nvntr: article submission guidelines
nvntr accepts articles from members, limited outside contributions from industry professionals, primarily for our members, but also of interest to the general public..
Please no pitches, outlines, press releases, or interview offers.
Abstracts are okay, but please accept our "yay" or "nay."
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
Articles submitted for consideration should be of interest to readers of nvntr, have a tone that is appropriate for nvntr, and be written by a person, not a PR department. We like articles that introduce new ideas and advance conversations around topics and trends that engage our readers—think op-ed rather than content marketing. We appreciate lively, polished writing that balances research or news with fun and memorable anecdotes or examples that help illustrate your point of view.
While we encourage drawing from your own experiences in business to support your ideas, over-the-top self promotion (of yourself or your company) lessens the chance we will publish your article. Same goes for dense jargon and abstract or blanket assertion.
nvntr prefers submissions from contributors who are leaders in and/or knowledgeable about the types of industries and topics the publication regularly covers: the invention process, innovation, creativity, specialty markets, entrepreneurship, cultural creatives, inventor pain and pleasure.
To get an idea of the types of stories nvntr wants to publish, please read... [coming].
HOW TO SUBMIT
Most articles are typically around 750–900 words. We cannot offer to pay for contributed stories, but if they're engaging to read and useful to our audience, we will energetically promote them, just like any other story that runs on our site.
WHAT TO EXPECT IF WE ACCEPT
Submissions are reviewed approximately once a week, and the process is selective. Due to high volumes, we're often unable to respond to all submissions. If you don't receive a response within one week of submitting, it's probably safe to assume that your piece was not selected for publication. That said, we value the persistence of inventors, so...
For those articles that are selected:
nvntr requests that contributed articles remain exclusive to our site for two weeks or more, after which time they may be reprinted in part or full on other sites, with a link back to the original article on nvntr. To repurpose or use nvntr articles for commercial purposes, please contact us.
Contributed articles run online only, however we retain rights to publish in print for five (5) years.