Call for Submissions

Got a bike you’ve built that you’d like to see featured on this site? Maybe a some tech tips or a tutorial you’ve written (or could write) that you’d like to share with folks? Maybe you just have some pics you took at an event/shop tour or motorcycle related news or a cool web page you think other folks would be into… well I’d love to hear from you.  I’m always looking for new stuff to feature on this site, so if you’ve got something you think should be featured here, send it on over. Submitting something is simple - just email me directly at grail21@gmail.com. I’ve included some general framework below to help format submissions - it’s not to rigid or involved, but will help you out when sending something in.

Please note, not all submissions will make the cut and be posted. Also note that if you submission is accepted it might take some time before it makes it to the front page - or it might get posted that day. Depends on what I have in the queue that’s ready to go.

Learn more after the jump

Submission Guidelines

Bike / Build Features
The preference here is obviously towards home built bikes, but shop built bikes are cool too. All types of bikes are welcome, but obviously the content bias is geared more towards choppers, bobbers, custom cruisers, vintage customs or restorations and cafĂ© racers. If you’ve bolted on a few aftermarket parts to your stock Harley, great - but that won’t get it featured here. Likewise, high dollar chrome and billet encrusted customs aren’t really the focus here either. With that said, if you’ve got something that might fall into those categories that you think might make the cut, feel free to submit it, just realize that it’s got to be something that falls inline with what this site is about to make the cut. Once again, the preference is towards the home built, garage engineered, badass motorsickles.

How to submit
1. Send in a minimum of (2) pics - more is preferred. Got a ton of pics? Send them all, we’ll decide which ones to post. Pics should be in jpg format and should be at least 640×400 in size, but bigger is better.
2. Send in a little write up about the bike. It doesn’t have to be long, although if you’ve got enough interesting stuff to say about it, feel free to write as much as you’d like. Some basic info about how the bike came together, some history about, issues encountered during the build, vendors you used - anything like that is good. Once again, you don’t have to write up a book, just some info to go along with it.
3. Send some tech specs. Once again, it doesn’t have to be a whole write up, but just some basic info - year, model, engine type, etc…If you want to write up a full tech sheet, awesome - but you don’t have to as long as you include the basics.
4. Gather that all together and email it to grail21@gmail.com. Make sure to let me know how you would like to be credited - full name / nickname - whatever. If you have a website or email address that you would like to be published along with it, let me know.

How To Articles / Tutorials / Tech Tips
1. In almost all cases, pics are a must. This is especially true for longer, more involved articles. If you’re just going to send in a couple of short, quick tech tips - they might not be essential, but it would be preferred to have at least 1 shot.
2. Check your spelling and grammar best you can, but also be aware that some minor editing might happen before it gets published. Nothing crazy, the concept, feel, ideas and wording won’t be changed - things will just get cleaned up so it reads better.  If the editing I need to do to make the quality of the article worthy of being published is major, I’ll get in touch with you before I do that.
3. Email the article either in the body of the email or attached as a word doc, along with all the pics to grail21@gmail.com Once again, make sure to let me know how you would like to be credited - full name / nickname - whatever. If you have a website or email address that you would like to be published along with it, let me know.

Pics from Events, shop tours, cool links or news
I love getting pics from events to post in the photo section. With event or shop tour pics, keep in mind the kind of bikes and content that this site is focused on. If you go and do a shop tour at OCC, don’t bother sending them in, they won’t make the cut. Same thing goes for links and news - this site is not the place for press releases about the newest high dollar chrome bolt on from your favorite TV builder. Otherwise, if you’ve got some cool pics or news to send in, just email them to me at grail21@gmail.com. As with all other submissions, make sure to let me know how you would like to be credited - full name / nickname - whatever. If you have a website or email address that you would like to be published along with it, let me know.

That’s pretty much it - if you’ve got any questions or ideas, email me.
- Grail
grail21@gmail.com

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