Welcome to SaaS Industry! Millions of readers visit our site each month in search of news, solutions, trends, new ideas and inspiration. We at SaaS Industry regularly publish posts from experts who can provide unique, different, and useful perspectives to our readers on news, SaaS trends, Vertical and Horizontal SaaS, SaaS Employee perspectives, and other areas of interest related to SaaS.
Our mission is to not just change the way SaaS Entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals consume SaaS content but also change the way the non-SaaS community consumes SaaS content.
So, let’s go!
Please submit your articles: firstname.lastname@example.org
SaaS Industry Guidelines:
1. No interviews or quotes or product promotions
Contributor content that contains interviews or features of SaaS products and services are not accepted.
If you are with a SaaS company and you’re looking to write about your product features or a problem for which your firm offers a solution or about any area in which you have a vested interest, your story would qualify as a sponsored post rather than a contributor post. To speak to SaaSIndustry about sponsored post opportunities, please contact email@example.com.
2. The timeline to respond
We are excited to read your stories — please understand we cater to huge volumes of stories. After you submit a article/story, expect to wait for a week for it to be published.
3. The SaaS Industry Style Guide
Want your piece to be published even more quickly?
Follow our SaaS Industry style guide before you write. Do follow it closely to enhance your chance of publishing it.
How to Write a SaaSIndustry.com Article:
Readers come to SaaSIndustry.com to explore everything in the SaaS space. Our mission is to not just cater to the SaaS ecosystem but also help SaaS permeate into non-SaaS industries.
Will Be Great if Your Articles Cover The Following:
Think of a unique angle
After you have a topic in mind, it is helpful to research similar pieces to identify and cover angles. Also, go through articles that have been previously published on SaaSIndustry.com, that way, you can understand how it has been covered—and how you can take a fresh approach. Think of it this way: SaaSIndustry.com is having a conversation with our readers, the goal is to advance the conversation. Amplify the reach to where it has not created a difference before.
Structure your approach
As writers, you may tend to cover the whole gamut of a subject, but dig deeper than that, before you start writing! The most successful stories are well-structured and focused as it enables you to offer specific, substantial, and actionable advice to readers. For example, there are specific headlines that attracted a lot of readers: “Ways to spruce your SaaS careers”, “Marketing Campaigns with a Shoestring Budget”, “Making a mark in the Silicon Valley”, and ” Employee Incentives that matter to SaaS Professionals”
Be useful and relatable—with examples!
The most stories that created an impact in SaaS Industry offer information that readers can use now. Be practical. Be clear. Insights must be actionable, relatable, and more importantly engaging! Generic information is not useful. Theory is always better when it is accompanied with examples that highlight your point of view; with clarity in structure and thoughts that help readers appreciate the nuances in your story.
Things That Cannot Be Included in Your Story/Article:
Promotional content: Articles are a way to boost your credibility as a writer and an expert. They are not a place to promote products, people, firms, or services. Remember, our readers come to SaaSIndustry.com for news, articles, advice, and tips on everything in the SaaS ecosystem.
Paid links or mentions: This is a grave violation of our standards. Compensation of any kind, given in exchange for an editorial coverage, will result in your complete deactivation from our portfolio of contributors.
Unacknowledged financial relationships: We completely discourage you from writing about anything or anyone you have a social or a financial relationship with. There may be cases in which mentioning products or businesses is valuable to the article; in such cases, check with your editor. If approved, the relationship must be disclosed in the piece that you submit.
Profiles or quotes from non-household names of SaaS entrepreneurs, products, experts, or businesses: We discourage you from quoting or mentioning non-household SaaS products or businesses that have no relevance to our readers. Unless the entrepreneur or business is well-known, and has a direct connection to the article, please refrain from mentioning it.
Previously published content: We do not accept articles that were previously published, even if a few changes were made to them. Please submit a new piece of writing.
Plagiarized Content: This is a grave violation of general editorial ethics and can result in deactivation of your account.
Unattributed quotes or information: Always acknowledge any information or quotes from other sources that you have included. For example, if you cite or quote something that someone said in the Wall Street Journal, attribution and hyperlink it.
Photos/ Images: We cannot publish photos/images we do not possess rights to. Therefore we request you to leave all imagery to us.
Our Editing and Approval Process:
Wait time: Due to the number of submissions we receive, you can expect to hear back from an editor within three business days, shortly after submission. Publication time can vary — expect one to two weeks. At times, your story may need to be revised before it is published, based on required edits. Questions concerning the same will have to be discussed with our editors.
Number of posts: We do not restrict contributor submissions. However, all stories must be relevant and actionable. You can write and submit at your own pace.
Communication: We highly appreciate writers who are open to feedback, discussions and take revisions seriously. All edits/ revisions will be provided in detail by our editors.
Rejections: We believe in helping writers work shine and scale; however, it is important that you must also maintain the editorial standards of SaaSIndustry.com. SaaS Industry reserves the right to edit all content submitted for publication, including grammar, formatting, headlines, and length. SaaS Industry reserves the right to remove any links or content for any reason that might not be editorially sound, offensive, harmful, or overly promotional. SaaS Industry also reserves the right to reject content for any reason. Any deviation of our policies can result in removal from the platform at the editors’ discretion or removal of content.
Reposting: You can repost your story/article on your blog/website/social media platforms, five days after it gets published on SaaS Industry. Reposting requires a link back to the original article on SaaSIndustry.com.
By submitting an article or story to SaaS Industry, you’ve agreed to let us use it—in part or in full—in our magazine, newsletter and/or on our website. With your submission, also include a short bio of 50 to 100 words about yourself and your publication history that we can publish along with your city and state.
