Write for Us

Do you have a tip, technique, script, or a good way to explain an InDesign feature? We want to hear from you! InDesignSecrets is a community resource, and the entire community relies on you sharing your ideas.

We’re looking for articles of interest to InDesign users. Here’s how it works:

  • Length: We welcome short articles with tips and techniques for any level of InDesign user.  The length should be 200 to 1000 words, and the more illustrations the better. A longer article is fine too, though you may want to break it up into multiple parts.
  • Has it been done? Please do a thorough search of the InDesignSecrets site before you write your article. If you aren’t sure, you can email us with your idea before you write it up.
  • Submissions: You can send your article as a .txt, .rtf, .html, or Word document to info@indesignsecrets.com. Please put “Write for Us” in the subject line. If your article has images, please zip compress the files into a single archive.
  • Editing: By submitting an article, you agree that we can edit it before publishing it.
  • Sharing: When you share your article with us, you’re agreeing that we can share it with the world on the site. We will send you  a short contributor agreement that we’ll need signed before we publish your work. We do not guarantee that we’ll publish your work.
  • Fame and fortune:  Please include a one or two-sentence bio for yourself that we’ll include in your article. It can include a link to your email, blog, or website, too. We don’t pay for InDesignSecrets.com articles at this time, but you may see some significant traffic coming from your link(s) in your post’s bio, as our site gets over a half-million page views each month. Note that we often draw from our blog writers to write paid articles for InDesign Magazine, speak at conferences, and so on.

After you write a couple of articles that we publish, if you want to become a regular contributor, we’ll set you up with an account on our system so you can contribute more easily.

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Note that our sister site is CreativePro.com — “Where Creatives Go to Know!” That site focuses on a much wider spectrum of products and topics of interest to creative professionals. If you have an idea for a creativepro.com article, please suggest it to editor@creativepro.com.

Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you.