Write for Compose with the Write Stuff

We're just starting a new cycle of Write Stuff, Compose's campaign to find new writers who know databases and get them to write about databases. We also know who knows about databases – you!

All you need is an idea for an article and the desire to get $200 of cash and $200 of database credit to start. We'll look at your ideas, give you feedback and if the idea is sound we'll ask you to write an article, usually of 2000 words or more.

If you want to focus on something smaller, then you can try writing a Write Stuff Add-on - that's a short 500 word item about focussing on some tip, trick or technique that can make working with your database that bit better.

We'll also be available to mentor you if you've not tried writing an article before to help you structure it and make it a great article. Once it's all together, we'll publish it under a Creative Commons license so people can share it freely.

We monitor how well articles do and at the end of the cycle, there's another $500 that goes to the most popular article that cycle. The current cycle, cycle 4, runs from May 1st to July 31st.

So, if you want to try out your writing skills for fame, cash and unstructured (or structured) storage, then get to the Write Stuff page and enter today.

Bonus Award for Cycle 3

Normally we'd be having a vote as a part of calculating which article stood out for readers in the cycle just past. In this cycle, one article in particular did so well in our selection calculation that voting wouldn't change anything. So, we're please to announce that Robert M Wysocki's PostgreSQL Bloat: origins, monitoring and managing is getting this cycle's $500 bonus.