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Become a Featured Indie at Pyragraph

Are you an independent creative, small business or organization/nonprofit looking to promote your work?

Pyragraph offers promotional opportunities to select ventures via a combination of editorial coverage and display ads, for free.

We are developing a model of publishing that aligns the promotion/marketing needs of independent creatives, business and nonprofits with Pyragraph’s editorial mission: To share entertaining stories and lessons learned aimed at helping fellow indies thrive.

If you are accepted as a Featured Indie, we will give you 3 months of free advertising in exchange for 3 short blog posts. We will also offer free consulting and editorial guidance to help you refine your message and communication strategy.

Posts must fit within our editorial scope and meet our guidelines:

  • Our format is first-person posts sharing entertaining stories and lessons learned from your pursuit of independent creative careers, microbusiness or community/nonprofit work. Within that format we offer wide creative freedom. Rather than traditional topic-based “objective” articles, we are looking for first-person blog posts (including photo and video content) about your experiences with your work, projects and/or career. Mentioning and promoting your shows, new releases, fundraisers and other projects is encouraged, as long as the focus of the post is on sharing experiences and information helpful to others pursuing similar work. See our Community Blogger Guidelines for more details on our format and editorial scope.

To apply, please fill out the form below. Acceptance is subject to discretion of Editors.

Application: Featured Indie

Thank you for applying to be a Featured Indie in Pyragraph! We are eager to help indie creatives, businesses and nonprofits spread the word about their work. We will favor candidates who demonstrate their own self-promotional chops, or at least a willingness to be an active participant in crafting and spreading your message. The questions below will help us choose candidates we think have the elements to be successful in a collaborative promotional effort. Women, POC and other underrepresented folx are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Please enter the name of the project, business or organization you want to promote. Enter your name if you are promoting yourself as an artist, musician, etc.
  • Please briefly describe the status of your promotional efforts for this project/venture, and your goals/plans for future efforts.
  • If you have a short writing sample, please upload it in PDF format. Three-page limit, please.
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 5 MB.
  • If your project/band/business/organization has a Facebook page, please provide the URL.
  • If your project/band/business/organization has an Instagram account, please provide the @.
  • If you are active on other social media channels promoting your project/band/business/organization, please provide your handles/usernames/URLs (up to 3). We're talking about sites like Bandcamp, Patreon, etc.
  • Do you have anything else to add? Let us know why you think we should choose you to be a Featured Indie.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.