Write for Launch DFW

Interested in contributing content for Launch DFW? We have two ways in which we engage writers—our contributor program and general submissions.

Contributor Program
Note: to be a contributor, you must commit to submit at least 2 posts per month. If you are unable to meet this requirement, please see our process for “general submissions” below. 

  • Launch DFW accepts regular contributors who submit original story ideas (editorials/op-eds, interviews, investigative stories, blog posts, etc.)
  • Launch DFW also accepts contributors who are responsible for a specific “beat” such as startup profiles, event recaps (1 Million Cups, pitch/demo days, etc.), Dallas New Tech live blogging, and regional news (North Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Mid-cities, etc.)
  • Preference is given to those who can commit to an existing beat as this is our greatest area of need—especially event coverage and news.
  • Launch DFW typically posts blog-style stories that run 500-750 words. That is the ideal word range though it is not set in stone; we have had stories as lengthy as 1,000 words or more, and as short and sweet as 350 words.
  • Launch DFW does not accept promotional stories or blog posts. If you would like to support the Launch DFW mission, take a look at sponsoring Launch DFW

If you would like to be a contributor for Launch DFW, please reach out to michael@launchdfw.com and include the beats you are interested in covering and/or your pitch for original content.

General Submissions
Interested in submitting a story to Launch DFW? Read this first!

  • Before you submit a story to Launch DFW, please take some time to familiarize yourself with our content and brand voice. We cover startups, technology, and entrepreneurship that is relevant to our North Texas audience. We also write stories on community and culture that are relevant to those working in startups, technology, or as entrepreneurs. Our writing tone is conversational and approachable.
  • Launch DFW typically posts blog-style stories that run 500-750 words. That is the ideal word range though it is not set in stone; we have had stories as lengthy as 1,000 words or more, and as short and sweet as 350 words.
  • Please review our articles to see if anything similar has been published recently. If so, please make sure that your submission either elaborates on, or presents a new argument to these posts. We want to ensure that we have interesting, timely, and fresh content and perspectives. But, we also believe that some conversations are on-going and Launch DFW is happy to be a place that facilitates those convos. Please be tactful in your submissions.
  • Launch DFW does not accept promotional stories or blog posts. If you would like to support the Launch DFW mission, take a look at sponsoring Launch DFW

After reviewing the above, if you would like to submit a piece of content to Launch DFW for publishing, please send the following to michael@launchdfw.com:

  • Final draft in body of email or as a Word or Google Doc attachment. ***Please do not send PDFs! Your initial email will be rejected and you will be asked to submit your story in the proper format.*** (You may also be added to the EIC’s “Wall of Shame”, a short-list of people who do not read and follow directions.)A short bio (1-2 sentences) to be included with your story. You may include a link to your personal website or social media profile of choice.
  • A short personal bio (1-2 sentences) to be included with your story. You may include a link to your personal website or social media profile of choice.
  • A corresponding “featured image”. Images should be hi-res, in landscape orientation, and at least 1200px in width. High-quality, well-composed color images are strongly preferred. Launch DFW reserves the right to change, modify, or replace images that do not meet these qualifications.
    • When submitting photos, please also include the information for photo credit:
      • If the photo is of your own creation, please indicate as such.
      • If you have the original photographer’s information, please provide their name and link to their portfolio, if available.
      • If you found the image on the internet somewhere and do not know the original source, please provide a link to the place you found the image.
      • If the image you are using is a creative commons, royalty and attribution-free, or public domain image, please indicate as such in your email. No attribution will be necessary in the story, but the editor will need to know that your image falls into this category.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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