Write For Us
Yes, you. We’re always looking for new authors. If you’ve got an idea that will challenge our readers and move our industry forward, we want to hear about it. But you don’t need to wait for an idea that will redefine drip marketing. Just aim to bring our readers a fresh perspective on a topic that you find exciting or that’s keeping you up at night.
It’s also rewarding. Thousands of your peers (and potential employers, clients, or publishers) will read your work, and you’ll also learn a lot in the process—about communicating your ideas, about writing, and even about the topic you thought you already knew so well when you started.
What we’re looking for
Original content is a good start. Or an opinion piece on a hot topic. You may submit a rough draft, a partial draft, or a short pitch (a paragraph or two summarizing your argument and why it matters to our readers) paired with an outline. The more complete your submission is, the better feedback we can give you. Keep in mind that we only accept original content—we do not publish anything that’s been published elsewhere (including your blog).
Please don’t send us press releases or sales pitches. They make us feel sad inside.
Before you submit, make sure your submission:
- Has a thesis and offers a clear argument—not just a list of tips and tricks.
- Has a voice. Be bold, interesting, and human. No boring, robotic language.
- Integrates visual cues. Videos, pictures, gifs, diagrams, charts – anything that is relevant and can either complement the voice of the article or add to the reader’s understanding of the topic.
- Is written for an audience of marketing leaders, e-commerce brand managers, content strategists, information architects, or similar.
- Is supported with convincing arguments, not just opinions. Fact-check, and cite sources where appropriate.
What we publish
We publish articles of anywhere between 600–2,500 words, depending on subject complexity. 1,500 words is about average. Articles often run with a custom illustration. Articles may be casual in tone and content—great for less-intensive tutorials and posts—or rigorously structured and edited. All should be well-considered explorations of current and cutting-edge topics in the drip marketing industry that can help e-commerce brands stand out.
How to submit (and what happens next)
Email us your submission. We prefer submissions as Google documents so that our editors can easily provide feedback and guidance directly within your draft.
Here’s what happens after you hit Send:
- An editor will review your submission and determine whether it’s a potential fit.
- The editor will get back to you with notes. (We rarely accept an article the first time around, but we’ll tell you if we’re interested.)
- Once you’ve addressed our comments, send your revised draft back. The editors will discuss it again and let you know if we accept it.
- We’ll schedule you for publication as soon as revisions are complete. We can’t give you a specific publication date until the article is almost ready to go live.