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Prove Your Originality

All submitted materials must represent a unique perspective on a well-researched topic.

Show Your Passion

To captivate your audience, you should be an engaged author.

Bring Your Unique Voice

We want authors to write for themselves in order to maintain their unique voice.

Demonstrate Authority

External links must be to valid sources that are appropriate for all audiences.

Make a Splash

We know that in the fast-paced world of internet reading, the title is critical.

Connect Your Work

Your work requires citations that can be internally linked upon publication.

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Meet the owner

Hi, I am Dave. I believe in the pursuit of truth and facts. Education and a hunger for learning drive the constant development of content on Direct Knowledge, and it is my goal to share this knowledge with everyone. 

What Do We Expect From You?

Meet Article Length and Structure Requirements.

Articles must meet the minimum standard length of 1500 words and feature keywords related to your topic and field. We also prefer authors use headings and sub-headings throughout the piece to ensure ease of reading. For examples of this structure, we recommend perusing our library for scope and ideas. Plus, your article should contain at least two links to other articles within Direct Knowledge to ensure relevancy to published content and further engage readership.

Plagiarism is Simply Unacceptable.

The act of plagiarism is frowned upon in every writing community, especially in academia. As a site rooted in academics, we do not accept plagiarized content. All work must be original and cited correctly with use of external links for online publication. Plagiarism is the act of taking the work of another with the intent to assume authorship. Direct Knowledge checks all submitted materials for plagiarism and does not post any work in violation of our zero-tolerance policy. For more information on plagiarism, we recommend visiting https://www.plagiarism.org/.

The Publishing Process

The publishing process is comprised of three key steps. First, you need to submit your idea. Then we will determine whether the article is appropriate for the Direct Knowledge community. Once you get the green light, we set up an account for you to begin fully developing and editing your article. 

What Qualifies for Submission?

When choosing content to submit for consideration, you have three options. First, you may provide a pitch with an outline. This should encompass a paragraph or two that summarizes your objective followed by an outline for content development.  Second, you may submit a partial draft using dave@directknowledge.com. This document should include the basic concept for your article as well as make the case for reader appeal. Lastly, you may submit a complete rough draft that you intend to begin revising should it be accepted.  Keep in mind that the more information you provide in your submission, the better it is for our team to consider its effectiveness on the site.

How Does Your Content Get Posted?

Once we accept your pitch, we can set up your Direct Knowledge account. Your account will include your biography that links with your published byline. After your account has been set up, you can begin your article on the site. A copyeditor will help guide you through the process to ensure publication.

What Happens After My Article is Posted?

After publishing your article, we will send it out to the Direct Knowledge social media accounts. Similarly, we invite you to share your article with the people you know and others who may benefit from your work. This will enhance your viewership as well as ours. Additionally, you should feel free to write comments back to those who comment on your work. Keep in mind that all comments must be helpful and professional. Furthermore, revision of your article may be necessary after comments and feedback are received. To revise your article, you will need to contact your original copyeditor.

Articles Published on Direct Knowledge are Copyrighted Materials

We aspire to help writers, thinkers, and professionals from around the world build their careers and brands. However, we require that you seek permission from Direct Knowledge to publish any excerpt of your article to a personal site. Please email Direct Knowledge at dave@directknowledge.com to request permission.

Please note that publishing a Direct Knowledge article on sites or blogs that are not for the writer’s personal use is strictly prohibited. Social media posts, on the other hand, may utilize short excerpts from your piece with a direct link. Please be sure the published link is to the posted material on Direct Knowledge’s site only.