The Interconnected is currently open for submissions.
The Interconnected is searching for stories that reflect the human side of creating and maintaining the web. While we think there’s a place for technical instruction and discussion, we would rather see a post on why responsive design matters than how to create a responsive layout. Read more of what we’re about.
We strongly believe in diverse voices in tech. We welcome and encourage submissions from writers of every race, sexual orientation, gender, and background. This includes, but is not limited to: people of color, LBGTQIA, women, and people with disabilities. We are not interested in and will not publish content that denigrates or perpetuates stereotypes of the above groups.
We have no hard limits on length but suggest our audience prefers to grab a light lunch of knowledge over a six course meal. Stories should be well-researched (where that’s appropriate), respectful, and conscientious. Our audience represents a wide range of experience, so try to keep jargon to a minimum, or be prepared to explain it. Don’t be afraid to show your human side.
We are professionals in UX, development, design, and more, so write like the professional you are — be yourself, but keep in mind that others are reading what you write, so be clear, succinct, smart, and not an asshole.
Artwork and photography
We’re looking for photographers and artists whose work can reflect and enhance our articles. Contact us for more information.
How to Submit
Complete the submission form to submit your post. Provide a name, an email address, and a cover letter, as well as a link to a Google Doc. We prefer a Google Doc so our editors can easily provide feedback. If you’d prefer OneDrive, great, but its commenting system is pretty terrible. (Microsoft, get your act together.)
You do not need to have a finished draft to submit! If you have a pitch of an idea, write it in the “Cover Letter” field.
In your cover letter, let us know whether you’re looking for a quick scan for typos and the like, or whether you’d like assistance from our editors to polish your piece. Please also include whether the piece has been previously published in another location (including a URL if possible.)
We try to respond to all submissions within 30 days. Please contact us if you haven’t heard from us. If a story doesn’t fit the site, we’ll reject it. If we think a story has great potential but could use another draft, we might request a rewrite. If we love it, we’ll accept it. If you need help with grammar and style, we’ll be glad to help — mention so in your cover letter.
Payment and rights
We pay $25 per post via Paypal for accepted material. (You can support higher rates for our authors by becoming a Patron.)
You retain all rights to your content. We encourage, but do not require, a “previously published…” note on any posts you publish in a new location.