Submission Guidelines

Ghost Writers.

Interested in contributing as a ghost writer? We accept submissions only through email. You may send us articles for the following categories: Cannabis 101, Recipes, Pop Culture, Health, Product Reviews, and Grow Guides. Feel free to pitch a new idea or categories to us if you do not see where you’re submission would fit. We accept the following file forms: .doc, .docx, .txt. (All photo file types accepted as well.)

Formatting Your Manuscript: All manuscripts should be in 12-point type, with at least one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. All sources must be credited within the paragraph. There is no rule on word count, an article shouldn’t have arbitrary filler words, and also shouldn’t lack information. The author’s name and email address should be typed at the top of the first page. For best chance of acceptance, please send us your finalized work, we do not provide editing services or feedback.

Timing: Submissions may be sent to us at any time, year-round. Please limit submissions to no more than 6 articles at a time per period of review.

Simultaneous Submissions: We accept multiple submissions. Although we appreciate giving us an exclusive look at your work, we encourage you to seek the best outlet for publication and understand that could be a pool of multiple magazines. We ask that you let us know your piece has been accepted elsewhere during the time we are reviewing it.

Response Time: Our response time varies from two to four weeks, if not sooner.

Payment to Authors: Fourth20 is proud to support our authors’ work. Our current rates for work are as follows:

  • $10 for News (legal, business) and Cultural articles.
  • $10 for recipes (w/ pics, $5 w/out).
  • $15 for Health articles.
  • $5 for Strain and Paraphernalia Reviews.
  • $10 Grow Equipment reviews.
  • $30 for in Grow Guides & Ask an Expert interviews.

We are actually looking for columnists, meaning we’re looking for one writer to do 6 articles for a single category. Pay is better with this option. Contact if interested.


Payments to writers will be made by PayPal. Upon acceptance of work, you should receive payment withing 24 hours.

We accept multiple submissions at once.

We highly value pieces that provide their own original photos.

Authorship will be credited to Editorial Staff. Fourth20 has exclusive publication rights.

By submitting work for review to Fourth20 you are agreeing to the aforementioned terms.

Guest Writers.

Have your own site? Want to write a guest post here with a shameless plug? Its fine. You can do it. But all the rules for ghost writers also apply to guest submissions. With the exception of the following:

  • These are not payed posts.
  • Authorship will be credited to Guest Writer. Fourth20 has first publication rights, all other rights retained by guest writer.
  • You will need to create an account with our site to post. From there you can set up a small profile page, and we’ll work together on putting your author box content together.

Thank you for following the guidelines, we look forward to hearing from you!

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