If you follow the Agile Journal, you know that it was hacked beyond repair last fall. I was quiet about wanting more articles. But now, the site is up and ready for business. Go look at agileconnection.com. I wrote a column about how things have changed in From Agile Journal to Agile Connection: A Look Back at 2012.
We prefer articles that run between 1000-1200 words. We can take them shorter. If they are longer, we will run your article in parts or work with you to make your article shorter.
Our readers love articles that tell a compelling story. Tell us a story of success or failure. Tell us how you used agile in a surprising way. Sure, change the names to protect the innocent/guilty. If you’re not sure how to do that, I will work with you to help. Tell us how things were terrible at the beginning. Tell us what happened when you used agile or lean approaches. If you have data or metrics, even better.
The more specific you are, the more our readers will be enthralled, and the happier we will all be.
You send in a story and it comes to me. I work with you to make sure you are saying what you want to say. I help you craft your story into something you can be proud of. Once we’re done, the story goes to copyediting. Our copyeditors make sure your prose follows the site conventions. They often find a picture that helps your article look good.
We publish one article a week.
If you want to author one of those articles, join the site. Send me the article in Word. Yes, I know, some of you hate Word. Well, our copyeditors use Word, so tough.
BTW, for your story or conclusions, I don’t have to agree with you. I will help you tell your story in your words. That’s my job as technical editor.
So, send me an article. Come on. I don’t bite. Want to read some advice I wrote to authors a while ago? Read Dear Author. Feel the author love? I want you to send me an article. I do, I do, I do. Only an editor who wants articles would go to that much trouble to write that all down.
So, send me your articles. Your words. Let’s work together and create an article you can be proud of. Have you started something and don’t know what to do with it? Send it to me. I bet it’s most of the way there.