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What We're Looking For

Our goal is simple: we want to see what you're doing with Vonage’s products, and we want you to share your story with the community.

We're interested in technical tutorials on something original you have built, an innovative use case, or some interesting third-party integrations that use Vonage products.

Successful submissions will be:

Original. Literally, we want original work (nothing that has been published elsewhere). And more figuratively, we want to see original thought and interesting points of view we can't find anywhere else.

Well-written. Our standards are high, and we want everything published on our blog to meet those standards. That said, you don't have to be a professional writer to submit! If the post is original, helpful and interesting, our editorial team is happy to work with you to get it publication-ready.

Code-driven. The result of your post should be something a reader can build upon. The code should be clearly explained and helpfully split up.

To get a better understanding of the sort of articles that we are looking for, please take a look at the ones that have been successfully published

What We're Not Looking For

  • Beginner-level tutorials on how to use Vonage APIs
  • Thought leadership articles
  • Introduction to different frameworks, programming languages, and modern development techniques
  • Articles on a broad topic such as trends in development or anything that is not a step-by-step tutorial
  • Articles about blogging or writing technical content
  • Articles that have already been published on other platforms
  • Tutorials on topics that we have already covered. You can check what we have already published on our learning platform

Does my post have to be about Vonage products?

Your posts must involve Vonage products. It can be any of them: SMS, Voice, Video, Verify, Conversation APIs, or one of the other tools of our communication suite.

The Process

When you send your idea via the submission form below, our Developer Education Team will evaluate it to see if it's a good fit for the Vonage blog.

If we think your idea is in line with our needs, we'll be in touch to let you know we want to publish your post and tell you what the next steps are.

Submission is not a guarantee that your work will be published; we reserve the right to decline submissions that aren't right for our platform. We may also be unable to publish your work if your draft isn’t what we expected from your submission, so please be as specific as possible!

All the submissions will be reviewed and will receive feedback.

From the day of acceptance, we expect to receive your complete draft within 3 weeks, but we are not strict on the deadline. If you need more time to write, that’s totally fine.

Before you begin working on your article, we recommend that you read our Style Guide.

Who Owns Your Work?

You do! You grant Vonage an unlimited license to publish and promote your post, but you retain full ownership.

This means you are free to re-publish elsewhere (on your own Medium page, for example). All we require is that you add a rel=canonical tag to your post wherever possible, naming the original post at Vonage the canonical URL.

What's in it for You?

We pay $500 USD per post. Your tutorial will be published on our learning platform and may be shared in our newsletter or showcased during The Dev Lounge stream.

We make every effort to amplify the reach of each and every blog post on our site, and yours will be no exception; you'll have the Vonage marketing and social media teams behind you getting the word out about your work. Your success is our success.

You can also choose to donate the $500 to a charity, making a difference in the technology industry.

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Submit Your Idea

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