Contributor Guidelines

If you know about a new technology, can write high-quality content, and fit in with our style, we’d love to consider you as a guest writer for StackTips. Whether you want to write a new tutorial or offer how-to advice on a new tool or framework, we would be interested in hearing about it.

Note that we would not typically publish articles that review or promote a particular product or service. (We have sponsorship opportunities for that kind of thing.)

Instead, we’re looking for high-quality content which the website’s audience will find interesting.

Have an topic in mind? Before you write search the title to avoid submitting already published ideas. Currently we accept content from following categories.

  • Tutorials on IOT, Java, PHP, WordPress, Spring, Android, iOS and other Web technologies
  • Software design patterns and development practices
  • Social media marketing, online marketing and inbound marketing tips

Where to Start?

If that doesn’t put you off, here’s how you go about submitting your content for consideration:

  • Send an ASCII text file – not Word! – containing your article to editor@stacktips.com. If you don’t know what an ASCII text file is, you’re probably not the kind of person we’re looking for – Sorry.
  • Attach any images which might help illustrate the article to the email. Right-aligned images should be 180 pixels in width. Full width images should be at least 720 pixels in width.
  • Ideally, use basic HTML to write your file. By that I mean use <a href=”URL”>, <strong>, <em>, but don’t try to do anything snazzy with <font>, <span>, <div>, or <style>.
  • Paragraphs should ideally be no more than two to three sentences to aid comprehension. Look at some of our published articles on this site to get a feel for the writing style. We’re aiming for informative but friendly, trying to explain things to a wide audience.
  • You’ll appear on our list of guest contributors, so make sure not to forget to send us your photograph and a brief biog (more details on what that can contain below).

Confused? Got a question? Drop us a line and we’ll try to explain.

Guidelines

I’m afraid that we don’t guarantee that we will publish articles you submit, but it will be reviewed and a decision made as to whether it’s appropriate for the site. Unfortunately workload means that it is not possible to give detailed feedback.

This section outlines our content quality guidelines for guest posts. Read this before writing your article to avoid time loss and frustration.

  • Quality: Content must be detailed, unique and at least 400 words long without fluffs.
  • Unique Content: Internet plagiarism and duplicate content will be rejected outright by our editorial staff. Your article shouldn’t be an promotional content.
  • Original Content: By submitting a post to us, you are affirming that the content is original to you, the author, and has not appeared elsewhere online or in print.
  • Copyright: It doesn’t matter who writes the content, but you need to own it. We retain the copyright of all material published on Stacktips. Once a post is live you cannot republish it elsewhere.

Some examples,

Check out these examples of of guest contributions to get an idea of the kind of thing we’re looking for.

Other notes

We don’t pay for guest posts. Sorry about that. Maybe we will be able to do that one day. Right now though I can promise that you’ll get a wide audience of readers, and some great exposure. The site receives over 350,000 page views a month, attracting on average over 95,000 unique visitors every week. In addition, your article will be promoted on our social channels.

However, we do want you to get some exposure for your hard work. Every guest author gets a short bio (two to three sentences) in their author bio at the end of the article where you can link to your Website link, Twitter, etc.

However, your post must not promote companies that you work for or have a business relationship with. If you mention a company you have a relationship with, now or in the past, you must disclose this to us.

If this all sounds good, please submit your post at hello@stacktips.com.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!