o you have a content idea that fits The Beat Asia's readership? We'd love to hear from you! The Beat Asia provides space for contributors to share their opinion think pieces, reviews, travelogues, explainers, how-to-guides, and other formats that pass our editorial standards.
Here's how to pitch your idea.
1Review our guidelines
Audience: The Beat Asia is an all-in-one lifestyle website that captures the intricacies of the Asian culture. Our target audience includes expats in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, and Manila; tourists looking for travel hacks; entrepreneurs; and tech-savvy locals who want to know the latest lifestyle trends in their respective cities.
Word count: For SEO purposes, we recommend our articles to be anywhere between 500 words and 1,500 words. Our website relies heavily on our always-on-the-go, online readers so please consider brevity and the overall readability of your article.
Images/Videos: If you are guest posting for our highly visual sections such as Delish, Nomads, Ohana, Fashionista, and The List, we encourage you to provide high-resolution landscape images along with your article. As the author, you are responsible for obtaining permission to use the assets from outside sources.
Edits: All submitted articles are subject to our copy-editing process, primarily to comply with our in-house style guide. The Beat’s editorial team reserves the right to reject articles that do not align with our brand’s vision and content strategy.
Topics: Our website covers a wide variety of topics that capture the intricacies of living in Asia, particularly Hong Kong and Singapore. Our coverage matrix includes hole-in-the wall resto recommendations, under-the-radar attractions, tech trends, entrepreneurship best practices, parenting tips, and a lot more.
Attribution: All approved guest articles will be published on The Beat Asia for free and attributed to the respective authors through a byline.
While our website is flexible and welcomes fresh ideas, we recommend our guest authors to follow the content types below, provided that they stay relevant to the cities that we cover:
- Restaurant/product reviews/experiential articles
- Opinion think pieces
- Expertise articles/explainers
- How-to guides
- People profiles
What we don’t accept:
- Poorly written articles
- Plagiarized content (yes, we check them)
- Spammy content
- Press releases
- Topics that are irrelevant to our target audience
- Topics that have already been written on our website
2Submit your pitch via the contact form containing the following details
- Tentative title of your piece
- Three to four sentences explaining what the piece is about
- Your potential sources (and how you intend to reach them)
- A short background of yourself
- Link to your sample articles or portfolio
3Wait for our editors to reach out to you
We will get back to you via email once your pitch has been shortlisted. Since we receive numerous pitches, please expect five to seven business days to receive a response.