We’re always looking for new writers. If you’ve got an idea that will pique the interest of our readers and move our ideas forward,we want to hear about it. But you don’t need to wait for an idea that will revolutionize the world. Just aim to bring readers a fresh perspective on a topic that you find worth considering.
We want your article to be good quality and at least 1000 words long. Ideally you will also include original photos or indicate which shutterstock or flickr images you would think relevant for each section of the article. We can gather images from those sits or other open source libraries as needed.
Lots of people will read your work and you will have a great opportunity about communicating your ideas and the topic you are keen to describe.
What we’re looking for when you contribute
You may submit a rough draft, a partial draft, or a short pitch (a paragraph or two summarizing your topic and why it matters to our readers) along with an outline. The more complete your article is, the better feedback we can give you. The wording must not be a replica of something you have published elsewhere. You can rewrite or put a new perspective or update on your original content but do not plagarise from anyone, including yourself! We do not publish anything that’s been published elsewhere or fails a copyscape test when we are reviewing the article.
Please don’t send us press releases or sales pitches. You can use a press release as source material and even quote sections of it if you like and include it as a citation but the tone and style of a press release is not really suited for direct publishing on our blog or website.
What we publish
We publish articles of anywhere between 500–5,500 words, depending on subject complexity. 1,500 words is a good average to aim for and typically enough to give you a comprehensive view of a topic. Articles can be casual in tone and content, good for less-intensive tutorials and posts, or carefully structured and setup with quotes, diagrams, headings, unordered lists, ordered lists, videos, audio files, pdfs, documents or spreadsheets. All the material published should be well-considered and thoughtfully written
How to submit your article
Email us your submission. We rather list submissions to arrive as Google documents so that editors can directly edit your document and be safe in the knowledge that they are not about to install some program or worse on their computer. You may also send us a plain text file, a Markdown file, or a link to a HTML document or an RTF. Avoid Word documents and zip files. If you send us a Word or Zip don’t be surprised if it is discarded for security.
Here’s what happens after you email us your article:
An editor will review your submission and determine whether it’s a potential fit for our website or blog.
If we feel there is a better website or blog we would like you to consider we may suggest an alternative.
Depending on the nature of the content, how well it fits and whether there is a commercial purpose or intent we will discuss with you what options there are for guaranteed inclusion in the website blog.
Once you have reviewed the terms you may choose to proceed.
Any changes to the content will be made to adapt it to our website.
The blog article will be created in draft form in WordPress, images and other formatting added and scheduled to publish.
If you would like expedited publishing of your article please let us know and we will consider that when we are proposing the terms.
There are options for making an article sticky or for providing additional marketing on our website and you are welcome to request that as part of your submission.
We look forward to receiving your submission. Whether you call it a blog, article, guest post, guest contribution or some other terminology the more helpful and generous you are with us the faster and greater prominence your work will receive on our website.