Contributors Guidelines

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Welcome to Fast2eat! If you’re looking for easy-to-prepare, nutritious, delicious, and Fast-2-eat recipes, then you’re in the right place.

Check out how to become a contributor.

Posts Must Be 100% Original to Fast2eat

Recipes and articles accepted for publication must be exclusive to Fast2eat and 100% original. This means:

No plagiarism! Share your own experiences. If you use someone else’s words/thoughts, they must be attributed appropriately.

No self-plagiarism: You can’t “borrow” sentences from your own prior published content or company blog posts (or other written materials).

Republishing Content Guidelines

To avoid duplicate content issues with Google, we permit content to be republished 14 days after publishing on Fast2eat. You MUST use a canonical link.

What to Write About

The most successful articles tend to be:

  • Recipes (fast and easy to make)
  • How-to articles/guides.
  • Explainer posts (e.g., what is…/why x matters).
  • A solution to a problem.
  • Lists (e.g., examples, tips, tools, tactics).

Always provide actionable tips and practical advice.

What NOT to Write About

We do not publish content about gambling, weapons and firearms, pornography, or other industries/topics that may violate Google’s content policy.

Try to find examples that are relatable to food, baking, and cooking

Posts must be Pitch Free

You’re writing to share your expertise, information, insights, and ideas with our audience. You aren’t writing to sell a product or recommend a particular product or service.


You must disclose if you have a relationship with a company or someone mentioned in your post.

Experiences involving a client or business partner should be approved in advance and must contain a disclosure of the relationship in the article. Please note that client, company, and colleague mentions will be removed if it does not serve the purpose of adding value for our readers.

Post Length – How long should your post be?

Our minimum post length for Contributing Experts is 1,000 words.

The ideal posts are between 1,500 and 2,000 words.

If you want to write an in-depth post that is 3,000 words, 4,000 words, or even longer, please ask for approval first!

Note: Longer posts tend to get more page views, time on the page, and social love. However, they also burn you out a lot quicker. Remember, you could probably turn that post into 3 or 4 more targeted posts instead!

The best posts are clear, concise, and only as long as they need. After all, our readers are busy. Tell them what they need to know.


Try to be concise.

Always try to keep your paragraphs short.

One sentence is fine.

Two sentences are typically OK. But no more than three sentences. Please.

Short paragraphs are easier to understand and digest (particularly on mobile), help drive your point across, and encourage reading in this age of information overload and short attention spans.


Your headline should be interesting enough to entice people to click on it. It should be optimized for search and social media and have a maximum character count of 70 characters.

Two alternate Headlines

Alternate headlines must be less than 70 characters.


You can suggest your URLs (Permalink). Use this to highlight important keywords.


  • PNG or JPG only: Please.
  • Captions are optional.
  • Always add Alternative Text. This can be the post title or a succinct description of the photo that fits the post’s topic.
  • Optimize your image file names.

Your own images

You can use relevant, unbranded images in the articles you created (or your company created on your behalf – as long as any created images do not contain copyrighted material), such as photographs you took.

Please avoid Shutterstock images that are marked “Editorial.”

No stock photos from “free” stock photo websites: This includes websites such as Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash, et al. You will be asked to replace or suggest replacements for any stock photos that come from any sources.

No transferring licenses

We do not accept stock images licensed by another person or organization via other paid stock photo providers (e.g., Adobe Stock, Getty Images).

Branded images

Promotional images are not acceptable – images cannot include your company/agency logo or branding.

Disclose any business relationships

Suppose there is an association between the contributor and the copyright owner for a branded image (e.g., contractor, brand ambassador, brand employee). This must be disclosed.

Removing/replacing images

The Fast2eat editorial team reserves the right to replace or remove any images you include without notice before publication. This could be because the image is deemed offensive, irrelevant to the post, has a negative connotation, or may violate these guidelines.

