Contribute to CBT News

We invite you to contribute by submitting your original articles for consideration. If selected, your submissions may be published on CBT Automotive Network. Please read our guidelines carefully and submit your article below when you are ready.

About CBT Automotive Network
CBT Automotive Network is a highly targeted, multi-media platform for retail automotive executives and managers. With digital channels including a daily newscast, informative website, daily eNewsletters, monthly digital magazine, webinar services and 9 network shows hosted by the industry’s top trainers and thought leaders, CBT is the “go to” source for dealership staff from the showroom to the service bay.

Whatever the subject matter, CBT News features a wide range of topics that affect retail automotive. One of the best opportunities for writers is to come up with article ideas we wouldn’t have thought of.

Solicitations & Assignments: 
CBT welcomes unsolicited articles from anyone who believes the piece is appropriate for CBT News and its readers. (Hint: Best way to figure out what is appropriate is to read or watch what we’ve published.)

Submissions may be edited and may be published at any time. CBT retains the right to also publish everything that appears on CBTNews.com in our magazine, Car Biz Today, our social network and on other sites that use our content.

Issues & Deadlines:

CBTNews.com: Published on a rolling basis.
Car Biz Today Magazine: Articles must be submitted by the 15th of the month.

Writing Guidelines:

Personal Style
Develop your voice, express your opinion, but be concrete in how you formed that opinion and distinguish the subjective from the objective. Your writing should display maturity and emphasize substance over attitude. But do personalize your writing; inject your life into your writing as appropriate. Search for a sense of place or a narrative.

Fact-Checking
Be thorough. If you are unsure of any facts in the article, please call this to our attention at the beginning of the article. We can help you verify the facts or remove them from the article.

Style
Use italics for titles of recordings, videos, books, films, and television programs.

Title and Images
Every article must include a suggested title and include at least 2 supporting images.

 

Please Submit Your Article for Review

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