Write For UX Mastery

So you’re interested in being published on uxmastery.com, eh?

Fantastic! We’d love to help you with that. Have a read through the following information, which will give you the best chance at getting your article published.

Who is UX Mastery?

We’re an online resource for aspiring experience designers — whether veterans or beginners — and our content is therefore all about being practically helpful and topically relevant.

We’re run by a very small team experienced in both experience design AND editing & publishing, and we’re backed by a very large and friendly UX community.

Our readers are professional experience designers, design researchers, service designers, information architects, product managers, and other people involved in creating things with a people-centred design process. To write well for these people, you should learn more about the UX Mastery community.

For more details on our team and what we do, you should read the details on our About page.


What types of content do we accept?

We expect original, exclusive and practical content written by someone with experience in UX, design, psychology, visual thinking, business storytelling, or other related fields.

  • Tutorials & How-tos — Short guides that help people get up to speed on a specific method, help them solve a particular problem, or that walk them through the process of achieving something UX related.
  • Ultimate Guides — Longer articles that comprehensively cover a particular subject. These are popular references that readers will come back to read again and again.
  • Case Studies — Have you recently learned something from a particular project, or by using a particular method or tool? These articles are both a good story and share practical examples and helpful insights that help readers improve their own work.
  • Opinion pieces — Is there an industry topic that you have a strong opinion on, and can back up with evidence and good arguments? These pieces help our readers navigate the ever changing world of UX.

What are we NOT looking for?

Good question! Our focus on helpful and relevant content that acts in the interests of our readers means there are a few things we won’t publish:

  • Sponsored posts. Our readers trust us to share wisdom without commercial bias, so we’re proud to be agnostic and independent.
  • Self-promotional or blatant content marketing pieces.
  • Pieces written by people who don’t have practical experience in the topic.
  • Pieces written for link-building or SEO.
  • Pieces that have already been published elsewhere (including Medium).
  • Press releases or public relations content.
  • Listicles or over-simplified content.
  • We prefer article ideas rather than finished pieces, so we can work with you to craft an excellent piece.

What’s in it for you?

  • You’ll work with an experienced, professional editor that will help you take your article to new heights.
  • You’ll be published with full credit including a byline, a short biography and a profile photo so people can find out more about you and your work.
  • Your article will be promoted to tens of thousands of people on Twitter and our other channels.
  • People will comment on your article or respond to it on our channels, creating a dialogue on your topic.
  • You’ll share the company of some of the web’s foremost UX experts (UXperts, we like to call them)

But, most importantly, we’d hope that you see value in sharing your experiences with your UX community—having a platform to share your thinking with the current and future generations of UX designers is often the biggest motivation for people that regularly write for us.

OK, I’m in! What next?

Great! If you’ve ticked through all of the above, then your next step is to send us an article outline using the form below. This is important for us to assess the philosophy behind your article, as well as the structure and arguments you hope to make.

We don’t want you to labour for days creating a finished masterpiece, only to find out that it’s not something we can publish in it’s current form. Let’s check that we’re on the same page first before you invest a ton of time.

Submit your article summary

LinkedIn, your personal website, about.me page, etc
Describe the key concept of your article idea in a sentence or two.
List the salient paragraphs or arguments you hope to include in your article.
Why are you, personally, passionate about this topic? Tell us a little about who you are and what you do—especially anything UX-related or that qualifies you to write on this topic with authority.
A website URL or Dropbox link to any example of your written work, so we can get a sense of your writing level, style and tone

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