Wagmas Publishing Standards

Wagmas is an open community where anyone is welcome to submit blog post articles. All blog posts published on Wagmas have their own unique and shareable URL. 

The Wagmas editorial team regularly reviews articles submitted for publication, selecting those that meet our publishing standards and exhibit a high level of quality for additional distribution in Wagmas emails, social media posts, websites and more. 

What We’re Looking For: Quality

Wagmas values quality content that supports our mission to be the source of hype-free web3 information to educate and inform our readers.

Here are the elements our editorial team considers in evaluating content quality:

  • Does the content meet a high editorial standard? – Is it well-written, easy to follow, free of errors, appropriately sourced and free from bias? 
  • Does it add value for the reader? – Does it share new insights or perspectives? Provide meaningful advice? Enrich a reader’s understanding of the topic? 
  • Is it written for the reader? – Is the article written with the reader in mind? Does the article make a connection to a larger issue?
  • Is it complete? – Is it a finished, polished piece of work? Concise? Will a reader walk away satisfied?
  • Is it rigorous? – Are claims supported? Sources cited alongside stated facts? Does the post hold up to scrutiny?
  • Is it honest? – Is the post written in good faith? Is it truthful? 
  • Is it free of typos and errors? Enough said.
  • Is the imagery appropriate? Is the imagery relevant and appropriate to the story?

Article length & supporting graphics

We invite writers to submit articles between 300-700 words written in English.  

Supporting graphics must be provided as jpegs and must include the source and any required attribution. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain authorization for use of any graphics submitted for publication.

Distribution disqualifications

Blog post articles that contain any of the disqualifications below will not be considered for additional distribution.

Content that violates Wagmas Standards, including:

  • Violations of Ad-Free Wagmas policy
  • This includes unacceptable embeds, images, and promotions
  • Plagiarism or “borrowing” content without citation
  • Duplicate content 
  • Non-compliant embeds (embeds that collect user information must do it off-site)
  • Undisclosed affiliate links
  • Articles that promote intolerance or prejudice against individuals or groups
  • Articles that are not vendor- or coin-neutral 
  • Articles that glorify, celebrate, downplay, or trivialize violence, suffering, abuse, or deaths
  • Articles that  target, shame, intimidate, or harass identified, identifiable, or anonymous people
  • Violent, graphic, or offensive images or videos
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Unsubstantiated accusations of illegal or unethical behavior
  • Including personal or private information without permission 

Disqualifying story types

  • Sponsored content, content marketing, or articles whose sole purpose is to gather signups/traffic
  • Content that offers any kind of investment advice
  • Press releases
  • Non-English articles 
  • Inflammatory business reviews
  • Investment advice

Disqualifying story elements

  • Links in headlines
  • Copyrighted images – Writers should use images they have the rights for and cite their sources. Resources like Nappy, Pexels, Pixabay, and Unsplash are great for sourcing Creative Commons-licensed images (please be sure to research and adhere to the license of the images you use). Original imagery is also great.
  • CTAs (calls to action)
  • Investment advice