Write For Us
Can anyone write content for you?
Yes, you. We’re always looking for new authors. If you’ve got an idea that will challenge our readers and move our industry forward, we want to hear about it. But you don’t need to wait for a plan that will redefine web design. Just aim to bring readers a fresh perspective on a topic that’s keeping you up at night.
What we’re looking for
You may submit a rough draft, a partial draft, or a short pitch (a paragraph or two summarizing your argument and why it matters to our readers) paired with an outline. The more complete your submission is, the better feedback we can give you. Keep in mind that we only accept original content—we do not publish anything that’s been published elsewhere (including on your blog).
Before you submit, look at our recent articles for insight into structuring and formatting your piece, and make sure your submission:
- Has a thesis and offers a clear argument—not just a list of tips and tricks.
- Has a voice. Be bold, engaging, and human.
- Is written for an audience of designers, developers, content strategists, information architects, or similar.
- Is supported with convincing arguments, not just opinions. Fact-check and cite sources where appropriate.
What we publish
We publish articles of anywhere between 600–2,500 words, depending on subject complexity. One thousand five hundred words are about average. Articles often run with a custom illustration. Articles may be casual in tone and content—great for less-intensive tutorials and posts—or rigorously structured and edited. All should be well-considered explorations of current and cutting-edge topics in the web industry.
Want to send us press releases or sponsored content?
We would be happy to take a sponsored link placement on any associated articles, or an entire article based on sponsorship with as many links to content as you wish.
The cost would be a one-off payment of $25, which can be paid online via credit or debit card, we will send out an invoice for your sponsored content from our online accountancy software. All payments are powered by STRIPE. We can also accept PayPal, if you would prefer to pay via PayPal, please mention this when replying to this support ticket.
This fee is charged on a per article basis if you are looking to maximize the best value for money an entire sponsored post is the way to go. However, if you are happy to pay for sponsored links on articles already produced, then that is ok too.
We are also happy to add a banner advert into an existing published article should you prefer this option to a physical link.
How to submit (and what happens next)
Complete the form below to submit your pitch to us, as soon as you click submit you will receive an automated reply for your support ticket. Once you receive this, you can email in any amount of attachments as you require. You may also send us a plaintext file, a Markdown file, or a link to an HTML document. (Please do not send a ZIP file of assets unless requested by an editor.)
We do prefer submissions as Google documents so that editors can quickly provide feedback and guidance directly within your draft.
Here’s what happens after you hit Send:
- An editor will review your submission and determine whether it’s a potential fit. If so, the whole team will consider and discuss it. This happens once a week.
- The editor will collect the team’s feedback and get back to you with notes. (We rarely accept an article the first time around, but we’ll tell you if we’re interested.)
- Once you’ve addressed our comments, send your revised draft back. The team will discuss it again and let you know if we want to accept it.
- If we accept your article, an editor will work closely with you on things like organization, argumentation, and style.
- We’ll schedule you for publication as soon as revisions are complete. We can’t give you a specific publication date until the article is almost ready to go live.