Article Submission

How to Submit an Article

Thanks for considering Anvil Training & Development for the publication of your original article. We encourage all of our readers, customers, and friends to submit work that is both informative and of real interest to the visitors of Before you send us your piece, please review the following guidelines that detail the specifications we have set prior to publishing your work.

The Basics

Submit articles via email to as an attached Word document. Give your article a title that reflects its content. Don't just call your document "FinalDraft".

Don’t forget to include your first and last name, email address, as well as a short bio paragraph along with the submission.

Any appropriate images, photos, or charts should be separate attachments. If you put them in the Word doc you send, they may not transfer over properly. Please attach pictures of the correct size and indicate where in the article you would like them to be placed.

When you submit an article, don't send a follow-up email. Trust us, we got it. Sometimes it takes up to two months for articles to get published. If we're going to use your article, you will receive an email telling you when it's scheduled. If we aren't going to use your article, we'll send an email notifying you.

All About Content

Write on training, nutrition, motivation, or business, and be roughly 1000-4000 words in length. If you're doing a series of articles, send them all at once.

Your article needs to be well-written and not a rough draft. We have editors, but their job is to get the articles web-ready. Our editors do not solely exist to edit your spelling, syntax, and grammar. If your article looks like a tornado of lower-case text with bad punctuation, spacing, and/or terrible spelling, we probably won't even read it. You have been warned.

Articles cannot be press releases, advertisements, sales letters, promotional copy, or blatant and excessive self-promotion or hype.

All submissions must be original work. If you're going to publish the same article on your personal website/blog, we cannot publish it. If you are submitting an article written by someone other than yourself, please indicate the original author, including his or her name, email address and background information. If you have sourced material, make sure you cite the original authors accordingly.

You may include links to your own website(s), but they must not be under construction. Websites must be active and have content in order for you to link to them from your article.


Pre-existing document formatting is stripped out during preparations for posting on the site so anything used for emphasis or decoration will be lost. If your article contains special characters and/or symbols they may be lost during this process. Please no headers or footers. Keep it simple.

Please put any references at the end of the document. Be sure to include all pertinent information with references such as author name, publication year, volume number, page numbers, publisher, and publisher location.

As previously stated, please do not put pictures in your Word document. See "The Basics" section above for clarification.

And Finally

Submission of an article does not automatically guarantee publication on the site. We reserve the right to accept or reject any article based upon quality, appropriateness, and editorial judgment. We cannot return any articles that have been sent to us for publication consideration.

Although we want to provide authors with the best exposure that we can, we do not pay for content.

We appreciate photos of, or by, you demonstrating the unique exercises or techniques in your article, but realize that we take photographic rights seriously. If you submit a photo for inclusion with your article, that you DO NOT have the rights to, you will be held responsible for any legal costs incurred because of that.

Due to the volume of emails that we receive on a daily basis, we are unable to respond to individual queries regarding the status of your submission. If we have any questions, we will contact you.

By submitting an article, you grant Anvil Training & Development international, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, license(s) to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display your post (in whole or in part) and to incorporate your comments into other works, be they now known or later developed.