Contributor Program - LiquidPlanner

Join Our Contributor Program

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the LiquidPlanner blog!

To help determine if contributing is right for you and answer any questions you may have, we’ve included an outline of the program below. To apply to the contributor program, please complete our online application.

Please note: While we do our best to respond to every Contributor Program applicant, due to an overwhelming amount of inbound applications at this time, we may not be able to contact every individual.

What is the contributor program, and would I be a good fit?

We appreciate the unparalleled experiences industry professionals have to offer — and feel that our engaged readers will too — which is why we’ve created a program to allow subject matter experts to submit original content to be considered for publication on the LiquidPlanner blog. 

What should I write about?

We’re always looking for unique perspectives in the project management and business spaces. Once approved, contributors have the option to pitch ideas to the editorial team or select from a pre-approved list of topics or titles. 

When brainstorming, keep in mind our audience, community, and your area of expertise. Currently, our focus areas for content include project management, career development, leadership, collaboration, productivity, and more.

What are the blog guidelines?

At LiquidPlanner, we’ve worked hard to build a recognizable, authoritative, and friendly brand voice. And while we may edit content for length, quality, or clarity, your authentic personality should be present. 

While not exhaustive, our team has included a list of things to consider as you write:

Post Guidelines

  • We expect blog posts to be 700-1400 words. Longer or more complex posts can be broken up into a multi-part series, with prior approval.
  • All content must be 100% original. We don’t accept content that has been, or will be, published anywhere else. 
  • Backlinks to the LiquidPlanner site, other third-party, and research sources are welcomed, so long as the links are relevant. We reserve the right to remove any links that are deemed inappropriate, overtly-promotional, or otherwise non-value added from any article. (i.e. writing or essay help service websites, non-related business blogs, etc.)
  • Content should be helpful to the project management community. Ask yourself: Have I provided a well thought out solution to a problem that someone may have Googled?  

Voice and Grammar Guidelines

  • Posts should be written in an active voice from the second or third perspective.
  • Fragments should be made into sentences, unless in bullet list format.
  • Use contractions when able. (e.g. Don’t, can’t, they’re, etc.)
  • Acronyms should be written out, followed by a parenthesis containing the acronym (first time used, only.)
  • Instead of linking, “click here,” link to the title of an article or source you’re referencing. (e.g. In this recent post by LiquidPlanner, the idea of…)
  • Only one space after periods should be used.

What else should I know?

Application Process

We ask that all applicants complete our online form and provide links to two previous writing samples. Submissions without two writing examples will not be considered. Our current SLA for reviewing complete applications is five business days. Please note: While we do our best to respond to every Contributor Program applicant, due to an overwhelming amount of inbound applications at this time, we may not be able to contact every individual.

Content Ownership

We’ll credit your name in our by-line and author bio; however, once published, LiquidPlanner owns the rights to all content, meaning we may use the content in promotional materials, including but not limited to social media, website, and/or newsletters as we see fit, and do not allow for duplicate publishing on any other sites.

Changes to the Program

Our Contributor Program is constantly evolving. Be sure to bookmark this page for the most up-to-date program guidelines.

Get started and apply to our Contributor Program today!