A non-refundable fee of $299 covers the initial review of your application to ensure the story you seek to tell is consistent with our editorial standards and service. In general, applications are approved if the information provided leads us to believe your side of the story is more than credible and that we could publish it with the benefit of our independent research and verification. Once approved, we will assign a member of our Editorial Board to interview and work with you toward the publication of your story. Even if your application is approved, we cannot guarantee your story will ultimately be published. The value of our published article obtains from our objective review and independent research. There is no fee for the time we spend considering or publishing your story beyond the initial review fee. If we are unable to publish your story after our thorough review process, we will provide meaningful feedback to explain what kept us from rendering a positive opinion.