Write For Us
Write For Us
Yes you. We are always looking for new friends. If you have an idea that will challenge our readers to move our industry forward, we want to hear about it. But you do not have to wait for the idea that will redefine your website design. Just aim to bring readers a new perspective on the subject that keeps you at night.
We’ll be honest, though: writing for DL24 takes a job. We want your article to be at its best, and we will push you to get there. Upon receipt, you will receive extensive feedback from our team and work closely with the Editor on Repairs.
It is also rewarding. Your thousands of colleagues (and potential employers, customers or partners) will read your work, and you will learn a lot in the process – about communicating your ideas, writing, and even about the subject you thought you already knew even when you started.
What we are looking for
You can submit a rough draft, a partial draft, or a low section (a paragraph or two summarizes your claim and why it is important to our readers) to match with the outline. The more complete your submission, the more feedback we can give you. Keep in mind that we only accept original content – we do not publish anything published elsewhere (including on your blog).
Please do not send us press releases or auctions. They make us feel sad inside.
Before submitting, review our style guide and recent articles to understand the structure and design of your work, and make sure your submission is:
- There is a thesis and offers a clear argument – not just a list of tips and tricks.
- There is a voice. Be bold, interesting, and human.
- Write to an audience of designers, developers, content strategies, architectural or similar information.
- This is supported with compelling arguments, not just opinions. Check facts, and cite sources as needed.
- Follow our style guide.
For some wise words about the writing process, see “Writing is Thinking”.
What we advertise
We publish articles anywhere from 600 to 2,500 words, depending on the complexity of the topic. 1,500 words is 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 carefully structured and edited. Everything should be considered well for the current study of modern topics in the Internet industry.
How to submit (and what happens next)
Send us an email for your submission We prefer submissions as Google documents, so editors can easily provide feedback and guidance directly within your draft. You can also send us a text file, a checkmark, or a link to an HTML document, unless required by the editor.)
Here’s what happens after you click Submit:
- An editor will review your submission and decide if it is appropriate. If so, the whole team will review and talk about it. It happens once a week.
- The editor will collect feedback from the group and will return to you with comments. (We rarely get an article for the first time, but we’ll let you know if we’re interested.)
- Once you’ve submitted our comments, submit your revised draft back. The team will discuss it again and let you know if we would like to receive it.
- If we accept your article, the editor will work closely with you on things like organization, discussion and style.
- We will notify you to publish immediately upon completion of the corrections. We can not give you a specific publication date until the article is almost ready to go live.