First of all, thank you for being a contributor to my blog.

You can contribute posts and see your past contributions in this dashboard.  If you do not see “Post” in the menu on the left, you do not have contributor permissions. Please contact me to add those permissions for you.


  1. All posts should be set to type “Image” in order to show up correctly on the blog.
  2. After you submit a post, it will be in “Pending” status until I approve it. Please message or email me to let me know that you’re finished so that I can be sure it gets published.
  3. Before I publish your post, you’ll need to fill in your bio (in the profile tab).
  4. If you have any images that you’d like to include in your post, please e-mail those to me at gaius(at)gaiusjaugustus.com.
  5. After you submit your post, I will edit it, add images, etc.
  6. Expect a link to preview your post before it goes live.


Try to keep your articles longer than 700 words and less than 3000 words. If you find that your article is going over, consider writing a series! Just contact me and let me know.

I prefer all posts to be written in American English with Oxford commas. I’ll read over your post before it goes live and make edits where necessary, so don’t stress about it too much. If you have any worries while writing the article, save the post and ask me to take a look. Don’t forget to tell me what the question is.

Reading scores are useful for making sure that articles are accessible and use simple language. I don’t have any targets for reading scores, but it’s a good idea to copy-paste your text into a readability checker. When I edit the article, I may change wording to make the language simpler. If I change anything substantial, I will let you know. Please read over the article after my edits to be sure I didn’t change your meaning.

If we didn’t discuss a deadline, you should definitely ask me for one. Currently, my editorial calendar is quite flexible.

I’m glad you asked! My goal is to create a resource for those interested to learn about creative ways to communicate science, and to get experts to help me fill out content. I would love to pay you for your articles, and plan to do so once this site is making money for itself.

If you’ve contributed in the past, please check in with me every once in a while about this. And if you have ideas to monetize the blog without inundating it with ads, I’d love to have ideas!