Before we jump into the guidelines and details for submitting to Craft Your Content, we’re gonna be honest with you.
We don’t approve most of the submissions and pitches that come through. This is mostly due to the quality of the ideas and writing.
It isn’t about the actual style and skill, it is about the obvious lack of effort and thought. If you are earnest about your pitch, and have taken the time to understand our site and audience, then we’re more than willing to work with you.
But if you send a thin pitch, nothing more than a title, a subject that is irrelevant, want us to advise on which topic you should send, do not follow the directions outlined below, can’t explain why you are the perfect person to write this piece, have not shown us how your piece will affect our audience, or many other lazy pitching mistakes…we will likely reject your query without a reason.
- 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 of designers, developers, content strategists, information architects, or similar.
- Is supported with convincing arguments, not just opinions. Fact-check, and cite sources where appropriate.
We publish articles of anywhere between 600–2,500 words, depending on subject complexity. 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 rigorously structured and edited. All should be well-considered explorations of current and cutting-edge topics in the web industry.
Please send in your quires and blogs at firstname.lastname@example.org