Write for Us

Since its humble beginnings in 1999, SitePoint was created to inform, inspire and engage the web community through informative content. We’ve amassed more than 10 million readers per month and produced more than 10,000 books and articles combined.

We always welcome having new writers join our team. They must have a strong desire to produce quality content with actionable advice – a lesson or new piece of knowledge that readers can then apply to in their own projects, after reading our content.

In return, we pay our writers above industry rates for their work.

What kind of content do we publish?

Our articles fall into 10 main categories on the site: HTML & CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, Mobile, Design & UX, Entrepreneur, Web, WordPress and Java.

We produce the following kinds of content:

Submission Guidelines

Note: Submissions that do not follow this structure are in danger of being rejected automatically.

How to pitch:

Send an email with your pitch to editor@sitepoint.com. It must have the following:

Please ensure that you have looked through our article archives beforehand to avoid pitching an article idea that we have already covered. This can be done via a search on our site or via Google.

You can also suggest rewrites/revivals of articles that you feel require updating. If so, please link the current article in your email, along with ways you will update the piece.

Once the pitch meets these standards, the editorial team will review it to see if it suits SitePoint.

If we like what we read, we will reply to your email and move forward with the next stages.

Peer review:

Some of our editors will assess a writer’s skills by vetting them through our Peer Review program.

The goal of Peer Review is to ensure all of SitePoint’s articles are of the highest standards. It is also there to help authors with their writing through constructive feedback from the editor and fellow authors.

You can find more details about it here.

Note: All of our Peer Review processes are completed via GitHub, therefore you must have a GitHub account to access it.

Working with editors

Our editors at SitePoint are all professional web developers at the top of their respective field. If your pitch is approved, you will then be introduced to the relevant editor (or contacted directly by them).

The editor manages their authors through Trello, a project management platform. This is where most of the communication between you and the editor will occur.

The editor is your primary contact, and works directly with you as your article is developed. They ensure that the published article is concise and correct, providing constructive feedback for you along the way.

Your relationship with the editor needs to be managed effectively. Here are some important things to bear in mind:

Note: There is no limit to how many channels you can write for, however you’ll need to pitch ideas to the specific editor of a given channel.

You can learn more about the process of working with editors in our GitHub Repo.

Plagiarism

We take plagiarism very seriously at SitePoint. We use Plagiarisma to ensure all articles are original.

If you have blatantly plagiarized your article from another writer, we will find out. As consequence you will automatically be removed from the Trello board, with your name blacklisted in our list of authors.

If you wish to cite another source to better explain your viewpoint, please properly credit them in the article by linking to the original source or adding the author’s name in brackets.

Copyright

Contact SitePoint for permission

Authors may publish an excerpt of their article, along with a link to the full version, on their personal site providing they have received permission first. Request this permission by emailing your editor and explaining where (with a link) the excerpt will be published.

We do not permit non-authors to republish articles elsewhere, regardless of the amount of material they plan to republish.

Attribution (and att text)

You must include the following text at the beginning of your excerpt:

This post was originally published [link to full article on SitePoint].

Artwork and design

The design and artwork used in SitePoint articles is copyrighted and may not be republished.

Translations

We consider translation requests on a case-by-case basis. Email editor@sitepoint.com to ask about translating a given article. In some cases we have existing arrangements with translation companies, so we will not be able to grant permission in such cases.

Sites offering translations to SitePoint content must be freely available, translate the work faithfully, and link to the original post:

This post has been translated. The English version was originally published [link to full article on SitePoint].

Author Documentation

This documentation is for authors to refer to as they write their first article. It includes detailed, technical information about style guides, formats, code, accessibility and more.

You can access the documentation at our GitHub Repo.