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Guidelines for Guest Contributors to IPA and the IPA Blog

In keeping with our mission to educate and empower the profession, INSIDE Public Accounting welcomes submissions from guest contributors. The IPA blog and newsletter are great platforms for showcasing your thought leadership and learning from others.

Please read the following guidelines, and if you have any questions, email us at

Audience: Our audience includes partners, firm administrators, CFOs and up-and-coming leaders from public accounting firms, AICPA and state society leaders, vendors, consultants and accounting association executives.

Preferred Topics: Staffing, technology, changing client needs, mergers/acquisitions, management issues, succession, benchmarking, trends or best practices. We do not accept press releases or sales pitches from guest contributors.

Word Count: Blogs should ideally be anywhere between 300 and 800 words. Newsletter articles can be up to 1,200 words.

Style: We prefer exclusive and unique content. Please write in a concise, easy-to-understand, accessible style. Blog posts or articles that are most likely to be accepted convey clear, practical advice and fresh, convincing viewpoints, helping accounting firm leaders better serve their clients or manage their firms.

Format and editing: All submissions will be edited for correct grammar and formatted per IPA’s stylebook, which is based on AP Style, before publication. We may also edit for length or break up long blocks of text to increase readability.

Images: We welcome image submissions with your blog or newsletter article, as long as you have the rights to the image and provide a brief caption and photo credit.

Submission Guidelines: Submit a Word document (with embedded links if desired) to Links need to be relevant to the content and should not be used to directly or indirectly publicize any person, website, product or service. Such links will be removed from the article. Average review time is one week. You will be notified by email whether your submission was accepted.

Payment: IPA is unable to pay for contributed blogs or newsletter articles.

Disclaimer: IPA reserves the right to edit headlines, body copy and bios. IPA retains the right to republish blogs in any of our other publications. Also, IPA reserves the right to decline to publish a submitted blog or newsletter article for any reason, including duplication of recent topics, pieces that are self-promotional, or if the topic doesn’t fit our needs.