Contributing Content to the UX Booth
Hey, you! Thanks for thinking of sharing your perspective with the UX community. We enjoy working with new and seasoned writers alike in order to help them reach a wider audience, so check out our quick-and-dirty submission guidelines below. We’re excited to hear from you!
UX Booth is always looking for insight from the user experience community. We’d love to hear your ideas, site reviews, interviews, research, and how-tos (and so would our readers).
Though we appreciate your enthusiasm, please do not send us fully written articles. We like to see smart, succinct pitches first in order to discuss ideas and structure with potential authors. This helps everyone involved.
If you’re ready to get started, just send us an email.We’ll let you know whether we think your topic has merit in no time.
If we accept your pitch, we’ll ask you to write us an initial draft based on the coversation you’ve had with your editor as well as our style guide. In order to give us a better idea of the flow you’re trying to create, be sure to clearly note within your draft where accompanying images should appear. Also, for everyone’s sake, be sure to proofread your article before you send it.
Don’t expect publication outright. We generally work with authors over a period of weeks in order to get things ready for publication. We’ll let you know when we’re good to go. Then we’ll ask for your bio, a gravatar-enabled email address, as well as your paypal address. You’ll get $100 the week your article goes live.
Articles we want
- Site usability reviews: Thorough and comprehensive website reviews are always welcome here.
- Tutorials: People love tutorials; if you know how to do something and you’d like to share, we’d love to hear it.
- Interviews: Do you know or have you recently talked to a prominent someone in the design community? If so, interview them and write it up.
- Theory: The UX world is still fresh and ill defined. We welcome posts that rouse ideas permeating the community and invite discussion from readers. Just keep your language general.
Articles we don’t want
- Rants and raves: This isn’t a Livejournal. We don’t want to know how angry or in love you are with issues or ideas. If something is upsetting to you, look at it objectively and approach it from that kind of perspective.
- Single-product reviews: Reviews of individual products can come off as advertisements. We don’t want that. If you’d like to review something, compare it to similar products.
- Textbook-style posts: As mentioned above, our audience is broad. We don’t want to see jargon-heavy submissions. They alienate a large number of readers.
What to expect
If your article idea is accepted, you’ll work closely with our editors to ensure that your idea grows into the awesome work it should be. No article is perfect at first, which is important to keep in mind.
Major changes will be not inflicted upon your article without your consent, but little ones might (and probably will). We want you to keep your voice, but we also your audience to be able to read with ease.
If you do not provide images with your article, we will provide them. Fair warning, we will probably make them a bit silly. We like to keep things amusing.
Unless otherwise agreed to beforehand, articles submitted to UX Booth must be original. They may not have been previously published elsewhere.
If published, you grant an exclusive, royalty-free license to the UX Booth to be the sole publisher of the article online. You may republish extracts—for example, on your own site—however, the article in its entirety must not appear elsewhere without the expressed consent of UX Booth. You consent to the full article, extracts, samples or examples from it appearing in other UX Panel sites, products, and services.