Contribute

We’re on the lookout for writers and industry experts with something to say that elevates the conversation surrounding experience design. Our writers have access to one of the largest user experience platforms in the universe, and can share ideas with an expanding global audience. For this reason, we get a large number of submissions. Our review process can be lengthy and we are only able to publish a fraction of the articles we receive.

UX Magazine currently accepts contributions in the following areas:

Feature Articles

Our feature articles are thoughtful, informative pieces that generally run between 800 and 1,500 words. Feature articles can be case studies, opinion pieces, or offer other types of perspective on experience design. These articles provide value to readers by educating them, giving them tools to aid in their work and in their interactions with other professionals, helping them to advocate on behalf of UX, or giving them examples of good and bad UX to serve as a model for their work.

Reviews

Reviews can examine a number of UX resources: books, design tools, websites, software, or products that serve as interesting examples of UX in the real world. Reviews of websites, software, and products don’t necessarily need to catalog the entire experience. Reviews can be of small aspects of solutions, like a specific interaction design solution, a particular approach to copywriting and nomenclature, or some other narrow part of a product.

Short News

Short news pieces bring attention to interesting developments in the UX, technology, and the related business world—connecting people to interesting new resources, information, and humor that may not warrant an entire regular article. We can’t keep up with high-volume technology sites like Gizmodo or Slashdot, so we're looking for things that might have slipped through the cracks, or information that may come from other industries but would be useful to UX professionals.

Our Editorial Process

We leave the selection of topics for articles up to our contributors and rely on them to help set the direction of our editorial by deciding what topics are compelling, innovative, unique, or underexplored. If your submission is accepted, we can work with you to develop topic ideas and content.

Before writing your article, we recommend that you first discuss the topic selection with us. After settling on a topic, you might also consider creating an outline before beginning writing so we can help you further focus the content. Once you have feedback from our team on your outline, you can submit a first draft at anytime. If you already have an article written, please feel free to submit that without an outline.

We're lucky enough to work with people who already have strong, focused ideas, so we usually only go through one draft with our contributors. If you need more help in developing an article, we have a small team of freelance editors who can work with you to prepare your piece for publication.

Before your article is published we will ask for your biographical details to fill out your author profile, including:

  • A short bio (2-4 sentences)
  • A long bio (as long as you want)
  • How you'd like your name to appear on our site
  • Your title and company name, if applicable
  • Your area of expertise
  • Any links to websites or social tools (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Flikr, RSS, etc.
  • The title of any books that you have written
  • A headshot, cropped square to 300x300px

Style Guidelines

We want our content to read like a magazine, not a blog. Please don’t take this to mean that your article needs to be stiff or dry, or that you need to remove your personality from it. We just try to stick to a more expository style using the third person so it reads like analysis in a periodical, rather than as opinion in a blog.

Terms and Conditions

You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in content you submit, post, or display on or through UX Magazine. By submitting, posting, or displaying the content you give UX Magazine a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute the content.

We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you. If you have any questions or you are ready to submit a contribution to UX Magazine, please contact us at contribute@uxmag.com.