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Submission Guidelines

3Encores selectively accepts outside contributions from industry professionals, limited almost exclusively to our Leadership section. Here’s a little bit about how that works.


Articles submitted for consideration should be of interest to readers of 3Encores, have a tone that is appropriate, and be written by a person, not a PR department. We like articles that introduce new ideas and advance conversations around topics and trends that engage our readers–think op-ed rather than content marketing. We appreciate lively, polished writing that balances research or news with fun and memorable anecdotes or examples that help illustrate your point of view.

While we encourage drawing from your own experiences in business to support your ideas, over-the-top self-promotion (of yourself or your farm) will prevent us from publishing your article. The same goes for dense jargon and abstract, blanket assertions.

3Encores prefers submissions from contributors who are leaders in and knowledgeable about the music business on our Leadership section: news in various genres, touring and product reviews are popular with our readers, especially if there’s a salient takeaway for other professionals.

To get an idea of the types of stories please review the website


Submitted articles must be 750-900 words. We cannot offer to pay for contributed stories, but if they’re engaging to read and useful to our audience, we will energetically promote them, just like any other story that runs on our site.

Send via email complete, unpublished articles only, intended strictly for 3Encores’s website to Becca Sharp at submissions at 3encores . com. Please no pitches, abstracts, outlines, press releases, or interview offers. Please no phone calls.

3Encores’s other sections do not regularly review submissions, but if you feel you have a story that’s well-suited for another section, please consult our masthead and send your pitch or completed article to the appropriate editor for consideration.


Submissions are reviewed approximately once a week, and the process is selective. Due to high volumes, we’re often unable to respond to all submissions. If you don’t receive a response within two weeks of submitting, it’s safe to assume that your piece was not selected for publication. Following up will not speed our review or improve the likelihood of a story’s acceptance. We’re unable to give feedback about why a submission may not have been selected for publication.

For stories we do choose to publish:

  • All articles are subject to editing.
  • Headlines and subheads are subject to change.
  • Content may be edited for style, tone, or substance.
  • Links may be added for context.
  • Art will be added at the discretion of 3Encores staff.
  • Articles may or may not be promoted across 3Encores’s family of sites, on our homepage, in our newsletters, and via our social feeds.
  • 3Encores may permit a select number of partner outlets to syndicate contributed articles that we’ve published originally.

3Encores requests that contributed articles remain exclusive to our site for five to seven business days, after which time they may be reprinted in part or full on other sites, with a link back to the original article on 3Encores. To repurpose or use 3Encores’s articles for commercial purposes, please contact us.

Contributed articles run online.

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