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At Nordic APIs, we are striving to inspire API practitioners with thought-provoking content. By sharing compelling stories, we aim to show that everyone can benefit from using APIs.

Blog Guidelines for Guest Submissions:

Our blog is open for submissions. However, we only publish contributions that satisfy these points:

  • Evergreen: We’re looking for thought leadership that is still relevant at least 18 months into the future.
  • Community-based: Nordic APIs is a trade publication. The author must be actively involved in the API industry or represent a group that is. In other words, you are a developer, senior architect, API product manager, API tooling provider, or relevant thought leader with knowledge of this space.
  • API-related: We blog about web APIs. Your post must be relevant to this topic.
  • High-quality: Not superficial, goes beyond common knowledge to tackle a specific idea.
  • Vendor-neutral: Don’t mention your company within the post. Unless we’re reviewing a tech on purpose, our content aims to have no vendor bias.
  • Word Count: Shoot for a length of 1000-1500 words. We’ve found this is a great length for a quality, evergreen post.
  • No Republishing: Please send us fresh stuff. We don’t re-publish articles that appeared on your company blog or Medium channel, and we don’t syndicate our content elsewhere.
  • Grounded: Support claims with specific concrete details or references.
  • Clear direction and thesis: Ideas directly relate to and support a thesis. Information is concise and not redundant.
  • Use complete sentences and paragraphs: A bullet list is not an article.
  • Structured: Create a headline, and organize sections with subtitles.
  • Rough Edit: Use American English. We will give it a final copyedit, but before sending it, please check your spelling and grammar. Native and Non-native English speakers alike can use a tool like Grammarly.
  • Submission: Use the submission form below to pitch an article idea. Our Editor will review/respond quickly.
  • Sharing: Please submit a draft written in Markdown within a Google Doc with editing capabilities. Not sure how to use Markdown? It’s easy!
  • No Formatting: Please write in plain text and denote formatting using Markdown.
  • 2-3 weeks: Please understand we receive a number of submissions each week. We schedule in advance and stick to a publishing regime (3 posts/week) plus a bi-weekly email digest. This ensures a high impact for each post, however, it may take time until your post is live. Your patience is appreciated.
  • eBooks: By contributing to Nordic APIs, you automatically give us rights over the content and give permission to republish the content and the author’s likeness as we see fit, (such as in our free eBooks).
  • Linking: We only allow external links that are credible, vendor-neutral, and helpful for readers. We have the right to remove links at our discretion.

We Do Not Publish Sponsored Content

Please note that we do not feature advertising, sponsored content, or content syndication on our blog. We do not accept payment for articles. We also don’t add links to articles upon request. Emails regarding paid content or paid links will be ignored.

Blog Impact

Our blog reaches over 200,000 readers each month. All our articles are professionally copyedited and come with a custom graphic. Each post is featured in our bi-weekly digest, which has over 4,000 API practitioner subscribers. Writers are given a byline, and links in bios are permitted.

Pitch an Article

If you would like to contribute an article to Nordic APIs, first fill out the form below to pitch an idea.

Speak at an event

Do you have an idea for a great talk that would connect with the Nordic APIs community? Visit the Call for Speakers page to submit your talk.
You can see our event calendar here.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you. Get in Touch