State of Digital Publishing is building its network of digital media and publishing professionals that can provide unique perspectives and practical step by step advice for our audience, for any of the silos currently within the sites news navigation.
To be considered for a ‘feature’ post, please send your topic pitch or full article to firstname.lastname@example.org, and either way, you will receive submission & publication feedback.
Contributors can provide free posts for the purposes of building their thought leadership and giving back to the community, however, State of Digital Publishing will also consider a pay per visitor stipend to writers with a considerable following and that can drive meaningful traffic to the site.
Before sending your pitch or feature piece, please consider the following guidelines:
- Write guest feature pieces with a minimum of 1000 words
- Make a strong, clear argument supported by examples, details, and/or data
- If your piece is educational it needs to contain a lot of screenshots and step-by-step instruction, too. If your post doesn’t fit this description, we won’t publish it. No exceptions
- Avoid long introductions; get straight to the point
- Be sure to include a headline
- Be sure to include an author bio, including details on your background and expertise that make it clear why your opinion on the topic should count to readers. Connect your profile to a gravatar account (if you can), so that people can see your profile picture
- Ensure that the piece has not been published elsewhere online
- Please write in the first person to our audience; you are here to educate and collaborate with the State of Digital Publishing’s audience and not shove negative condescending thoughts to them
- Objectively positioned articles as opposed to clickbait driven
- Please send your article in an editable format i.e. Google Docs or Word Doc
- Provide images, however, reusable or images that you clearly have rights to
- Articles will only be accepted from digital media and publishing professionals actively working in the industry unless you are a brand or agency targeting these professionals. Organizations can range from newspapers, magazines, B2B publishers, broadcasters, editorials or content driven brands and digital media businesses
- Be sure to disclose conflicts of interest, such as partnerships with, or investments in, any companies/technologies covered in the story
- Make sure that the topic hasn’t already been covered on the site, unless you are proposing an upgrade of the piece (which can be considered).
- No affiliate links. If an affiliate link is found in your draft, the post will not be published
- If your post is published, we’ll ask that you respond to all comments for the first seven days after it’s posted. We use Disqus, which makes it easy to stay notified when new comments appear.