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How to pitch an article for publication
Want to pitch an article for publication? Great! Here’s what you should know.
We work with writers from around the world, and we’re always looking to grow and diversify the voices that contribute to our website. The ThemeKeeper blog covers a diverse range of topics on everything design, web development, creativity, technology, WordPress, and freelancing/entrepreneurship. Here’s what we’re looking for right now:
- New and unique trends in web design and graphic design
- Anything WordPress and web development
- Articles related to creative projects and pursuits, such as video-making or audio
- Stories related to freelancing, entrepreneurship, or diversity in tech & design
- Online learning and resources for being a better creative
A step-by-step guide to our process for new writers:
Step 1: Learn more about ThemeKeeper
ThemeKeeper is a creative ecosystem of sites and services for digital assets and creative people. Get to know a little more about us before you pitch an article. (Here’s a short article about who we are and what we do).
Step 2: Develop your article idea
What do you want to write about? Generally, our articles fall into these formats:
- Inspirational/idea-driven: First-person narrative stories about an experience, a subject, or an industry concept. These should be personal, conversational, and thought-provoking.
- Informational: A dive into a specific topic, with the intent to provide resources for the creative community
- List-style: An article broken down into list form as a resource for our community. Keep in mind that lists are not reserved solely for product round-up style articles; consider using this structure for alternate topics, as well (for example, “8 Lessons I Learned as a Freelancer”).
- Case studies or inside-design processes: a deeper dive into a project or process related to design.
A standard article is usually about 1000-2000 words in length, but there’s no set requirement. We pay by article type, not by word count.
Step 3: Send us a pitch for your story
Once you’re ready, send your article ideas to [email protected]
- Concise. Keep your pitch short and to the point.
- Original. We generally don’t republish articles from other sites, and we’re looking for ideas that haven’t already been written about on other sites. The world of design-writing is noisy – give us an idea that we haven’t heard before!
- Interesting. This sounds obvious, but we’ll say it anyways: write something that you’d actually want to read.
Include your name, a bit of information about yourself, and links to any published writing.
Step 3: Accepting your story idea
If we think your article idea is a good fit for publication on the ThemeKeeper blog, we’ll be in touch with further notes and a first draft date.
Step 4: Editing
Our editorial team will work with you to develop your article idea and make your writing shine. Share the first draft of your article with our editor via Google Drive by the predetermined draft deadline. With this, be sure to include:
- Any photos you’d like to include in the article (please only use photos you have the appropriate permissions to use!)
- A clear, professional photo for your author bio
- A few sentences about you for your bio, written in third person. Feel free to link to your Twitter account, website, or other areas, but keep it at 1-2 links total. In general, please include your name, job title, and a few interests (personal or professional).
Step 5: Publication
After the editing process, we’ll publish your article on our blog (hooray!). From there, we’ll shout it from the rooftops (via social media and our communication channels, where relevant). We encourage you to share your post on your own social networks – tag us in the post, so we know where to find you!