The Morning Tea Submission Guidelines

The Morning Team contributors are a network of women who are strong, intelligent and driven!  Their mission is to uplift, support, and encourage this community. They are Believers! With their combined wisdom, they give a perspective on life from all ages and from all walks of life.

If you would like to submit your story or inspiration for the daily Tea newsletter and this blog, please read this entire page and submit your material to Ella D. Curry, the editor. Please follow all instructions listed below. Do not query her to ask if the article is something we can use.

Our terms of service are listed below, please read them in full before joining our team. The first section of this page is an overview and shorten version of the submissions policy.  Further down are all the bells and whistles, so that writers have a clear understanding of who we are and what we expect from our bloggers, writers and visitors.

Submission Guideline Overview:

This is the short introduction. The longer, more comprehensive details for material submission are listed below this entry.

1. You do not need to query us.  We will not answer query letters.  Follow the guidelines below for submissions.  Complete articles are preferred over story pitches. We do not pay writers but we offer writers  the opportunity to showcase their talent on this blog and the monthly newsletter that is emailed out to more than 40,000 readers around the globe. (March, 2020)

2. Articles and short stories should follow the guidelines listed below and be in a format suitable for Internet readers. Writers must own the property rights for material submitted to The Morning Tea. We do not reprint articles, essays or poems that are not exclusively own by the writer.

Word Count for Submitting Material to be published:

Blog Posts           400- 600 words  or less
Article Posts        500- 1000 words  or less
Book Excerpts     700- 1500 words  or less
Short Stories       1000-2500 words or less

3. In order to submit your material, provide a professionally written cover letter introducing yourself and your material via email. Send to:  The cover letter should include previous writing experience and your introduction.

4. All submissions must be submitted in MS Word only, un-formatted.  Include full  website link addresses.  Provide credit and sources on non-fiction articles.  If you are submitting images, please make sure you have the right to publish, share and reprint the images. EDC Creations and it's partners are not responsible for any un-authorized copyright problems. The writer of the blog post, story, digital content retains that right.

Submit the material in ONE email.  Include ALL of the information in ONE document including the bio.  Email it to: Do not send multiple attachments or emails.

5. Keep the titles simple!  Run spelling and grammar checks on your work. Edit your submission properly.

6. Add your byline and contact information to the end of all submissions.  Biography should be 100 words or less and written in 3rd person. Include links to all of your social media profiles.

7. If your work is accepted and published, the authors or writers will have the benefit of adding a professional writing position to their resume as compensation. Your work will be broadcast to an international audience weekly via RSS feeds, email newsletters and through promotion by EDC Creations Media Group. We do not have the funds to pay our writers, this is a community based platform.

Do Not Submit Follow-up Emails
Please do not follow-up submission with inquiries about if or when it will be posted. Reviewing takes approximately six - twelve weeks. We cannot respond to phone inquiries.  We will not answer inquiries into how soon your article will be posted. Follow this blog to stay up-to-date on the articles posted. We have a small team and we do not have the ability to email all of the writers that submit for the blog and newsletter.

All work (except poetry) is subject to editing for space, grammar, and format considerations. If edits do not affect content, we will NOT notify the author in advance. Due to normal production factors, we cannot guarantee publication of any article, even if scheduled for inclusion. We make every effort to notify writers of the status of article(s) in our inventory that have been published.

We reserve the right to reject previously accepted work at any time and for any reason.

The Morning Tea Full Submission Guidelines

We welcome your interest and provide the following submission guidelines:

We value quality over quantity -- unless specified otherwise, we generally do not publish pieces over 1,500 words, unless it is a short story.  Articles and blog posts  should range 400 to 600 words (approx) and be in a format suitable for Internet readers. Paragraphs are usually shorter on the Internet than those in a print article and must not contain more than one -three ideas. Simply submitting the same article as written for print is not effective.

All articles in the proper format will always be given precedence over those that will need re-editing.  Email all submissions to this address email address only:   Submit with this subject line only:  Submission Request for The Morning Tea.

  We are receptive to high-quality literature of all sorts, including traditional and experimental works; no pornography; no profanity.  Genre fiction must be acceptable for a general audience.  Clean fiction only! No erotica.

There is no need to query prior to submitting fiction.  Email your articles to the editor for review. You will be notified via email one time, if material will be used.

  Our main objective is to be truly helpful, to provide information that empowers our readers to make changes, and supports them in being their own experts. We like articles that have a strong point of view and come from the heart, that are challenging or evocative.  We also take pride in publishing well-researched, extensively documented articles. When submitting non-fiction, please use only the most updated research, from primary sources.  If you use outside sources, there must be foot-notes giving credit to the original source included.

The Morning Tea is not responsible for checking the facts. All rights are maintained by the author who submits the story or article. Tell the truth at all times. Check out dates, names and facts BEFORE submitting to EDC Creations. The Morning Tea has no obligation to verify the accuracy of any personal  information or submitted  material that is posted to our sites or blogs by guest writers.

Upon Acceptance
You agree and warrant that any comments, material, excerpts, reference guides, mentions you submit to this blog will be true and accurate, will not defame any person or invade any person's privacy, and will not infringe the proprietary rights of any person.  You are not allowed to post or distribute any material you do not own or which you do not have permission to use.

You are also prohibited from engaging in any conduct that interferes with the technological operation of the sites or that tampers with any copyright protection mechanisms applicable to content on any sites. Ignoring this policy may result in copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights violations.

Ella D. Curry and The Morning Tea cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the site in regards to your articles submitted.

Legal Disclaimer
The views, opinions and positions expressed by the authors and those providing articles for Black Pearls Magazine are theirs alone, and do not reflect the views, opinions or positions of Ella D. Curry, EDC Creations Media Group, Crown Holders Transmedia Group, Black Pearls Magazine or any employee thereof.

The author, writer, blogger or book publishers are solely responsible for fact checking and presenting true statements. All copyrights remain with the owners.

We make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of any information presented by individual authors and/or guest writers for this online our company and will not be liable for any accusations, errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any defamation, losses, injuries or slander/libel damages arising from the promotion of this book and the author.

If issues should arise, please contact the author/writer/poet/blogger or the publishing firms directly. All website links for contact are generally posted with the article in the byline.