Write For Us

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Adam Gordon Bell

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Write for Us submissions are temporarily closed.

Do you love writing about software development? Then, write for Earthly, and you’ll get access to a larger audience, and we’ll pay you.

Eathly’s blog gets tens of thousands of visitors each month and is a respected source of developer information. It frequently shows up on the front page of Hacker News and receives thousands of visitors from Google each day.


1. Select a Topic

Suggest a topic you’d like to write about or get suggestions from us.

Please send us your topic pitch after you’ve applied and been approved.

A pitch topic is an article title, a paragraph sample introduction, and a bullet point outline. Digital Ocean has a great guide on writing an article proposal

2. Write a Draft

Write your draft in a Google Doc, using Markdown.

Articles should be at least 1500 words and follow Draft.dev’s excellent style guide. Notably, the draft should be in a google doc, in markdown, with images hosted on imgur.

3. Get Published

Once your draft is approved, we’ll let you know when it will be coming out on the blog.

The Edit Process

An article will go through up to two rounds of editing, via google docs. We suggest reading your article out-loud, and run it through grammarly.com before submitting it, to weed out any simple mistakes.

( Make sure your document markdown in a google doc and world editable. )

First time authors should expect to spend some time responding to edits and updating the article.

Articles that don’t reach our publishing standards will not be published.

Writers are paid upon article publication.

4. Get Paid

We will pay you $350 USD for your article and use our Twitter account to promote your article to our audience of developers.

After your article has been accepted please send us an invoice. Invoice should include the following: Date, Title of Article, Amount, Bank name, Back account number/IBAN, Routing Number/SWIFT code/ABA.

If you need help with invoicing or have other questions about payment, please feel free to reach out.

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Topics We Like

We publish all kinds of well-written content targeting experienced software developers. However, these topics are currently our focus.

  • CI/CD
  • Builds
  • Bazel
  • Linux Software Development
  • Developer Tools
  • Containers
  • Cloud Native Development
  • Shell Scripting
  • Testing
  • Kubernetes
  • Go
  • Python

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Spreading the word about Earthly. Host of CoRecursive podcast. Physical Embodiment of Cunningham’s Law.
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