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Hacker needs new authors, and you can become one of them! If you are interested in what we are writing about and have a desire to explore these topics with us, then do not miss the opportunity to join the ranks of our authors and get everything that is due to them for this.
So, what is owed there?
- Authors receive cash rewards. The size depends on the complexity and uniqueness of the topic and the amount of work done (but not on the volume of the text).
- Our authors read Hacker for free: each published article brings a month of subscription and significantly increases the personal discount. After the third time, the subscription will be free forever.
But I do not live in poverty. But reputation and good fame will not hurt!
The presence of publications is a great way to show the employer (and colleagues) that you are chopping in a particular topic. We also plan to launch the English version, so you will have a chance to become famous abroad as well.
And of course, we always indicate the name or pseudonym of the author in the articles, and under each article there is a characteristic that the author fills himself. You can put a photo, write something about yourself, add a link to the site and profiles on social networks. Or, conversely, do not do this for the purpose of conspiracy.
I am a techie, not a journalist. Will I be able to write an article?
The main thing in our business is knowledge on the topic, and not the journalist’s crust. If you know a topic, then you can write. If you don’t know how – we will help, you will doubt it – we will support, nakosyachit – edit. No wonder so many editors work for us! They not only correct the letters, but also help with the themes and format and “comb” the author’s text, if necessary. And of course, before publication, we will coordinate with the author all the changes and make new ones, if necessary.
How to come up with a topic?
Topics for articles are not easy, but not as complicated as they might seem. It is worth starting, and you will surely come up with topics one after another!
First, ask yourself some simple questions:
- “Am I understanding something that might interest others?” A frequent case: people do something amazing, but consider their occupation quite ordinary. If your mother and girlfriend do not want to hear about reverse Malvari, assembling the Linux kernel, designing microprocessors or storing data in DNA, this does not mean that you will not find grateful readers.
- “Have I had any interesting projects lately?” If you write, bughunt, solve crackme or problems on CTF, if you are developing something unusual or even just set up some convenient thing for yourself, be sure to tell us! Together we will figure out how best to submit your best practices.
- “Do I know a story that seems cool to me?” Try to remember: if you just recently told someone about something very important or exciting (and related to information security or IT), then with a high probability this may be a good topic for the article. Or at least it will lead you to the topic.
- “Did I notice that something important was missed at Hacker?” If we did not write about something, this could not have been intentional. Perhaps this topic simply did not occur to anyone or there was no person who would take it upon himself. By the way, even if you’re not going to write yourself, you can still give us an idea.
Persuaded, what is the plan of action, what to do?
- You come up with a relevant topic or a few.
- You describe this topic so that it is clear what will be in the article and why someone should read it. Usually a working headline and a few sentences are enough (pro tip: they can then be used for introduction).
- You select the editor and send him your topics (you can editor-in-chief – he will figure it out). At the same time, it’s nice to introduce yourself and write a few words about yourself.
- With the editor, agree on the details and deadlines for the draft. He also gives you the rules for registration and answers all your questions.
- You write the article on time and submit it. If you have any problems, doubts or just delays, you know who to contact.
- The editor reads the article, accepts it or returns with a request to finalize it and a guide to action.
- Before publishing, you get a version with edits and discuss them with the editor (or just give the go-ahead).
- You wait for the release of the article and the receipt of remuneration.
TL; DR: If you want to publish in Hacker, come up with a topic for the first article and suggest the editors.