Hello all,

We're going to be adding something special to both the print and online versions of MSDN Magazine, starting in a few months. And we want you -- need you, in fact -- to be a part of it.

We're going to start running product reviews written by our readers. So if you're a developer using something you think is exceptionally cool, let us know about how you use it and what it does for you. On the other hand, if you're using something that just doesn't work, or work well, that's valuable information, too. We'd love to hear from you.

We're looking for articles in the range of 500 - 1,000 words. The products can be from Microsoft or another source -- anything you use to help you in your job. We're looking for honest, open and clear reviews.

You don't have to be a published author to write a review. We're looking for passionate developers who have something interesting to say, and want to share their experiences with their colleagues.

Authors will be paid for articles. The reviews will appear both in the print issue of the magazine and the online version.

One thing to note: we will verify the authenticity of all authors and products. That means if you're a vendor posing as an author, with the goal of touting your latest ground-breaking product by disguising it as a review, we'll find out about it. Remember that these reviews are only as valuable as the honesty of the reviewer, so please avoid any of those types of shenanigans.

For more information about the process, and guidelines for the review, contact us at mmeditor@microsoft.com. Make sure you put "Reader Product Reviews" in the Subject line, so we'll be sure to flag it.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

 

--Keith

Keith Ward
Editor in chief
MSDN Magazine