Unleash your inner writing beast by becoming a guest contributor to Critters in Court.  Critters in Court offers opinions and analysis about court cases, legal rulings, laws, or law-based articles from around the world that impact animals. As a guest writer, you can submit a commentary about a recent Critters in Court post, or submit your own Critters in Court article. You do NOT have to be an attorney to be one of our guest writers.

We’d love to hear what you think about what’s happening around the world when it comes to animals and the judicial system. Please send submissions to [email protected] with the words CRITTERS IN COURT: GUEST WRITER SUBMISSION in the subject line.

Become a Guest Writer

Please read the following rules and fill out the Guest Writer agreement prior to submitting your Critters in Court contribution.

Guest Writer Rules and Agreement

  • In order for your submission to be considered you must include your full name, email address, and a phone number where you can be reached.
  • Please limit your submission to 150-850 words.
  • You may submit a bio (50 words or less). The Susie Spector Foundation reserves the right to make edits to your bio, or not include it at all.
  • Guest writers are not entitled to any compensation. You will, however, be given full credit as the author.
  • We reserve the exclusive right to choose which submissions to publish. Once published, we reserve the right to remove and permanently delete the article or commentary without notice, and for any reason.
  • We reserve the right to make edits to your article or commentary, without your prior approval, to allow for space restrictions, and to ensure that the content is in keeping with the Susie Spector Foundation’s mission and values.
  • Content must be your original work, and cannot have been previously published elsewhere. Plagiarism or copyright infringement is not permitted. You, as the author, assume all legal responsibility for any and all incidents of plagiarism or copyright infringement.
  • When quoting people or written material, the original source(s) must be cited.
  • Once the article or commentary has been submitted to the Susie Spector Foundation, you may not submit or publish it via any other outlet, in whole or in part, including your own website. You may, however, promote your Critters in Court guest writer article or commentary on your own website, Facebook or Twitter accounts, or other social media outlets via a link to the article on the Critters in Court blog.
  • Guest writer submissions may include images or videos. The Susie Spector Foundation reserves the right to include or not include the submitted image or video, or to substitute its own video or image. If your submission includes an image or a video, you must either be the copyright holder, have written permission to use the image or video from the copyright holder, or the image or video must be in the public domain. If people are included in an image or video, you must provide a written release from the person or people whose likeness appears in the video or image.
  • We reserve the right to remove any affiliate links included in your submission, or to add any affiliate links we deem to be appropriate and relevant.
  • Links to third-party sites and SEO anchor text or tags must be relevant to the topic, and will only be included if approved by the Susie Spector Foundation.
  • Links to the author’s website will not be included in the article or commentary unless the Susie Spector Foundation deems them to be directly related and relevant to the topic.
  • In submitting your article you are granting the Susie Spector Foundation a perpetual, royalty free, exclusive license to use the content however we wish, and full rights to publish your guest article or commentary on the Susie Spector Foundation website, as well as through any and all other media and social media outlets.

By signing below you agree that you have read the Guest Writer Rules and Agreement, and agree to be bound by them.


I agree that by submitting this application, I am electronically signing the agreement. By my signature I agree that I am legally authorized to enter into the Susie Spector Foundation Guest Writer Program on behalf of myself. I solemnly declare that the information I have provided is true and that the information I am submitting is genuine and has not been altered in any way.