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Please note that our team is currently at full capacity and we regret to inform you that we are unable to accept any new submissions at this time.
However, we are actively planning to reopen our submission process shortly. Please stay tuned for updates and announcements.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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 through the Vonage developer blog.

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. Before we can publish a post, it must conform to our style guide. We’re happy to help fine-tune, but submissions should be proofread and need only minor editing.

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.

Does my post have to be about Vonage products?

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

What We're Not Looking For

  • Beginner-level tutorials on how to use Vonage APIs
  • Thought leadership articles
  • Introduction to third-party frameworks, programming languages, and modern development techniques
  • Anything that is not a step-by-step tutorial
  • 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 Vonage developer blog

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.

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.

And Now Introducing: Spotlight for Donations

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

How to Submit Your Article

To submit your article, you'll need to provide a detailed outline of your piece through the submission form on this page. Please be aware that even if we find the idea promising, it doesn't guarantee publication of your work. Once your idea is accepted, you'll be required to submit a draft. It's important to note that if the quality of the draft — in terms of grammar, coding, and structure — does not meet the expected standards, we reserve the right to decline your article.

The Process

Upon acceptance of your idea, you'll be required to submit a draft of of your article. We typically anticipate receiving the final draft within 3 weeks from the date of idea acceptance. As the final draft nears completion and is ready for publication, we will confirm a specific publication date.

Your payment will be processed on the day your article is published.

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.

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