Guest Writing + Backlinking

All inquiries regarding collaboration on DC Dev Shop blog content can be sent

through the appropriate forms below.

Guest WritingBacklinking

Guest Writing

So you want to write for DC Dev Shop? That’s great! We have a few guidelines to check out related to submissions.

Submission Format

We are always excited to work with someone outside of DC Dev Shop when it comes to creating content for our blog! That being said, we’re very aware of the trolls and other questionable figures on the internet these days (sigh…), so we like to know a fair amount about what we’re getting into.

We vet every request that comes in, if the submission is accepted, you will hear back within one week. All companies who we publish a guest post for cannot submit again for three months.

We require an email address with your company’s domain (not @gmail.com, @yahoo.com, etc.) for all submissions.

All submissions must:

  • be in outline form linked via Google Docs.
  • explain whether the final draft will be an article, listicle, etc.
  • explain what is being discussed, opined, compared, or reviewed. ( If making a comparative review or opinion piece, express the stance the submission will favor.)
  • state the submission’s targeted keyword(s).
  • explain your reason for submission.
  • touch on your personal writing experience and include at least 2 examples of previous work.
  • name your employer / position (if applicable)

Process

A member of the DC Dev Shop marketing team will reach out, informing you of your submission’s status within three weeks of receipt. We try to respond to everyone. However, if you do not hear back within the three week timeframe, it can be assumed the submission was not accepted. Feel free to reach back out with a new idea, but please do not resend any previous submissions!

Upon approval, a DC Dev Shop editor will contact you. They will let you know of any requested changes, further flesh out your idea and work with you to make your submission the highest quality possible. Please cooperate, as they want to create content that supports you (the author) and the DC Dev Shop blog as much as you do!

Once you receive feedback, you’re more than welcome to start working on your copy!

Copy Requirements

We follow a strict set of guidelines for articles posted on our blog.

  • Final drafts should be more or less 2,000 words.
  • Include the target keyword in the title.
  • Provide keyword-related tags to accompany the submission.
  • Include a Dropbox or Google Drive folder of media that will appear within the submission along with a non-copyrighted featured image. (For reference, the width of our blog is 700px wide.)
  • All images associated with the submission must be 200KB or less.
  • Comment in copy where each piece of media will be placed.
  • Include the source of the media.
  • Content that does not cite or link to another source must be 100% original.

Your copy can be submitted to your editor. They will review your work, edit as needed to boost SEO and send you a final draft. We will not publish your article until agreement is made between you and your editor. Win-Win!

Backlinking

Due to an increased number of backlink requests, we’ve decided to make a dedicated place on our site for those looking to have a DC Dev Shop article link to one of theirs.

We vet every request that comes in, if the submission is accepted, you will hear back within one week. All companies we publish a backlink for cannot submit again for three months.

We require an email address with your company’s domain (not @gmail.com, @yahoo.com, etc.) for all submissions.

Accepted Requests

We love to see submissions regarding:

  • Articles that support and enhance DC Dev Shop articles.
  • Content from companies that offer web development resources, web design tools, marketing strategy courses, etc.

We look forward to collaborating with you!

For all other inquiries, please contact us!