Writing Articles
Anyone with good writing skills is welcome to write an article for the Fedora Magazine!
__Writing an article requires write access to our https://teams.fedoraproject.org/project/asamalik-fedora-magazine/kanban[Taiga board] (so you can indicate progress) and optionally to our https://fedoramagazine.org/admin[Wordpress instance] (if you choose to write it there). Read the xref:getting-access.adoc[Getting Access] page for more information.__
Writing an article
1. Choose what to write
**Choose** any article you like in the __Article Spec__ column in the https://teams.fedoraproject.org/project/asamalik-fedora-magazine/kanban[Kanban board in Fedora Magazine Taiga].
**Assign** the card you've chosen to yourself by opening the card and clicking on __Assign to myself__ on the right hand side.
**Move it to __In Progress__** by simply dragging the card to the appropriate column.
2. Write it
**Write** your article either https://fedoramagazine.org/admin[in the Magazine Wordpress] (create a new article there) or anywhere you prefer. Wordpress, however, will be the easiest for the editors to review and publish later. Read the xref:writing-guidelines.adoc[Writing Guidelines] page for specific guidance about our preferred writing style.
https://fedoramagazine.org/how-to-structure-your-article/[Here’s a template you can use] to structure your article well, and make it as useful as possible to readers. Make sure you set the article status from __Pitch__ to __Draft__ once you receive approval.
As you write your draft, try to understand and follow the xref:writing-guidelines.adoc[style, grammar, and SEO guidelines] for the Magazine. Don’t skip this step! The guidelines tell you how to use markup, write better sentences, and get your article ranked well in search engines. Also, if you write a better article, the editors are more likely to publish it sooner.
3. Mark it as done
**Move it to __Review__** when done with writing. Please include a link to Wordpress or to the text in the card before moving it to the __Review__ column so the Editors can access it.
And that's it!
Please note that in some cases the editors might require a change in your article. In that case, you'll receive feedback in the card, and it'll be moved back to the __In Progress__ column. In that case, please make the requested change and move it back to __Review__ when you're done.
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