Writer's Guidelines

Washington Technology is the leading source of news and analysis for government contracting executives in the federal market. Launched as a print magazine in 1986 and as a digital publication in 1999, it is produced by GovExec. Our audience includes high-ranking executives from the largest systems integrators and IT service providers.

In addition to our daily journalism, we publish opinion and analysis pieces on issues related to doing business in the federal market.

Most successful submissions of such articles are 800 words or less, make a clear and convincing point about a topic of current interest to our readers, and are written by people who are experienced and qualified in their fields.

It is important to focus on our readers and how what you are writing about matters to them. A call to action should be what the government contracting industry should be doing.

The contributed articles we publish generally focus on business trends, leadership, ethics, marketing, technology trends and other issues that are critical to business success in the federal market.

Our contributors have included professional journalists, current and former federal employees, scholars, think-tank experts, consultants and corporate leaders. We do not publish articles that seem to be aimed at promoting the fortunes of any individual, product or company.

If you’re interested in submitting an article for consideration, send an email describing what you propose to write about to submissions@washingtontechnology.com. The email should detail your relevant experience and expertise. We must be notified if the piece has been submitted to multiple publications simultaneously and if another publication plans to publish it.

If we accept the article for publication, we also require:

  • Author bio. At the end of the article, please include a one- to two-sentence description of your professional background.
  • Signed agreement. The first time you write for us, you must sign an agreement granting us permission to use your work, name, image and likeness across our platforms and guaranteeing that your work does not infringe on the rights of any third party.