Step 0: Scoping article
Before you get deep into a piece, let’s make sure it’s the right one. Look at our publications previous articles, read our style guide. If you have multiple possible avenues and want to spitball early ideas, e-mail ideas to email@example.com.
Step 1: Medium setup
If you don’t have one already, create an account on Medium.com: how-to
In order to publish your article, we need to add you as a writer to the Shortcut publication. Send an e-mail containing your handle to firstname.lastname@example.org. E.g. mine is @lpwarner
Step 2: Write & submit a draft
Do not Publish the article yourself! Instead add the draft to the Shortcut publication: how-to.
If you need some more informal advice and guidance along the way, we suggest you share the work-in-progress draft with 1 or 2 trusted advisors (how-to). E-mail email@example.com if you would like me to be one of those people.
Step 3: Editing
I will make edits to the article. Expect this within 48h.
I will e-mail you telling you 1 of 2 things:
- There are changes that you need to make as well (e.g. adding images).
- We’re now happy with where the piece is now at. We have scheduled the post for publication.
Step 4: Publication
We will schedule your post with a specific publication date, so you can prepare to share your piece with your network, alongside the Shortcut team’s efforts to publicise it!