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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

How to Submit Your Idea

You will need to submit a rough draft of your article as a Google Doc. The draft should include:

  • Title
  • Introduction: a paragraph that explains the scope of the tutorial (What does the app do? What’s its purpose?)
  • Prerequisites
  • Step by step outline
  • Conclusion

The more details you provide, the better feedback we can give you.

The final draft should be around 2000 words

Before Submitting

Before you begin working on your draft, we recommend that you:

Please note that getting your article published will take time and commitment on both sides.
Once accepted, our Developer Education team will work extensively with you to make sure your article is at its best.

We expect high quality in the submissions we receive. We can only approve drafts that show effort and thought, subjects that are relevant, tutorials that use Vonage products and have professional language. If you have dedicated time to your submission and have taken the task seriously, we’re more than willing to work with you.

The Process

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

At the end of the month, we will get back to you with feedback on whether the application was successful or not.

If we think your idea is in line with our needs and meets the quality standard, we will confirm we have accepted it.

From the day of acceptance, we expect to receive your complete draft within 3 weeks. However, we can be flexible on the deadline so, if you need more time, that’s totally fine.

When you have sent the complete draft, one of our Developer Educators will review it and leave comments, if needed.

When you have addressed the comments and the article is almost ready to go live, we will confirm a publication date.

You will receive your payment the day that the article is published.

Please note that submission is not a guarantee that your work will be published; we reserve the right to decline submissions that aren't right for our learning 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!

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.

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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Authors can now choose to pay it forward and donate their $500 to a charity making a difference in the technology industry.

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