Write Stuff

Get paid $200 cash and $200 credit to
write about all-things-databases

Get paid to write about databases

We’re looking to find new and old writing talent to contribute to our database articles where we discuss the topics and ideas around real-world database experience, from usage and management to development and optimization. We are looking for capable writers with experience of databases in production who also want to earn $200 in cash and $200 in Compose database credits for their work.

Read the Write Stuff launch article

It’s all about the database

We want you to help us build a beautiful collection of articles about running databases for modern applications.

Write a deep dive into how you use databases in your technology stack. Let people know useful tips and tricks for a particular database. Explain the philosophy and practical implications of database concepts. Or muse on what the best and worst database practices you've encountered are. We'd like articles that refer to databases and messaging systems you can get on Compose — MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, RethinkDB, etcd or RabbitMQ

This cycle we are particularly looking for people to write about using more than one database in an application — MongoDB and Redis, PostgreSQL and Elasticsearch, etcd and RabbitMQ, whatever combination works for a particular application, we want you to write about it. We know there's a lot of polyglot persistence going on out there and we're looking to the people who are doing it to explain how it works and why it works for them.

Submit your idea

Great articles start with good ideas so, before you send us an article, tell us about what you want to write about or send an outline. We can help ensure it's headed in the right direction for our audience. If so, you'll have a month to produce the fifteen hundred plus words we want for full articles and claim your fortune.

If you're stuck, check out our article collection for some of the things we've written about in the past. Still stuck? Then email us with some details of your interests and experience at writestuff@compose.io and we'll see if we can help you come up with some database ideas.

The current cycle of Compose Write Stuff runs from December 1st 2017 to May 31st 2018. We'll be looking for articles of a 1500 words or more for full articles. Articles will be published by Compose under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license to enable them to be shared. We cannot accept previously published articles.