While everyone's application will be considered, here's a list of things that will earn you brownie points.
Experience shows, and we like that. Tell us what makes you an expert in your field, whether you're a designer, developer, or just a knowledgeable writer. (Links earn extra brownie points!)
Basic grammar knowledge
While we don't mind editing your article, you should proof-read it before it's submitted. We want to spend time publishing quality content, not editing apostrophe placements.
A positive, informative voice
We want to hear your voice in your articles, but remember to keep ours in mind, too. We like to keep things positive, informative, and inspiring. None of that whiney stuff, please.
Apply to write
Earn cash, get published, and grow as a writer by becoming a contributor to Layout.
Questions we hear a lot
How do I get paid?
No one likes waiting for money, which is why we try our best to pay you within 48 hours of the final edits to your article. We use PayPal to put money into your account quickly, and we'll even take care of the transaction fees!
How do people know I wrote it?
As a contributor to Layout, you'll receive your own Author Page. This includes a headshot, short bio (around 150 words), and will show all articles you've written for Layout.
Will my article be published right away?
Unless it has to do with current events, your article will most likely be published two-three weeks after the final edits.
What’s the editing process like?
Once your application has been accepted, you'll work closely with an editor to make your article shine. We prefer drafts in Google Doc format, and will usually do one or two rounds of edits. Once the edits are done, we'll get you paid!
Can I write more than one article?
Absolutely! As long as everything works out with your first article submission, we welcome you back anytime.
How long are articles?
Articles can range anywhere from 700-1200 words. Whatever it takes to tell your story, that's how long we want it to be.
Do I own the article, or does Flywheel?
Since you’re submitting the article for original publication on Layout, we own the article. However, we understand you may want to share part of it on your own site. Just be sure to link back to Layout!
How exactly will my article be used?
Your article will be a blog post on Layout and shared on social media. Plus, every now and then, we take some of our reader’s favorite posts and turn them into ebooks.
Have a question not answered here?
No problem! Please contact our editor at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.