you agree that you were the creator of it, and you give rights to the content to run on the site.

• You are welcome to include any links within the article and at the end of the finished piece. For example this could be a link for your latest novel, website, business, etc.

.When your article is published, it will be a FEATURED ARTICLE and will remain on the Home Page for approximately ONE WEEK. It will then be placed into its own category. i.e. for an author promoting a book, this will be under LIFESTYLES/Authors Publications.

Author Profile:

By submitting an article to OAPSchat, you will become a  contributor. Please can you send me a profile pic and a short bio about yourself to help promote your work. I will then create an author profile for you which will appear at the end of the article.

If you have any questions about the process please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you ASAP.

Fees

From March 1st 2016, any articles submitted for publication that contain advertising links, will incur a small charge for the article to be published. Company charges will be £30 for the first article, reducing to £25 for subsequent articles. Individuals charges will be £15 for the first article, reducing to £10 for subsequent articles. Your articles will be on the website for ever and any that are already published on the website will not be charged. Articles that do not contain advertising links will remain FREE, as will any charity ones. The fees are necessary to ensure continuation of the website. Payment can be made by PayPal, BACS, or cheque. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for payment details.Thank you for your co-operation and understanding. 

I hope that many more members will join the ever-growing list of wonderful contributors!

NB I have a SSL certificate on the site to ensure safety.( SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organisation's details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol (over port 443) and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.)

Meet The Author...
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Who Am I?

Hi, my name is Janice and I am the founder of www.OAPSchat.co.uk.This stands for Optimistic and ProActive Seniors Chat. OAPSchat was born in April 2013 as a Facebook page. To date there are over 1362 FB likes. It was in November 2013 that I decided I had enough material and confidence to launch the website.

Since that day, I have been writing articles on all kinds of topics. ranging from hobbies, holidays, food and drink, memories, families, finance and much much more. I now have over one hundred and twenty two wonderful contributors to date and articles on all different subjects are posted on a daily basis. Over 1040 articles can be read now! Members can comment via disqus, FB and Twitter.

Raffles are held monthly, sometimes more often. A newsletter goes out once a month with my plans for the coming weeks. I am an Independent Happy List Winner 2014 for founding the website.

Loneliness is a big scourge on our society worldwide and the website helps combat this awful isolation by coming together and sharing our thoughts and ideas. OAPSchat is well and truly born now and I hope it will continue to thrive. With your support, I'm confident it will!

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