Thank you for your interest in writing for Private Matters Today, your dedicated source for private lending and investing across Canada.

Submitted Articles

Private Matters Today considers submissions of private mortgage-related articles that are educational (no references to companies, their employees or their proprietary products), well-written and timely. All article submissions are subject to editorial review for quality, relevance and compliance with our editorial guidelines.

Pieces submitted to Private Matters Today appear in various ways:

• Regular articles: Published with or without a small visual element.

• Illustrated articles: Combined with an illustration, series of illustrations or photomontage, these articles are published on multiple pages. Private Matters Today selects articles for illustration based on their relevance, timeliness and quality.

Private Matters Today provides — and reserves the rights to — all the illustrations and photos related to published articles.

2019 Editorial Deadlines

Spring - April 1st

Summer - July 1st 

Fall - October 1st

Winter - December 1st

Article Guidelines

Private Matters Today presents an opportunity to reach and educate the tens of thousands of mortgage professionals who subscribe to our quarterly magazine, in print and online. By writing for us, you receive access to the kind of stable, insider readership that blogs and startups simply can’t offer.

Ready to hit send? First, run your article through our quick guideline checklist.

Word count:

1-PG articles must be between 800 and 1,000 words.


2-PG articles must be between 1,500 and 2,000 words.

Third person:Articles must be written in third-person narrative. First-person articles will be turned down or returned for revision.


Bio:For each bylined author, please include the author’s name, position, company and contact info (e-mail address and/or phone number). Each article’s bio must be 75 words or fewer.


Format:Microsoft Word documents are strongly preferred.


Audience:Accepted articles must be geared to mortgage agents and brokers


Originality:Previously published articles — in print or online, in whole or in part — are allowed based on the discretion of the editor.


Advertising:Because of our editorial model, references to companies, their employees or their proprietary products are not allowed in text; they are OK in the featured lender and byline. Note that Private Matters Today makes all editorial decisions independent of sales influence.


Spelling and grammar check: Although we do edit articles, we strongly suggest you proofread your work before sending, to avoid miscommunication.


Submit: E-mail to info@pmtoday.ca prior to deadline with the subject line “Article-Issue Month and Year” For example: “Article-March 2018”

The Submission Process

Once you submit your article, Private Matters Today will consider it for publication. Within a week, an editor will contact you to let you know if the piece is accepted and slated for publication in a future issue. We also will be in touch with you throughout the editing and fact-checking process. Articles will be edited for style, content and space considerations. Our dedication to quality, educational editorial content is what sets Private Matters Today apart from other media outlets.

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