Write for us - Depressionals

Write For Us

We have always room for new writers. If you have an idea that challenges our readers and moves our industry forward, we want to hear from you. The web design industry can be revolutionized without waiting for a breakthrough idea. Focus on giving readers a new perspective on a topic that keeps them up at night.

Just be honest: it’s hard to find time to write for Depressionals. We’ll push you to make your article the best it can be.  Once you are accepted, you will receive extensive feedback from our team, and you will interact closely with an editor during revisions.

We hope you enjoy it. Thousands of people (including potential employers and clients) will read your work, and you’ll also learn a great deal throughout the process, including how to communicate, how to write, and sometimes, even how to better understand the topic you already knew so well.

What we’re looking for

We accept rough drafts, partial drafts, and outlines along with a pitch (a paragraph or two summarizing your argument and why it is important to our audience). You’ll get better feedback if your submission is more complete. It’s important to know that we only accept original content – we don’t publish anything you have already published elsewhere (including on your blog).

Don’t send us sales pitches or press releases. We feel sad when we read them.

Please read our recent articles before submitting your submissions; they will give you insight into how your piece needs to be structured and formatted. Make sure your submission:

  • Contains a clear thesis and argument, rather than a list of tips and tricks.
  • Has a point of view. Be interesting, bold, and human.
  • Writes for a designer, developer, content strategist, information architect, or similar audience.
  • Supports their arguments with evidence, not just opinions. Check facts and cite sources as necessary.

What we publish

The length of our articles ranges from 600 to 2,500 words, depending on the complexity of the subject. The average is 1,500 words. We often include custom illustrations with our articles. The tone and content of articles may be casual – excellent for tutorials and posts that do not require extensive research – or highly structured and edited. The topics should be well-researched and on-trend issues in the mental health industry.

Steps to submit

Send your submission via email. Our email for taking submissions is [email protected]. It is much easier and more convenient for editors if you submit your draft as a Google document. You can also submit plaintext files, Markdown files, or HTML documents as links. Send assets in a ZIP file only if an editor requests it.

When you hit Send, the following will happen:

  • If your submission is a fit for the Blog, an editor will review it. A team discussion will follow. This happens every week.
  • The editor will compile feedback from the team and send you notes. If we’re interested, we’ll let you know if we’re interested in your article.
  • You can send us a revised draft after you respond to our comments.  It will be discussed again by the team and we will let you know if we are accepting it.
  • A qualified editor will review your article for organizational, argumentation, and style issues if we accept it.
  • Once revisions are complete, we’ll schedule your article for publication. The article won’t be published until it is almost done.
  • We can charge you a publication fee if your submission contains sponsored links to products or websites.

Thanks for taking interest to write for us. We always welcome any inquiries related to your queries.