Pitch a story to Increment

Increment is a print and digital magazine published by Stripe that explores the state of the tech industry. Each issue is dedicated to a specific theme (e.g., cloud computing, documentation, programming languages) and illuminates industry best practices, contains interviews with industry experts, and looks at important aspects of the theme at hand.

We're currently considering pitches that address technical topics with creativity and precision. We’re looking for finely crafted work that goes above and beyond. All accepted stories will go through a rigorous editorial review.

We’d love to hear from you—please read the following thoroughly before sending us your pitch.

Upcoming themes

Right now, we’re extra interested in pitches on the following:

  • Open source
  • Testing
  • Software architecture
  • Engineering management

Types of content we’re interested in

  • Long-form pieces directly relevant to software teams, engineers, and technology companies
  • Human interest stories about tech and lessons learned, from database migrations gone wrong to cloud migrations gone right
  • Compelling expert insights on industry best practices
  • Very opinionated opinion pieces
  • Interviews with tech industry experts
  • Personal essays that address a technical need or experience
  • Extensively researched explorations of the most fascinating bits of tech past and present

We’re also interested in

  • Seeing your portfolio if you’re curious about contributing issue art
  • Immersive, experiential, and interactive editorial projects
  • Column proposals

We’re not currently interested in

  • Product or app reviews
  • “Roundups”
  • Casual listicles
  • Humor columns
  • Rants
  • Gadget stuff
  • General “tech” stuff (we’re focused on software engineering)
  • Anything that’s being done everywhere else

Pitches should…

  • Be clear and focused
  • Not exceed 250–300 words
  • Outline your concept, target audience, proposed structure, and how you plan to tackle the piece

Be sure to include

  • An estimated word count for your final piece
  • A very quick bio/explanation of why you are qualified to write this piece
  • A link to your portfolio or published writing samples

Send your pitch to submissions@increment.com

While we can’t respond to every submission, we do our very best. If you haven’t heard from us in three weeks, feel free to send a gentle follow up.

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