Contribute

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 an idea 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 Keep in mind that we only accept original content—we do not publish anything that’s been published elsewhere (including on your blog).

Please don’t send us press releases or sales pitches. They make us feel sad inside.

Before you submit, look at our style guide and 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, interesting, and human.
Is written for an audience.
Is supported with convincing arguments, not just opinions. Fact-check, and cite sources where appropriate.
Follows our style guide.
For some wise words on the writing process, see “Writing is Thinking”.

What we publish

We publish three types of content:

Features (1,500–2,500 words). Meets most rigorous content and editorial criteria; runs with a custom illustration.
Articles (600–1,500 words). More casual in tone and content. Great for less-intensive tutorials and posts.
Mini-articles (500–600 words). Short and sweet.

How to submit (and what happens next)

Email Us [mrjrthomson@gmail.com] your submission.

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 review and discuss it. This happens once a week.

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