Hosting Guidelines

In the same vein as the Carnival of Personal Finance, anyone who participates is eligible to host. Use the simple contact form to let me know you want to host the next available Festival. If you’re already on the list, you must first publish your scheduled Festival before you can request to be queued up for the next open spot. If possible, please link back to this page for the most up to date Festival schedule and host listing so that your readers can read the past Festivals or more information about this one.

A new requirement for hosts is that they post at least twice a week. It’s not a hard and fast rule but this is so there are no hard feelings if a host is removed because he or she hasn’t written in a month. (Added 1/24/06)

As for accepting submissions, please use your judgement. As the host, you are the final arbiter when it comes to who gets in and who doesn’t. If it’s in the realm of frugality, of good quality, please accept it. Don’t accept it if it’s a commercial advertisement, spam, or something that makes you uncomfortable linking to. I won’t fault you for leaving out an article. And don’t accept multiple submissions from a single blog, just take the first one (sometimes people forget they even sent one) or ask them which one they want. (Added 1/24/06)

And finally, the Festival should be posted by 9 AM each Tuesday morning. I’d like to avoid Monday’s because that’s when the Carnival of Personal Finance and Carnival of Debt Reduction are typically released and I don’t want to steal their thunder. Plus, one can only handle so much quality information at once.