Love languages and like writing? Great! We'd love to have you create content for us.

To answer your first two questions:

  • We're looking for articles that are approximately ~1,500 words in length
  • We pay a flat rate of $50.00 USD per article (may be negotiable for experienced writers and/or articles on very niche topics)

If that sounds good to you, please also see:

What sort of content we want

We're pretty open. If you click around our blog, you'll find a variety of content on topics somehow related to language and/or culture. Language is often a means to an end, so we try to provide content that helps people with both the means (learning a language) and the end (enjoying a language). If you're learning French because you've got an upcoming vacation to Paris planned, for example, we think it's worthwhile to provide you with a post about six must-visit museums in Paris.

If you're looking for ideas, here are the four general topics we post about and a few examples of posts we're particularly happy with for each one.

Posts on "fun" topics

This is any kind of content that is (a) entertaining and (b) accessible to people even if they have no background in a given language. This sort of content generates a disproprtionate amount of traffic, and we use it to help funnel traffic to our more in-depth posts on less-Googled topics.

A few example posts:

Posts on grammar

If you're learning another language, you need to understand grammar. We aren't necessarily striving to be a grammar dictionary, but we do want to make sure we have high-quality content covering the most infamous grammar points that learners of a given language will definitely encounter and struggle with.

A few example posts:

Posts about culture and media

As we said — language is often a means to an end. Let's assume you've learned a language to a decent level: what do you do now? Many learners aren't sure. With these types of posts, we're aiming to give them some ideas and help them transition from learning a language to living a language.

A few example posts:

"Other" topics

If you happen to know something cool about a topic that is somehow related to language, let us know! While these niche topics might not necessarily generate a lot of traffic, they do attract specific types of curious learners, and we'd love to build a reputation as being a place where you can go to find unique content that isn't just the basic SEO drivel everyone else on the internet is hosting.

A few example posts:

Basic Writing Rules

Here's a few biggies — the golden rule is that we strive to create value for our readers.

Rule #1: Your content must be original, detailed and unique

We're looking for original content that's fun and full of useful information. Above all, the primary goal of your content should be providing value to our readers.

Rule #2: Focus on objective facts and practical tips

Unless you've gotten it OK'd beforehand, avoid making your blog post an opinional piece. You can definitely share your thoughts and it's alright to have a bias (we all do), but we'd prefer that you take a more neutral tone in your writing and focus on the data/objective facts.

Again, our primary goal is creating value for readers. People should leave your post knowing something concrete that they didn't know going into it.

Rule #3: Avoid promotional content

Glossika's blog is not the place for making a sale: your goal should be to educate, not to advertise. Again, we're striving to create value. That doesn't mean you can't give yourself a backlink or direct readers to your own content, however. We will not direct readers to a sales page, but if you've got a relevant and valuable post on your own blog/YouTube channel, we're probably OK with that.

Furthermore, we include an author bio in each post, and you've got more leeway there. Go ahead and introduce your company here. You can even include a link directing readers to your product.

Here are two recent guest posts that include promotional backlinks, for your reference:

Rule #4: Pitch us first

It really saves both of us time. Let us know what you want to write about before you begin writing, and after we've agreed on a topic, shoot us an outline.

Submission Guidelines

  • Your email subject: [Guest Post] Title of your article
    For example: [Guest Post] Asking Directions the Right Way in French
  • Submit via Google Docs (please enable editing/commenting)
  • Aim for ~1,500 words
  • We currently accept posts in English and Mandarin Chinese
  • Give us an author photo and a brief biography (2-3 sentences) — we'll make you a graphic if you don't have one
  • All submitted articles will be reviewed by our editorial team — we'll notify you of any changes made and won't publish an article until we're both happy
  • All guest posts will be promoted on our social media channels

Ready to pitch us?

If you’re interested in contributing to the Glossika blog, please send your pitch(es) to samuel@glossika.com

We'll do our best to respond within three business days. If you don't hear back from us within a week, please feel free to send a reminder.