Before you write: What we look for

Topics: Our content motivates and helps to educate. editors look for inspiring articles that give insight into current trends and offer actionable tips. editors look for fresh perspectives on topics our reader and viewers care about.

Ensure you’re offering an original idea.

Trustworthy sources: Be smart about the sources you cite. Focus on primary sources. Wikipedia crowdsources information from the public and doesn’t always offer the most accurate information.

Please note: While contributors may say they are working on an article for when they approach public relations professionals or potential sources, contributors ARE NOT members of the staff and should not represent themselves as such at events or in communications with sources.

Before you submit
Proof your article. Sloppy work won’t be accepted by our editors. If your piece has lots of typos and/or factual errors, it will not be accepted.

If you interview someone, please say so in the piece. Your editor and the reader will want to know that you have conducted original reporting.

Link to your sources. If you quote someone or cite a statistic, you must link out to your source.

Disclose any financial relationships. You must disclose and acknowledge financial relationships, if any exist, with the companies or individuals you write about or link to.

Disclosure  is very important to us and our readers. Violating this rule could lead to your article being removed from the site or the end of your ability to contribute to the site. If you have questions, please talk to an editor.

You cannot receive money from a business or person in exchange for writing about them. It is also against our policy for contributors to sell links in their articles to people or companies. Contributors found to be violating these policies will be barred from publishing in our network.

Support your argument with multiple examples: Prove your argument. Please use more than just one example (of a company, study, a person, etc.) to illustrate any point you make. We tend NOT to accept articles about a single person or company, unless that person or company is very well-known (e.g. Fujitsu, an experienced Major Incident Manager etc)

Tell us if it’s timely. An article that is about Christmas at Christmas time may move through the queue faster, tell us if it is time sensitive.

Submit original work. Work you didn’t write is not acceptable.

Make sure your article isn’t overly self-promotional. Mentions of your company, book or skillset should be used to demonstrate your expertise on a topic. The effect should serve to educate, not advertise. Articles that excessively promote your brand, company or product likely won’t be published.

After you submit:

  1. Due to the large volume of submissions we receive, contributors should expect to receive a response within 4 weeks. If you have not heard from us after 4 weeks, your pitch/article was likely rejected.
  2. If your article is of interest an editor will contact you and may request amends, or re-writes if required. Or may move to the next stage.
  3. You will receive an email when your piece runs.