Write With Us

Do you believe in our mission? Do you have personal experiences that you want to share with the world? Are you an aspiring or established writer looking to hone your skills? If so, please read on….

How it works

I’m Dennis, and I’ve been blogging and freelance writing for over four years now. It started as something I did for fun on the side, and eventually led to a full-time job at Automattic, the company that brings us WordPress. I love writing, but at heart, I’m still a teacher. It’s what I did for eight years, after all. And even now, part of my job at WordPress.com is to teach people how to blog.

If you have great stories, but aren’t the most experienced writer, I’d be happy to teach you all about the craft. On the flip side, if you’re a great writer, but are short on story ideas, then I can help you, too. If you’re a great writer and you have great stories… well, you may already be a professional. But hey, I’m always looking for guest contributors! Plus, your writings can serve as awesome examples to everyone else, right?

The Writers’ Workshop

To foster a spirit of collaboration, we have a new writers’ workshop where we pitch ideas and solicit feedback from each other. Starting in 2015, all Musings submissions will be posted first in the workshop. Even if you’re not quite ready to submit something, and just want to start developing your craft, you are welcome to join!

For now, you can check out the workshop here.

What to write about

If you are wondering what we’d like you to write about, the answer is… anything you want! Musings has only two rules:

1. Every article should have some sort of life lesson — some sort of message that our audience can take with them.

2. No insults or blanket bashing of a gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or any other type of group. Our goal is to promote understanding and insight, not bigotry.

What’s in it for you

Musings isn’t a commercial site, so I can’t offer financial compensation for your submissions (you’ll never see ads plastered across the site, and the few we do have pay for site maintenance). Instead, what I can offer you is 1) personalized feedback and one-on-one coaching to help you develop your skills, 2) a place to showcase your writing, and 3) a growing and loyal fan base who will eagerly read it!

So, I feel like it’s a win-win situation for both of us, yeah? I help you learn how to write, you get exposure for your work, I feel like I’ve done my job as a teacher, and your writing helps me keep the blog active.

And since you retain ownership of everything you write on the site, you are, of course, welcome to sell your articles to a commercial publication should the opportunity arise.

The submission process

Before you submit any articles or ideas, please check out our submission guidelines. Or, click here for information on submitting articles anonymously.