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The Black Friday Deals is at the forefront of new deals, offers, sales and Ads on the web. Since 2015, we have published more than 2,00 Quality articles that help more than 1 million readers per month. We publish articles and newsletters for new deals, offers, sales, and Ads.

We are always looking to partner with passionate contributors.

Thank you for your interest in feature writing with The Blck Friday Deals. We are a team of great minds and writers, from freelancers to first-timers with a great success story. We only cover the whole range of deals, especially THE BLACK FRIDAY DEALS. We look for articles at the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture — which means plenty of opportunities for you to pitch us a story.

What we’re looking for:

With few exceptions, our articles are long form features, containing 1,500-3,000 words. They’re narrative-driven, with a clear arc and careful reporting with reader-friendly style.

The best way to know what interests us is to see what we’ve done before, by studying our features posts. All of these stories have a technological element, but they’re not simply stories about technology. They’re really about DEALS — new deals, new offers, and ADS — especially beneficial for us.

What we’re not looking for

We only occasionally publish more personal, relevant, experiential pieces or ruminative essays.

We generally don’t accept product review pitches but direct any inquiries to tbfd@theabeda.com.

Similarly, most Deals or Product reviews features originate with us, but if you have exclusive access to an amazing conversationalist, please let us know.

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You may submit a rough draft, a partial draft, or a short pitch (a paragraph or two summarizing your argument and why it matters to our readers) paired with an outline. The more complete your submission is, the better feedback we can give you. Keep in mind that we only accept original content—we do not publish anything that’s been published elsewhere (including on your blog).

Please don’t send us press releases or sales pitches. They make us feel sad inside.

Before you submit, look at our style guide and recent articles for insight into structuring and formatting your piece, and make sure your submission:

Has a thesis and offers a clear argument—not just a list of tips and tricks.
Has a voice. Be bold, interesting, and human.
Is written for an audience of designers, developers, content strategists, information architects, or similar.
Is supported with convincing arguments, not just opinions. Fact-check and cite sources where appropriate.
Follows our style guide.
For some wise words on the writing process, see “Writing is Thinking”.

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What we publish

We publish three types of content:

Features (1,500–2,500 words). Meets most rigorous content and editorial criteria; runs with a custom illustration.
Articles (600–1,500 words). More casual in tone and content. Great for less-intensive tutorials and posts.
Mini-articles (500–600 words). Short and sweet.
All should be well-considered explorations of current and cutting-edge topics in the web industry.

Note :: We don’t pay for the article. but It’s rewarding. Thousands of your peers (and potential employers, clients, or publishers) will read your work, and you’ll also learn a lot in the process— about communicating your ideas, about writing, and even about the topic, you thought you already knew so well when you started. We will Reward You with Amazon Gifts and Cards.

What to send us

If you’ve got a deal/offer/ads you think fits at The Blck Friday deals, great! We’d love to hear it. Send us a few paragraphs answering the following questions:

What is the Deal? A few sentences should be enough to hook us, but take the time to explain how you see the story unfolding.

How are you going to report the deal? What kind of progress have you already made (including sources and research), and what more do you have to do? Let us know your writing plan, including word count and a tentative deadline.
Why is it right for The Blck Friday deals? Our readership is offers savvy and reads widely. Is your story new to that audience, or does it reveal a new facet of an old story? What other outlets, if any, have covered this story, and how will your telling be different?

When you’re ready to wow us with your pitch, send it to tbfd@theabeda.com. We try to respond to pitches within 2-3 days, but it may take longer if we’re particularly swamped. (Please note in the subject line if your pitch is time-sensitive.) Thanks for reading, and we look forward to working with you!

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