Here is a list of our style preferences. Following these guidelines will cut down on the back and forth with your editor and will speed up the publishing process.
For a clearer understanding of the type of content we’re looking for, please check our SaaS Industry Writer/Contributor Guidelines.
In general, when it comes to content length, we do not want stories to be over 2,500 words. However, there are rare exceptions.
When formatting content, please note that all subheadings (there should always be at least two subheads in your articles/content) should be formatted in “Heading 2,” not bold. Subheadings should also be in lower case sentence format without a full stop.
Adding Links to Your Stories
If the stories that are published, have “Related” links embedded throughout the story. We would like contributors to add them while writing the story. You can do this by linking articles to the stories in the link style, “Related: Article Title,” with the title linked and then highlighting the whole thing in bold font. For a great reading experience, place the links right before a subheading. You can also link it to your own stories written in the past (published on SaaSIndustry.com) if it is relevant to the article.
Many of you may have professional experience in writing, and others may have copy editors/publicists/writers/ who work with you. This is great because we are looking for content of the highest quality. Your article/story might be rejected if it has excessive grammar and spelling mistakes, or if the writing is not up to standards prescribed at SaaSIndustry.com. It is always good to have someone proofread your article/story before submitting.
Words to Links
For links, please restrict linking to a few words (as opposed to a whole phrase/sentence, which can divert users and distract the reading experience). Please cite only reputable publications as opposed to blogs. You can link the story/article to your own blog a maximum of one time, but SaaS Industry reserves the editorial discretion to remove it if the placement feels self-promotional. While citing statistics, add a link to the original study, not another article that cites it. If you are quoting someone, link to the original source if it is not you. For example, “In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Elon Musk said, “…”
Timeless Relevant Content
Media houses have been publishing an enormous amount of COVID-19 related content. Although the content is currently relevant, we are trying to figure out ways to keep our content that is being published, useful, actionable, and relevant indefinitely. SaaS Industry is focusing on creating content that people can come back to, for years to come, and hence we do not want everything to be dated to a particular period.
We do not believe in discouraging you from writing stories/articles that address people/organization/entrepreneur’s needs during this exceptional moment (those stories are relevant and important), but wherever possible just try to avoid the specific words: COVID-19, pandemic, virus, and coronavirus. Sometimes COVID-19 is simply inferred, and does not need to be explicitly mentioned, and other times you can swap in terms like “the current crisis,” “the global health crisis,” the “economic crisis,” etc.
For submitting your articles, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit a Press Release
PR firms, SaaS Companies, entrepreneurs or if you are someone working in the marketing/PR domain— submit a detailed PR document to: email@example.com
Please note that all documents should be shared as a Word document. Brief pitches may be submitted in the body of the e-mail. The editorial team will get in touch with you before it is published.
Magazine Contributor/ Writer Guidelines
Welcome to SaaS Industry! SaaSIndustry Mag is a monthly edition with readers subscribed for the same. SaaSIndustry Mag provides unique, different, and useful perspectives to our readers based on the Mag Issue. Please refer to the SaaSIndustry Media Kit for more details pertaining to the Mag Calendar.
Our mission is to not just change the way SaaS entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals consume SaaS content, but also change the way the non-SaaS community consumes it.
So, let’s go!
We are currently OPEN to submissions. These will be considered for our upcoming issue.
Please submit your articles to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check SaaS Industry Editorial Guidelines for more details
For more details please check SaaS Industry Style Guide
Article submission length: under 3000 words.
We may consider slightly longer articles if they are exceptional—but we tend to reject submissions that do not adhere to our guidelines.
Please submit your work via email in Microsoft Word (.docx) format. Kindly use a common, readable font size.
We would really appreciate being informed if you have submitted the same work elsewhere and if it is picked up by another publication.
We do not believe in restricting the number of articles you would like to write and contribute. This is subjected to the approval of the editorial team.
Due to enormous submissions we receive, we cannot accept re-submissions/re-writes unless specifically requested by the editors.
Previously Published Work:
We do not consider and publish work that has appeared in other publications.
Along with your submission, also include a short, 60 to 120 word bio about yourself and your publication history.
We highly appreciate writers who are open to feedback, discussions and take revisions seriously. All edits/ revisions will be provided in detail by our editors.
We believe in helping writers’ work shine and scale. However, it is important that you also maintain the editorial standards of SaaSIndustry.com. SaaS Industry reserves the right to edit all content submitted for publication, including grammar, formatting, headlines, and length. SaaS Industry reserves the right to remove any links or content for any reason that might not be editorially sound, offensive, harmful, or overly promotional. SaaS Industry also reserves the right to reject content for any reason. Any deviation from our policies can result in your removal from the platform at the editors’ discretion, or removal of content.
We aim to make a decision within two weeks of receiving your article, but, due to the enormous submissions we receive, we will be unable to respond to all the writers. If you have not received a response within four weeks, please know that we read your article carefully but decided it wasn’t a fit for our current issue. Kindly do not expect a positive response if you are not adhering to the guidelines specified.
Publication with SaaS Industry also provides you the opportunity to feature and promote your work to the SaaS community. We will also provide a link to your blog/website or to the online retailer where your books are for sale. Each of our contributors/writers will receive a complimentary ebook copy of the issue they feature in.
Submit a Sponsored Post
If you are with a SaaS company and you’re looking to write about your product features or a problem for which your firm offers solutions, or about any area pertaining to your firm— your story would qualify as a sponsored post. To speak to SaaS Industry about sponsored post opportunities, please contact email@example.com