Article Submissions

Updated by Alex Fornuto

Get published by Linode and get paid! Earn $250 per article if it’s accepted for publication.

We’re expanding the Linode Guides & Tutorials, and we want you to help! If you like writing, teaching people how to use Linux, and money, we want to hear from you. The guidelines are below.

Topic List

Submit your own topic, or choose from the list of open topics we want to add to the Linode Library:

Each article is worth $250 if it is accepted for publication. In addition, we always welcome edits, suggestions, and updates to existing guides.

How Much Money Will I Earn?

We will pay you $250 per article that is accepted for publication in cash via PayPal, or as Linode credit. Note that submitting an article is not a guarantee of publication. After you submit it, we will let you know if your article has been accepted.

Write Your Article

Use the style guide. While you’re writing, make sure your content is:

  • Accurate. Your instructions should be straightforward and technically accurate.
  • Detailed. Your content should include detailed explanations of each step taken, to familiarize readers with the purpose behind each step.
  • Formatted. Your style should use PHP Markdown Extra formatting and match the Linode Library style guide.
  • Original. Your content should be original material written for Linode. We will not accept submissions that have been copied from other sources.

Want to make sure you don’t waste time writing a long article we can’t use? Submit a writing sample first to

Submit Your Article

Submit your article as a pull request on GitHub, or by emailing it to as a plain text or Markdown file attachment. Writing samples are welcome as well. Ensure that final submissions follow the Linode Style Guide guidelines.

Got images? Attach them as .png or .jpg files. If an image is over 650 pixels wide, please send both the original and a 650-pixel-wide version.

Submission checklist:

  • Article in .txt or .md format
  • Images
  • Your name, as you want it to appear in the Library
  • PayPal account information, or Linode account information for Linode credit

Once you’ve submitted your article, here’s what you can expect:

  1. You’ll receive a brief response acknowledging your submission.
  2. If not already submitted through GitHub, most articles will be added for community review for a period of about one week.
  3. After the initial one to two week period of review, your article will be accepted or rejected.
  4. If accepted, we will do a technical review of your material. This will take a few days.
  5. We will do a copy edit of the article. This will take a few days.
  6. You may receive questions or comments from us, or a request for a resubmission with a few changes.
  7. We will then send you the final version of the article before publication. You will have 36 hours to respond and approve our publication of the final version.
  8. If you respond positively (non-response will be taken as a go-ahead to publish), we will publish the article and give you the cash or Linode credit.

Completed Topics

These authors got their articles published. You could be next.

COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP. Writer agrees that the Work is being created by the writer for the Linode Guides and Tutorials Repository and that each form of Work is being created by the writer as a “work made for hire” under the United States Copyright Act and, at all stages of development, the Work shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of Linode. At Linode’s sole, absolute and unfettered discretion, Linode may make any changes in, deletions from, or additions to the Work.

CREDIT. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be deeded to require Linode to use the Work, or any part thereof, in connection with the Digital Library or otherwise. Credit for the Work shall read “This is a Linode Community guide by author “writer’s name”.”

PAYMENT. Upon publication of a submission to the Linode Guides and Tutorials Repository, the writer will be paid the sum of $250.00 either in the form of a credit to their Linode account or as an electronic payment.

More Information

You may wish to consult the following resources for additional information on this topic. While these are provided in the hope that they will be useful, please note that we cannot vouch for the accuracy or timeliness of externally hosted materials.

This guide is published under a CC BY-ND 3.0 license.