Featured Image Usage, Types & Attribution


Upload a featured image that is 1600 pixels wide and at least 840 pixels tall. The main (final dish) recipe image must be square 1600×1600 pixels.

Please preview your post before submitting it to ensure your featured image is formatted correctly.

No memes and GIFs

While we love them, there is debate on whether they fall under ‘fair usage. We prefer to play it safe. So avoid these grey areas that could potentially cost you and us time and money.

Instagram embeds

Embedding something from Instagram? You need to obtain written consent from the account holder. Otherwise, we can’t include it. (We also cannot accept screenshots of Instagram content to get around this due to potential copyright infringement issues.)

All in-post photos must be centre-aligned unless they are aligned with the text.

No external links are allowed on images.

What you need to worry about for your post:

SEO Title

Make sure this matches your headline.


This is the same as your URL/Permalink.

Meta Description

Optimize for search and give readers a reason to click in 1-2 concise sentences (around 20-27 words).

Focus keyword

What search query do you want to rank for?

WordPress Categories

Pick, at minimum, one WordPress category for your article.

You may pick up more relevant categories if your post covers them.


Please add an excerpt (maximum: 25 words) for every post. It can be similar to your meta description.

This is the description that appears on the Fast2eat website when it publishes. If your excerpt exceeds 25 words, it will end with a “…”.

In-Article Links

Links to third-party authoritative sources tell the reader that you are incorporating third-party perspectives and evidence to support your argument. Otherwise, all you’ve got is a theory without substantiation.

Our editorial team is always on the lookout for links that appear promotional.

The editorial staff will remove any links that appear promotional or superfluous.

We reserve the right to add rel=” nofollow” to any link or remove a link at any time before or after an article is published.

Links to websites in these areas are strictly prohibited: pills/RX, porn, gambling, payday loans, buying, trading, or selling.

Formatting & Grammar Tips

Use H2 headings for your subheadings.

Use H3 headings for sections within your subheadings.

If you need to go another level deeper, it should be bold (not H4).

No spam tags.

No div tags.

Avoid bolding within sentences.

No filler/font formatting that affects content appearance.

Write out single numbers “one..nine.” Ten and up are written as digits. Percentages are written as digits.

For Pete’s sake: one space after punctuation. Please.

Example URLs (e.g. http://example.com) need to be plain text (not hyperlinked).

Editorial Review and Corrections

If we find out authors aren’t writing their own posts, we reserve the right to reject or delete the post and prohibit the author from writing for Fast2eat going forward.

We may add a disclaimer at the end of any article to disclose any relationships (or lack thereof) that either Fast2eat or the author may have with organizations mentioned in the article.

In the instance of corrections to the byline, facts, or updates to published articles, Fast2eat reserves the right to edit any post at any time. Post changes may be noted with a note from the editor about the change and the reasoning for the update or change, if applicable.

Fast2eat wants to create a burgeoning community of home chefs, food enthusiasts and curious gourmets.

We love sharing and learning new recipes, techniques, tips, tricks, and skills to make your time (and ours) in the kitchen even more fun and exciting.

Are you the master of your home kitchen? And, most importantly, do you love to cook?

If the answer is yes, and YES, then Fast2eat would love to feature you!

If cooking and learning are what you’re all about, then you are just the home chef for us!

We’re always looking to collaborate with others as passionate about food and drinks as we are!

We run Fast2eat because we love it so much. Not only that, but we would like to collaborate with people who feel the same way.

Check out how to become a contributor.

Questions? Hit us up here.

Currently, Fast2eat shares new recipes every Friday focusing on fast and easy-to-prepare recipes with thorough, easy-to-read information.

Our readers all have one thing in common: they love food and drink.

Did You Make a Fast2eat Recipe?

I love seeing your take on my recipe!

Comment below with your experience, snap a pic, use #fast2eat and tag us on

Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Youtube.

Thank you so much for reading, commenting, following and sharing.

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  • Save, upload, and track all of your favourite recipes.
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  • Generate shopping lists.

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